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Baseball: Minnewaska scores 23 runs in doubleheader sweep over BOLD

Minnewaska outscores BOLD 23-1 in doubleheader sweep. Torii Johnson throws perfect game in a five inning game.

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Minnewaska's Torii Johnson rounds first base after a hit in a game against Osakis on May 6, 2022. Johnson helped lead the Lakers to a doubleheader sweep over BOLD on May 13, 2022. He threw a five inning perfect game in game one of the doubleheader and struck out eight batters.
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The Minnewaska baseball kept up its winning ways by sweeping a doubleheader against the BOLD Warriors.

The Lakers' bats exploded for 23 runs in 10 innings played.

In game one, the Lakers scored one run in the first inning and nine in the second, which led them to win the game 10-0 in five innings.

The Lakers had 12 hits in the game, led by Torii Johnson’s three hits. Jack Majerus and Nathaniel Dell each had two hits.

Johnson pitched a perfect in the five-inning game and earned eight strikeouts.

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The runs kept coming for the Lakers in game two as they scored 13 runs in a 13-1 victory.

Minnewaska scored five runs in the first, two in the second, three in the fourth and four in the fifth to end the game in the fifth inning.

BOLD scored its lone run of the day in the first inning.

Jacob Blair, Paul Johnson and Dylan Alexander each had two hits in the game. Johnson had a game-high three RBIs, while Blair, Noah Jensen and Paul Johnson each had two.

Hunter Johnson earned the win on the mound in game two. He pitched four innings, struck out two batters, allowed one hit, one run and walked three batters.

Ryland Martin pitched in relief for Hunter Johnson. Martin struck out three batters in the one inning he pitched.

Minnewaska has a quick turnaround as it hosts the Fergus Falls Otters on Saturday at 1 p.m.

BOLD - 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 3

MINNEWASKA - 1 9 0 0 0 - 10 12 0

MINNEWASKA PITCHING - Torii Johnson - W - 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 8 SO

MINNEWASKA HITTING - Jacob Blair, 1-3; Torii Johnson, 3-4; Dylan Alexander, 1-3; Jack Larson, 1-3; Blake Andreas, 0-3; Paul Johnson, 0-3; Noah Jensen, 1-2; Hunter Johnson, 1-1; Nathaniel Dell, 2-3

MINNEWASKA - 5 2 0 3 3 - 13 10 0

BOLD - 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 1 1

MINNEWASKA PITCHING - Hunter Johnson - W- 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO; Ryland Martin - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 SO

MINNEWASKA HITTING - Jacob Blair, 2-2; Torii Johnson, 0-4; Dylan Alexander, 2-2; Jack Larson, 1-3; Jack Majerus, 1-1; Paul Johnson, 2-2; Noah Jensen, 1-4; Hunter Johnson, 1-3; Nathaniel Dell, 0-2; Blake Andreas, 0-1

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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