Patriots swept by Staples-Motley
The Pequot Lakes Patriots baseball team wrapped up their regular season by being swept by visiting Staples-Motley 9-4, 9-2 in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader, on Friday, May 23.
Pequot Lakes, 3-9 in the conference and 8-10 overall, were seeded No. 6 and scheduled to face third-seeded Minnewaska in the Subsection 6AA playoffs on Tuesday, May 27.
S-M sweeps Patriots
On May 23, the Cardinals’ Jalen Busker combined to go 6-for-10 with four runs and four RBI in the doubleheader.
In the first game, S-M enjoyed an 11-7 edge in hits. Mark Kossan was the winning pitcher while Karl Satterlund took the loss.
In the nightcap, the Patriots were outhit 11-5 as Eric Kossan was the winning pitcher and Rickard took the loss. Jordan Denning and Brady Becker each had three hits for the Cardinals, who had won eight straight games.
“We’re a young team, and still having trouble against good pitching,” said Pequot Lakes coach Jon Kostaka. “It seems like when we play well in the field, we don’t hit. We hope to surprise someone in the playoffs.”
Patriots 12, Walker-H-A 9
On Thursday, May 22, Pequot Lakes jumped to a 7-0 lead over the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves before holding on for the non-conference win at home.
Justin Olson and Hunter Larson each had four hits for the Patriots while Austin Mesenbrink and Jared Sewall each had three. Mesenbrink drove in two runs while Olson scored three times.
Jordan Thorson was the winning pitcher for Pequot Lakes, which enjoyed a 16-10 edge in hits.
Patriots sweep PR-Backus
On Tuesday, May 20, Pequot Lakes swept the visiting Tigers 3-2, 5-2 in a non-conference doubleheader as the Patriots’ Dalton Richard and Olson each had four hits for the two games. It was a pair of well-played games as each team combined for two errors on the day.
Mesenbrink was the winning pitcher in the first game while Joe Davidson took the loss. The Patriots enjoyed a 10-9 edge in hits. Rickard doubled for the only extra-base hit by either team.
In the nightcap, Thorson was the winning pitcher while Austin Smith took the loss. Each team finished with nine hits. For the day, Rickard was 4-5 while Olson was 4-7 and Satterlund was 2-3. Zach Struss was 4-7 in the doubleheader for PR-B.
“We had some pretty good pitching, played well in the field and had some big hits when we needed them,” Kotaska said.