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Baseball roundup: Parkers Prairie, Minnewaska fall

The Panthers ran into an undefeated Upsala-Swanville Area program, while Sauk Centre got a walk-off win against the Lakers.

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The Parkers Prairie baseball team ran into a talented group from Upsala-Swanville Area on Thursday as the Patriots (10-0) beat the Panthers (4-3) 11-0.

“The Patriots are a solid team and it showed as they hit the ball and played well,” Parkers Prairie head coach Derek Denny said. “(Our) hitters also struggled against their ace, who will be one of the better pitchers we see this year.

“Nolan Steidl was able to single and Dylan Debilzen was able to rip a triple, but that was about it for our offense. David Revering was able to throw a runner out at second, and Cole Gesell made a nice catch in left, adjusting on a well-hit ball.”

Lakers lose first game of the season

Minnewaska dropped its first game of the spring on Thursday as Sauk Centre won a nailbiter in a 3-2 final.

The Lakers (5-1) took a 2-1 lead in the top of the seventh inning, but the Mainstreeters responded with two of their own in the bottom to walk off a winner. Elijah Fletcher delivered a key single, and Hunter Danielson and Matthew Warring both scored in the final frame. Danielson had three hits to lead Sauk Centre’s offense.

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Warring threw seven strong innings to get the win. He scattered seven hits and two walks, but limited the damage to just two earned runs. He struck out two.

Two errors proved costly for the Lakers as just one of the three runs allowed was earned. PJ Johnson threw five solid innings, allowing four hits and two walks, while striking out five. Johnson and Jack Larson also drove in one run a piece at the plate for Minnewaska.

MINNEWASKA     100 000 1 - 2 7 2

SAUK CENTRE    000 100 2 - 3 7 4

MINNEWASKA PITCHING - PJ Johnson - 5IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 5SO; Jacob Blair - L, 1.2IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 1BB, 2SO

MINNEWASKA OFFENSE - Blair - 0-4; Torii Johnson - 2-4, 1 run; Jack Majerus - 2-4; Jack Larson - 2-3, BB, 2B, RBI; Noah Jensen - 0-3; Alex Panitzke - 0-1; Hunter Johnson - 0-3; Nathan Dell - 0-3; C Stein - 0-3; Blake Andreas - 1 run

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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