Minnewaska notches first wins of the season in home showcase

The Lakers went 2-1 in their home showcase to secure first two wins of the 2021 season.

Mikayla Martin throws the ball to first base during the first inning of Minnewaska's 20-1 loss to Osakis on Apr. 16, 2021. (Jared Rubado / Echo Press)

The Minnewaska softball team picked up its first two wins of the season by going 2-1 in a home showcase on Saturday.

The Lakers closed out the afternoon with a 14-4 win over Ottertail Central. Every Minnewaska hitter in the starting lineup recorded a hit including multi-hit games from Grace Larson, Brenna Larson, Rylee Metz, Leah Hagen and Olivia Richards. Mikalya Martin and Makenna Panitzke each doubled in the win.

Brenna Lasrson gave up three runs on seven hits and struck out two batters in the win.

Minnewaska also beat Breckenridge 5-0 and lost to Brandon-Evansville 12-1 on Saturday.



MINNEWASKA HITTING- Mikayla Martin 1-2, R, 2SB; Olivia Richards 2-2, R, 2B, SB; Makenna Panitzke 1-2, R; Maddy Meulebroeck 0-2, R, BB; Leah Hagen 1-2, R, SB; Rylee Metz 1-2, 2RBI; Leslie Murken 1-2, SB; Brecklyn Beyer 0-2; Grace Larson 0-1; Brenna Larson 0-1; PITCHING- Panitzke 3IP, 1H, 1K, 0R, 0ER, 0BB;


HITTING- Martin 1-2, R, SB, BB; Richards 0-3; Panitzke 0-2; Meulebroeck 2-2, RBI; Hagen 2-2; Metz 0-2; Murken 0-1, BB; Brenna Larson 0-2; Grace Larson 0-2; PITCHING- Avery Hoeper 5IP, 10 H, 12R, 2ER, 3K, 4BB;


HITTING- Martin 1-2, 2R, 2B, RBI, 2BB, SB; Richards 2-4, R, 2RBI, SB; Panitzke 1-3, 2R, 2RBI, BB; Meulebroeck 1-3, R, BB, SB; Hagen 2-3, 2R, 2RBI, BB; Metz 2-3, R, RBI; Murken 1-3, R; Brenna Larson 2-3, 2R; Grace Larson 3-3, 2R, 2 2B, 2RBI, SB; Brenna Larson 4IP, 3R, 3ER, 2K, 7H, 3BB

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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