Balanced attack keeps Lakers’ 14-win streak alive

Riley Decker lays down a bunt during the Maple Lake Lakers’ 10-3 road win over the Dassel-Cokato Saints. He had two hits, two runs and an RBI in the past week.

Dusty Decker rounds the bases en route to two runs on Friday. He had three runs, three hits and three RBIs for the week.

Second baseman Nate Johnson stretches out to catch an infield fly against the Dassel-Cokato Saints on Friday. On offense, he scored two runs, had four hits and two RBIs.

Matt Bergstrom rounds third base for one of his five runs throughout the past week. He also had three hits and two RBIs.


Maple Lake Lakers 16
Buffalo Bulldogs 2
The Maple Lake Lakers met the Buffalo Bulldogs for the second time this season on Wednesday, June 18. 
Maple Lake went to work early, scoring a combined six runs in the first three innings while holding Buffalo scoreless during that stretch. 
The Bulldogs tried to get things going in the fourth and fifth innings but only managed two runs.  Up 9-2 in the seventh, the Lakers scored seven runs and held Buffalo to finish the game by the 10-run rule.  
The Maple Lake offense was efficient, scoring 16 runs off 19 hits, three walks and four Buffalo errors. Brian Redemske was a home run away from the cycle, tallying two singles, a double, and a triple and three runs batted in.  
Jeremy Schmidt had a very effective outing on the mound, going all seven innings for his fifth win of the season. Schmidt gave up eight hits, allowed no walks or earned runs and recorded five strikeouts. 
More information and stats appear in this week's Messenger.
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