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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