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The Pequot Lakes 16-under summer fast-pitch softball team split a home doubleheader with the International Falls 18-under squad on Wednesday, July 10. Pequot Lakes won 12-11 after trailing by 10 runs early in the game. International Falls then won the nightcap 2-0. In the opener, the visitors scored three times in the first, added two more in the second and six more in the fourth for an 11-1 lead. Pequot Lakes' only run had come on a triple by Haley Wiebolt and a single by Maddy Galligan.
Senior Katie White was chosen most valuable player of the Pequot Lakes Patriots softball team at a recent banquet. White was honored for top batting average at .423, and also set a record for career pitching wins with a 54-17 record for the Patriots, who finished 18-7 overall after finishing as runners-up in Section 7AA. She was Class AA all-state second team after pitching 150 innings this spring and posting a 2.33 earned-run average with 141 strikeouts and an 18-6 record. Senior Kayla Miller received all-state honorable mention after batting .400.
Junior Austin Mesenbrink was chosen most valuable player for the Pequot Lakes Patriots at a team banquet on Thursday, June 5. Mesenbrink was an All-Mid-State Conference pick while batting .417 and leading the Patriots with 16 RBI. He also compiled a 2.18 earned-run average with 21 strikeouts in 32 innings. Pequot Lakes junior Justin Olson and sophomore Jared Sewall received all-conference honorable mention.
The Hermantown Hawks sent the Pequot Lakes Patriots’ softball team home for the season with a 6-2 victory in the Section 7AA final on Thursday, May 29, in Cloquet. The...
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.
The Pequot Lakes Patriots shut out the Pine River-Backus Tigers 11-0 behind the 12 strikeout pitching of senior Katie White in non-conference action on Tuesday, May 13. White struck out the sides in the first, second and fifth innings while scattering four hits and walking two in five innings. Pequot Lakes got to PR-B pitcher Mia Hanson for three runs in the first inning sparked by a two-run single by Hannah Zimmerman. The Tigers threatened in the bottom of the first when Megan Felthous and Steph DeGrote both singled, but a strikeout ended the inning.
The Pequot Lakes softball team sweep Staples-Motley in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader by scores of 8-0 and 4-1 on Friday, May 16, to win its third straight conference title. Both teams entered the day unbeaten in conference but the Patriots earned the sweep as pitcher Katie White tossed a pair of three-hitters. White struck out eight, walked two and allowed three hits in the first game. The senior then struck out seven, walked three and allowed three hits and one earned run in the nightcap.
The Pequot Lakes Patriots baseball team collected just eight total hits and was swept at Perham by scores of 2-0 and 10-0 in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader on Thursday, May 15. The Patriots, 3-7 in the Mid-State and 5-8 overall, will host Staples-Motley in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 23. That game had been rained out on Monday, May 19.
The Pequot Lakes Patriots baseball team dropped a Mid-State Conference doubleheader to Detroit Lakes by scores of 5-2 and 12-5 on Tuesday, May 6. The Patriots, 1-5 in the conference and 3-6 overall, were scheduled to play a doubleheader against Crosby-Ironton on Tuesday, May 15, before traveling to Sebeka on Thursday, May 17 .
The Pequot Lakes Patriots were swept by visiting Prior Lake in a non-conference matinee doubleheader on Saturday, May 10. The Class 3A Lakers dominated the host team and won by scores of 10-0 and 12-4. Prior Lake played well, and also took advantage of numerous errors by the Patriots. “Prior Lake has a lot of players back from last year’s team that reached the state final,” said Pequot Lakes coach Bret Sergent, “but we had the worst games of the season. Only two of their 10 runs were earned in the first game.”