7/16/2020 8:35:00 AM Pirates shut out Heron Lake; Lakers fall at Lakefield
Heron Lake 000 000 000 = 0-1-2 Windom 120 022 10x = 8-11-3 The Windom Pirates' offense roared to life Wednesday evening and the defense was sparked by a stellar pitching performance, leading the Pirates to an 8-0 win over the Heron Lake Lakers in First Nite League action at Island Park.
Pirate starting pitcher Ross Ackerman tossed eight innings of one-hit, shutout baseball, striking out 12 Heron Lake hitters. Reliever Collin Lovell pitched a hitless final inning, fanning two.
The Pirate offense got the only run it would need in the bottom of the first. Sam Huska led off with a single, stole second, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on an Alex Fink groundout.
In the second, Jacob Johnson plated a run with a groundout and Alex Borsgard hit an RBI single, giving the Pirates a 3-0 lead.
Windom stretched the lead to 5-0 in the fifth on an Fink RBI double and a Devin Nielsen sacrifice fly. Borsgard scored on a wild pitch and Jack Mellstrom added an RBI groundout in the sixth for a 7-0 lead.
Windom scored its final run in the seventh on an RBI single from Nielsen.
Fink led the Pirates with three hits in the win. Huska, Noah Kloss and Borsgard added two hits each.
Mt. Lake 001 001 002 = 4-7-4 Lakefield 000 110 23x = 7-6-2 Lakefield pulled away in the late innings Wednesday night, claiming a 7-4 victory over the Mt. Lake Lakers in First Nite League action at Lakefield.
The Lakers struck first in the game, scoring in the top of the third inning. Tylor Duerksen walked, advanced on a wild pitch and a ground out and scored on a wild pitch.
Lakefield countered with runs in the fourth and fifth innings before the Lakers tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the sixth. Blake Spinks led off with a double, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a Zach Spinks single.
But Lakefield regained the lead with two runs in the seventh, then scored three runs in the eighth for a 7-2 lead. The Lakers tried to battle back in the ninth, scoring on back-to-back singles from Kolby Kremmin and Wyatt Stevens. But a fielder's choice grounder ended the threat and the game.
Zach Spinks led the Lakers with two hits. Stevens took the pitching loss, allowing four runs on five hits in seven innings of work. He walked three and struck out five.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: at Mt. Lake (St. James), July 19 Mt. Lake: at Worthington, July 17