McRae Haney makes the out at second then throws to first for another out, Friday against Annandale.
Members of the Maple Lake baseball team celebrate their 5-4 victory over Annandale, Friday, May 22, to advance on to the second game of the Section 5-2A tournament. The Irish were to take on Dassel-Cokato on Tuesday, May 26.
The Lakers beat Mound last Wednesday thanks in large part to the stunning pitching performance of Jeremy Schmidt. Schmidt went eight innings, giving up two hits and collecting 11 strikeouts, including a nine-pitch, three strike-out “immaculate inning” in the fourth.
The offense threatened often but had trouble stringing hits together. Maple Lake managed to get one run in the fifth before adding four insurance runs in the eighth thanks to a three-run double by Luke Fobbe.
Brian Russell finished off the ninth one-two-three, notching a strikeout in the process.
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