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July 6, 2020

6/29/2020 11:58:00 AM
Pirates fall to Bulls; Lakers split Sunday; Pirates top Lakers in 11 Saturday

Jackson 100 000 112 = 5=6=3
Windom 000 010 200 = 3-7-4

Jackson rallied in the top of the ninth inning Sunday night, capturing a 5-3 victory over the Windom Pirates in First Nite League action at Island Park.

The Bulls capitalized on a hit, a hit batsman and a pair of Pirate errors to score the go-ahead runs in the top of the ninth.

Windom tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth on a Joel Riordan RBI single.

The Pirates briefly took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh. Ross Ackerman plated a run on a sacrifice fly and Danny Kneeland hit an RBI single.

But Jackson tied the game in the top of the eighth, then scored twice in the ninth to claim the win.

Kneeland and Noah Kloss each had two hits in the loss for the Pirates.

Conner Redman took the pitching loss, allowing three runs on three hits in two innings of relief. He struck out three.

ML 000 010 1 = 2-7-2
HL 001 020 x = 3-4-4

Worthington 102 000 01 = 4-12-0
ML 000 200 12 = 5-7-0

The Mt. Lake Lakers split a pair of one-run games Sunday afternoon in Heron Lake, falling 3-2 to Heron Lake before claiming a 5-4 walk-off win over Worthington.

In the opener, Heron Lake took a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning. Mt. Lake closed to within 3-2 in the top of the seventh, but had the potential game-tying run thrown out at the plate.

A Blake Spinks RBI single in the fifth inning tied the game at 1-1 before Heron Lake regained the lead in the bottom of the inning.

In the seventh, Levi Jahnke hit an RBI single, but the potential tying run was thrown out at home on the play. The game ended on an infield pop-up.

Zach Spinks led the Lakers with two hits.

Wyatt Stevens took the complete-game pitching loss, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out three.

In the nightcap against Worthington, the Lakers fell behind early, tied the game in the bottom of the seventh and earned a walk-off win in the eighth.

Trailing 3-0, the Lakers got on the board in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run Blake Spinks single.

The score stayed 3-2 until the bottom of the seventh, when Tylor Duerksen tied the game on a sacrifice fly.

Worthington claimed a 4-3 lead with a run in the top of the eighth, but the Lakers rallied in the bottom of the inning for the walk-off victory. The Lakers loaded the bases with walks. Then, with two outs, Duerksen smashed a two-run single to left-center for the win.

Peyton Engelking led the Lakers with three hits in the win.

Stevens worked the final inning of relief to pick up the pitching win, allowing one run on one hit while striking out two.

ML 100 011 020 00 = 5-10-2
Windom 200 001 002 01 = 6-13-0

The Windom Pirates rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, then scored in the bottom of the 11th to earn a walk-off 6-5 win over the Mt. Lake Lakers Saturday at Island Park.

An RBI double from Alex Fink in the bottom of the 11th drove in Alex Borsgard with the game-winning run.

The Lakers got on the board in the top of the first, scoring on a Noah Sykes RBI single.

Windom answered in the bottom of the first, as Danny Kneeland and Noah Kloss each scored on wild pitches for a 2-1 lead.

The Lakers tied the game in the top of the fifth on a Tylor Duerksen RBI double. Mt. Lake then took the lead in the top of the sixth as Fletcher Hanson laced an RBI single.

Windom tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth as Alex Borsgard cracked an RBI single.

Mt. Lake took a 5-3 lead in the top of the eighth. Zach Spinks cracked an RBI double and Hanson followed with an RBI single.

But the Pirates tied the game in the bottom of the ninth. Kobe Lovell drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Conner Redman tied the game with an RBI double.

In the bottom of the 11th, Borsgard led off with a single and Fink cracked a double to deep right-center field, driving in the game-winning run.

Borsgard led the Pirates with three hits. Kloss, Lovell and Redman added two hits each.

Levi Jahnke, Spinks and Hanson each had two hits for the Lakers.

Kloss worked the final 3-2/3 innings on the mound to earn the pitching win. He allowed one hit and one walk while striking out six.

Jon Faber took the pitching loss for the Lakers, allowing three runs on six hits over the final four-plus innings. He struck out seven.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: at Worthington, July 5
Mt. Lake: at Heron Lake, July 5

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