Pequot Lakes falls twice against Panthers 7-3, 5-2
The Pequot Lakes Patriots baseball team fell to 3-4 overall after dropping a twinbill at Park Rapids by scores of 7-3 and 5-2 in a Mid-State Conference action on Thursday, May 1.
In the first game, the Patriots had six errors afield and the Panthers had five, but they outhit the Patriots 10-5.
Kody Kettleson was 2-3 for the Patriots in a losing cause that found pitcher Austin Mesenbrink going the route as he struck out six and walked four.
In the second game each team had just one error apiece, but the Panthers out-hit the Patriots 11-3.
Connor Davich had a double for the only extra base hit for the Patriots.
Jordan Thorson took the loss as he went the distance, walking five while striking out one and allowing five runs in the 5-2 loss.
Patriots top Northland-Remer
In a non-conference home game on Tuesday, April 29, Pequot Lakes spotted the Northland-Remer Eagles a three-run lead in the top of the first, but the Patriots rallied behind the complete game pitching of Chad Christianson, some timely hitting and 16 walks for a 17-7 win by 10-run rule in five innings.
The Patriots also had seven hits and took advantage of four errors. Justin Olson was 2-5 with a pair of RBI while Austin Mesenbrink and Zach Trottier each drove in two runs.
Connor Davich walked four times in as many trips and scored four times.
“We got some big hits when we needed them and all the walks helped us out too,” said Pequot Lakes coach Jon Kostaka. “Chad (Christianson) had a little trouble in the first inning and after that he allowed just one run over the next three innings.”
The Eagles got three runs in the first on a Patriots error: a walk, a single and a two-run double by catcher Justin Wicks.
They didn’t have the 3-0 lead long as the Patriots came right back with eight runs in their half of the first, when Olson led off with a double which really opened the floodgates.
Seven bases on ball, an error, run-scoring singles by both Kody Kettleson and Karl Satterlund and a two-run single by Rick and the Patriots had an eight-three lead.
They added a single run in the second and three more in the third without the benefit of any hits for a 12-3 lead.
The Eagles added a three-run homer by Wicks, who went 3-3 with six RBI.