Windom 000 000 000 = 0-5-3 Lakefield 001 000 00x = 1-1-1 Missed opportunities doomed the Windom Pirates Wednesday night as the Pirates dropped a 1-0 decision at the Lakefield Horned Frogs in Lakefield.
Pirate pitcher Collin Lovell tossed a one-hit gem. He didn't allow a walk and struck out 10.
But Lakefield capitalized on a Pirate error to set up the game's only run. Jared Bakalyar reached on an error. A courtesy runner stole second, advanced on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Christopher and scored on a wild pitch.
The Pirates had several opportunities to score. In the top of the sixth, Danny Kneeland drew a one-out walk and went to third on a Jack Mellstrom single. With runners at second and third with one out, the inning ended on back-to-back infield fly-outs.
In the seventh, the Pirates had runners at first and third with two outs, but a flyout to center ended the inning.
Windom put a runner at second with one out in the top of the eighth, but a fly out and a strikeout ended the threat. The Frogs struck out the side in the top of the ninth, ending the game.
Mellstrom had two of the Pirates' five hits in the loss.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: at Green Isle Tournament, June 21-23