Pipestone ends Minnewaska's run in the 3-2A playoffs

Sam Hested and Hunter Johnson lead the Lakers' offense with two hits apiece.

Pipestone ended the Minnewaska baseball team’s season on June 3 in Marshall as the Arrows (16-8) won an elimination game in the Section 3-2A tournament in a 7-3 final.

The Lakers (13-10) grabbed a 3-2 lead with a three-run bottom of the fourth inning, but Pipestone immediately answered with four runs in the top of the fifth. Sam Hested and Hunter Johnson both had two hits as part of eight total hits for Minnewaska.

Darion Alexander has been good for the Lakers on the mound, but he took the loss on Thursday. Alexander went 4 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and five walks while striking out six. Just three of Pipestone’s seven total runs were earned as three Lakers’ errors proved costly.

Dawson Kellen got the win for the Arrows on the mound. He went all seven innings, walking nobody, striking out three and scattering eight hits.

PIPESTONE 200 041 0 - 7 6 1


MINNEWASKA 000 300 0 - 3 8 3

MINNEWASKA PITCHING - Darion Alexander - L, 4.2IP, 6H, 6R, 2ER, 5BB, 6SO; Hunter Johnson - 1.1IP, 0H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0SO; Aaron Ver Steeg - 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2SO

MINNEWASKA OFFENSE - Darion Alexander - 1-4; Mitchell Gruber - 1-4, 2B; Ver Steeg - 0-4; Sam Hested - 2-3, 1 run; Riley Johnson - 0-3; Dylan Alexander - 1-3, 2B, 1 run, RBI; Torii Johnson - 1-3, 2B, 1 run, RBI; PJ Johnson - 0-3; Hunter Johnson - 2-3, 3B, RBI

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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