WAYNE "WHEATIES" WALLIN
Kathryn Miska threw a five-inning no-hitter for Class AA's third-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots in an 11-0 victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines on Monday, May 16. Miska had nine strikeouts while walking two against the Wolverines, who dropped to 1-18 overall. "Kathryn pitched well," Pequot Lakes coach Bret Sergent said of the senior. "She walked two in the third inning for (W-DC's) only base runners."
The Pequot Lakes Patriots baseball team fell to the host St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders 6-1 in a non-conference game on Monday, May 16, at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud. Camren Dehler went 2-for-3 and pitched a complete-game win for Cathedral, the defending Class AA state champions. Dehler gave up three hits, no earned runs, three walks and struck out four for the Crusaders, who improved to 10-6 overall. Zach Sufka went 3-for-3 with one RBI and Quinton Young went 2-for-3 with one RBI for Cathedral.
Pequot Lakes senior pitcher Kathryn Miska was perfect as she retired all 15 Pine River-Backus batters in the Patriots' 13-0 non-conference win in five innings over the visiting Tigers on Thursday, May 5. Miska struck out 13, with most hitters swinging on strike three.
The Pequot Lakes JV girl's softball team is now 6-3 on the season after beating Pine River-Backus 21-4 and Pillager 6-2 last week. In their big win over the Tigers on May 5, MacKenzie Nelson was 4-4 with two home runs and five RBI's, Shannon Mead had an RBI, Cora Brown a double, Annie Harrison was 2-3, Lyndsey Young was 2-3 with a triple and 3 RBI's and Haleigh Salvevold had triple and Brie Sewall was the winning pitcher for Chad Rudbeck's team with five strikeouts.
The Pequot Lakes Patriots baseball team won just one of three games last week and now are 3-3 in the Mid-State Conference and 5-6 overall. On Thursday, May 5, the Patriots split a Mid-State Conference doubleheader at Park Rapids as the Panthers won the opener 6-5 and then the Patriots snapped a five-game losing streak behind the three-hit pitching by Ethan Lehman for an 11-1 win in five innings. In the opener, Chad Christianson was the losing pitcher for the Patriots while Zach Sjoblad had a double among the Patriots' four hits.
Pequot Lakes Patriots senior pitcher Kathryn Miska followed up a perfect game shutout win over Pine River-Backus on Thursday, May 5, with a no-hitter in a 10-0 road win over the Pillager Huskies on Friday, May 6. Against Pillager, Miska didn't walk a batter and had 11 strikeouts. The only runner for the Huskies came on an error in the fourth inning. Miska also had a big day at the plate for the Class 2A's fifth-ranked Patriots. She was 2-for-3, including a three-run double in the first inning and she added an RBI single in the fourth.
The Detroit Lakes Lakers swept the Pequot Lakes Patriots in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader on Tuesday, April 26. The Lakers won the opener 9-8 before taking the nightcap 9-4 in a contest called after six innings because of darkness. In the opener, the Patriots squandered an 8-3 lead heading into the top of the seventh inning as everything went wrong and Detroit Lakes scored six times.
Kathryn Miska struck out 14 and didn't walk a batter for Class 2A's third-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots who defeated the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders 7-2 in non-conference game on Thursday, April 28. Clare Ganley finished 2-4 at the plate with a double and RBI. Miska and Cassandra Haman each had two singles for the Patriots. Both teams had nine hits and played errorless ball. "They're a solid team, but Kathryn (Miska) really pitched well," said Pequot Lakes coach Bret Sergent. "(B-H-V) had trouble with her speed, although they did have nine hits."
The visiting Pequot Lakes Patriots and host Pine River-Backus Tigers split a non-conference doubleheader on Friday, April 22. The Tigers won the first game 3-2 while the Patriots bounced back with a 10-2 win behind a 12-hit attack. In the first game, PR-B pitcher Joe Davidson allowed two runs on six hits to earn the win while Zac Sjoblad took the loss after allowing three runs on eight hits. PR-B's Spencer Richards went 3-for-3 in the first game. Chad Christianson homered for Pequot Lakes while teammate Devan Psyck doubled.
Senior pitcher Kathryn Miska struck out the first 16 batters she faced and Alex Kotaska homered to give Class AA's fifth-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots a 5-0 non-conference girls' softball win over Pierz on Friday, April 22. Miska finished with 18 strikeouts, which is believed to be a Pequot Lakes program record. She allowed just one hit, a double by Claire Reardon. "(Miska) was really in a zone today, and almost untouchable," Pequot Lakes coach Bret Sergent said of the senior who pitched her fifth shutout.