Softball: Patriots win four straight

Pequot Lakes Softball

Senior pitcher Morgan Eckes throws to home in the Patriots game against Pillager on Thursday, April 28, 2022.
Dan Determan / Echo Journal

PEQUOT LAKES — Abi Martin went 4-for-6 with four RBIs and a double across two games as the Pequot Lakes Patriots swept the Aitkin Gobblers 4-1 and 12-1 in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Friday, April 29.

Morgan Eckes got the win for the Patriots in Game One as she pitched seven innings with 13 strikeouts and one earned run while going 2-3 with a double at the plate.

Kelsi Martini went 2-3 with a double in the Game One win while Martin had a two-RBI single in the second inning.

In Game Two, Katelyn Geschwill got the win and struck out 11 in five innings pitched. Brea Eckes went 2-3 with a double and Martin was 2-3 with two RBIs.


Game One

Aitkin 1 3 0

Pequot Lakes 4 7 0

WP: Morgan Eckes. LP: Megan Buchholz. 2B: PL-Morgan Eckes, Kelsi Martini.

Game Two

Pequot Lakes 12 8 0

Aitkin 1 1 4

WP: Katelyn Geschwill. LP: Kendall Ratz. 2B: PL-Brea Eckes, Abi Martin. HR: Ait-Megan Buchholz. Conference: PL 2-0. Overall: PL 4-0.

Pequot Lakes' Maci Martini crosses home plate in the Patriots victory over Aitkin on Thursday, April 28, 2022.
Dan Determan / Echo Journal

Patriots sweep Huskies

PEQUOT LAKES — Geschwill struck out 12 and walked just two as she pitched the Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 5-0 no-hit victory over the Pillager Huskies Thursday, April 28.

Maci Martini and Morgan Eckes each finished 3-4 with an RBI. Brea Eckes was 2-3 with an RBI. Maya Orvis and Geschwill each doubled.

Pillager 0 0 1

Pequot Lakes 5 11 0

WP: Kaitlyn Geschwill. LP: Briana Blais. 2B: PL-Geschwill, Maya Orvis. Overall: PL 2-0. Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Aitkin 3 p.m. Friday, April 29 (2).

Pequot Lakes 9, Osakis 1

PEQUOT LAKES — Geschwill and Brea Eckes each knocked out two hits and Eckes’ bases-clearing double was the key hit for the Pequot Lakes in a 9-1 non-conference win over Osakis Thursday, April 28.

Maci Martini doubled and Morgan Eckes struck out 10 batters and walked just two to get the win.


Osakis 1 3 2

Pequot Lakes 9 8 1

WP: Morgan Eckes. LP: Schmidt. 2B: PL-Maci Martini, Brea Eckes.

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