6/15/2020 8:48:00 AM Lakers open season with losses
ML 000 000 0 = 0-1-2 Adrian 400 000 x = 4-11-0
ML 001 10 = 2-5-2 Hadley 370 5x = 15-11-3
Amateur baseball returned to Minnesota fields this weekend, with the Mt. Lake Lakers dropping a pair of games Sunday afternoon in Adrian, falling 4-0 to Adrian and 15-2 to Hadley.
In the opener, two Adrian pitchers combined to toss a seven-inning one-hit shutout as the A's defeated the Lakers 4-0.
Adrian did all its damage in the first inning, stringing together four hits and one Laker error to plate four runs.
After that, Laker pitcher Andrew Hirsch settled in, pitching a complete game. He allowed 10 hits, walked one and struck out five.
The Laker offense struggled throughout, with only one runner reaching base in the game. Levi Jahnke's one-out single in the second inning accounted for the only Laker baserunner. Adrian pitchers struck out 13 Laker batters.
In the second game of the day, Hadley jumped to a 10-0 lead after two innings and cruised to a 15-2 victory.
The Buttermakers scored three times in the first, then tacked on seven runs in the bottom of the second.
The Lakers got on the scoreboard for the first time in 2020 in the top of the third inning when Jacob Brey reached on an error and scored when Jahnke reached on an error.
The Lakers made the score 10-2 in the top of the fourth on a solo home run from Derek Harder. Hadley scored five times in the bottom of the fourth, with the game ending after five innings.
Harder had two of the Lakers' five hits in the game.
Zach Spinks took the pitching loss, allowing seven runs on six hits in 1-2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out one.
Games Wednesday Both the Windom Pirates and Mt. Lake Lakers will be in action on Wednesday.
The Pirates will open their 2020 season by hosting the Worthington Cubs at Island Park, beginning at 7:30 p.m. It will be the first baseball game at Island Park since June, 2018.
Meanwhile, the Lakers will host the Jackson Bulls in a game played at St. James, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Lakers have a handful of players from the St. James area this season and will play a couple of home games in St. James.