Minnewaska’s Julie Helander led the Lakers to a 9-5 West Central North Conference win over New London-Spicer Monday, slapping three hits, including a triple.
The Lakers rallied back after allowing the Wildcats to score four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-4 advantage by adding five runs in the sixth.
Mady Phillips picked up the pitching win as she went the distance, allowing five runs, three earned, on four hits and two walks, striking out five.
MINNEWASKA 110 115 0 9-11-1
NL-SPICER 000 140 0 5-7-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Mady Phillips (W) 7-4-5-3-2-5; Amanda Radel (L) 7-11-9-4-1-3.
MINNEWASKA – Kaylyn Oberg 2-5, 2 runs, 1 rbi; Mady Phillips 1-2, 2 runs, 1 rbi; Kaylee Jacobs 1-3, 1 rbi; Julie Helander 3-4, 3 rbi, 3b; Bridget Opdahl 1 run; Courtney Schmidt 1-4, 1 rbi; Jillian Hendrickson 1 run; Allyssa Engfer 2-3, 1 run; Colleen Rutledge 1 run; Brook Winter 2-3; Lexi Amundson 1-3, 1 run, 2 rbi.
Osakis 9, WCA 4
The Osakis baseball team has won four of its last five games after taking care of West Central Area 9-4 on Monday night.
The Silverstreaks scored in each of the first four innings to take an 8-0 lead over the Knights after three and a half. West Central Area scored four with the help of three walks and an error. It wasn’t enough as the Knights fell to 0-10 on the season and Osakis moved to 8-5 overall.
“A win is a win, but it was an ugly one today,” Silverstreaks head coach Shad Schmidt said. “We let down a bit in the fourth and lost our focus. I never really felt the game was in jeopardy but did not like how we handled ourselves in the middle innings. We can learn from that and hopefully we won’t have any let ups as we close in on the end of the regular season.”
Hunter Scherr got the win after going the first 3 1/3 innings on the mound. Just one of the four runs he allowed was earned as he scattered three hits and two walks, while striking out three. Lane Berberich and Drew Fearing combined to throw the final 3 2/3 innings of scoreless ball.
The Osakis offense was clicking throughout the night. Jordan Frederick had three hits, including a double, to go along with two runs, two stolen bases and an RBI. Doug Zimmel had two hits and three RBIs, while Fearing, Mitch Herzog and Joe Roggenbuck each added two hits as well.
“We are getting the bats going a little bit and being aggressive on the bases,” Schmidt said. “We need to be mentally stronger and smarter at times.”
Osakis will wrap up a four-game week tonight, Friday, in Browerville against the sixth-ranked Tigers.
WEST CENTRAL AREA 000 400 0 – 4
OSAKIS 142 100 1 – 9
OSAKIS PITCHING – Scherr – W, 3 1/3IP, 3H, 4R, 1ER, 2BB, 3SO; Berberich – 2 2/3IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 0SO; Fearing – 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 2BB, 0SO
OSAKIS HITTING – Fearing – 2 hits, 2 RBI, 1 Sac. 1 SB; Zimmel – 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2 SB; Berberich – 1 hit, 2 runs, 1 BB, RBI, 2 SB; Frederick – 3 hits, 2B, 2 runs, RBI, 2 SB; Herzog – 2 hits, SB; Roggenbuck – 2 hits; Scherr – 1 hit, RBI; Grayson Fortenberry – 3 BB, 2 runs, SB