Amateur Baseball Roundup: Maple Lake smacks Litchfield, 14-3
Lakers jump to an early lead to beat the Blues
LITCHFIELD — A six-run sixth inning set the tone for the Maple Laker Lakers in their 14-3 North Star League victory over the Litchfield Blues on Wednesday night at Optimist Park.
Hunter Malachek went 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBI, a walk and a hit-by-pitch to lead Maple Lake (7-3 North Star). Ben Clapp was 2-for-4 with three runs, two RBI and a walk. Ben Reilley was 2-for-3 with a double and five RBI and Donnie Mavencamp went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
Reilley got the pitching win, going six innings. He struck out eight and walked one in the seven-inning game.
For Litchfield, Joey Hyde was 1-for-2 with two RBI.
Litchfield (4-6 North Star) next plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hutchinson.
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Hitting - Maple Lake: Luke Fobbe 1-6 r, Matt Bergstrom 1-4 r-3 rbi bb-2, Ben Clapp 2-4 r-3 rbi-2 bb, Hunter Malachek 3-3 r-2 rbi-2 bb hbp, Ben Reilley 2-3 r rbi-5 bb 2b sf sb, Donnie Mavencamp 2-4 r rbi bb, Derek Rachel 0-4 r bb, Grant Mergen 1-4 r bb, Mitch Wurm 0-2 r bb, Jordan Tanner 0-1 rbi bb … Litchfield: Dylan Koll 0-2 r bb, Jake Jones 1-3, Brady Smith 1-3 r rbi, Gabe Lecher 0-3 r, Josh Johnson 1-3, Bret Wendlandt 1-3 sb, Joey Hyde 1-2 rbi-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Maple Lake: Reilley (W) 6-5-3-1-1-8, Logan Orazem 1-0-0-0-0-2 … Litchfield: Joey Hyde (L) 6-9-8-7-5-5, Wendlandt 1-3-6-5-5-1
Bird Island 13,
Bird Island improved to 7-1 in Corn Belt League play with the eight-inning victory at Wabasso.
The Jaxx are now 0-8 in the Corn Belt.
Trent Athmann, Aiden Elfering and Trent Kjersten all had three apiece for the Bullfrogs who scored four runs in the second and six in the eighth.
Logan Swan was 2-for-3 with two runs, four RBI and a home run for Bird Island.
Bryant Haas was 2-for-3 with two runs for the Jaxx.
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Hitting - Bird Island: Braeden Tersteeg 1-5 r, Colten Minkel 1-4 r-2 hbp, Logan Swan 2-3 2b hr r-2 rbi-4 bb-2, Trent Athmann 3-4 rbi-2 sf sac, Aiden Elfering 3-5 2b r-2, Trent Kjersten 3-4 3b r-3 rbi-3 sb, Tyler Hebrink 0-2 r bb-2 hbp, Shawn Dollerschell 0-2 r rbi hbp sf sac, Zeke Walton 0-2 r rbi bb sf sac … Wabasso: Colby Wall 1-4 rbi, Joshua Guetter 1-3 rbi, Cole Frericks 1-3, Bryant Haas 2-3 3b r-2, Brock Rohlik 1-3 rbi Caleb Kemp 0-1 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bird Island: Elfering (W) 5 1/3-6-3-3-1-7, Swan 1⅔-1-0-0-0-4, Kjersten 1-0-0-0-0-0 … Wabasso: Kyle Lechner (L) 7-7-7-6-5-3, Leo Meis 1/3-5-6-6-0-0, Adryen Tietz ⅔-1-0-0-0-0