Manley, Patriots edge Milaca 2-1
Tyler Manley drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning for the Pequot Lakes Patriots baseball team in their 2-1 non-conference victory over the host Milaca Wolves Thursday, April 13.
The game was scoreless until the top of the 11th inning when Zach Sjoblad reached on an infield single and Manley followed with an RBI double. Manley eventually scored on an error to make it 2-0.
Milaca loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the 11th, but pitcher Austin Meister limited the Wolves to just one run. The Patriots did make three errors in the 11th inning, but they also threw out two runners at the plate to earn the victory.
Pequot Lakes, 4-0 overall, is scheduled to host Pine River-Backus at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21.
Pequot Lakes 2 5 4
Milaca 1 3 0
WP: Austin Meister. 2B: Tyler Manley.
Patriots sweep Rangers
On Tuesday, April 11, visiting Pequot Lakes rallied from a 9-0 deficit to edge Crosby-Ironton 11-10 in the second game of a Mid-State Conference doubleheader.
The Patriots won the opener 6-0 behind the four-hit pitching of Ethan Lehman. Pequot Lakes' offense was led by Sam Pfeiffer with two RBI and Manley with a triple.
In the second game, C-I assumed a 9-0 lead early before the Patriots rallied in the late innings for an 11-10 win. Marcus Klein went 3-4 with three RBI to lead Pequot Lakes while Noah Gindorff led the Rangers by going 3-4.
"Ethan (Lehman) really pitched well and we had a couple big hits in the opener," said Patriot coach Jon Kotaska. "In the second game, we left eight runners on base in the early innings and fell behind 9-0. We were able to have a big fifth inning and take the lead."
Pequot Lakes 6 12 2
Crosby-Ironton 0 4 2
WP: Ethan Lehman. LP: Austin Davis. 2B: PL-Sam Pfeiffer. 3B: PL-Tyler Manley.
Pequot Lakes 11 14 2
Crosby-Ironton 10 11 2
WP: Devan Psyck. LP: Eli Winegarner. 2B: PL-Lehman, Psyck, Marcus Klein, CI-Noah Gindorff, Austin Davis. 3B: CI-Gindorff.