Buzz sweep youthful Detroit Lakes Post 15
PERHAM — The growing pains for the Detroit Lakes Legion Post 15 baseball team continued in a pair of 12-2 losses in Perham Tuesday.
Playing with a majority of junior varsity players from the spring Laker season, Perham overpowered the DL pitchers, while collecting minimal offense.
“The reality of the situation is we are playing JV players versus varsity players and the speed of the game is much different for us,” said DL head coach Mitch McLeod. “I keep telling the players to keep things in perspective.
“I know they are getting frustrated, but I still see them trying hard.”
CJ Mulcahy had a no hitter through four innings for Perham, before allowing two hits and two runs. He struck out seven.
At the plate, he was 3-3 with four RBIs. Joe Solberg had a solo home run and Tristan Hammans added a three-run home run, as well.
Nathan Currier and Josh Still each had two base hits and two runs scored.
They added another homer in the second inning and four runs in each of the fourth and fifth frames to invoke the 10-run rule.
Connor Johnson and Andrew Dahl each scored in the fourth and fifth innings, with RBIs going to Dahl and Matt Bergren.
In the second game, Solberg and Currier shared the pitching duties. Solberg earned the victory, allowing no runs no hits and striking out four in two innings.
Currier allowed two runs on four hits in his three innings of work.
Solberg added another home run, this time a two-run shot.
All nine hitters in the lineup collected at least one hit in the game and each scored at least 1 run.
Perham wraps up season play at Bemidji Thursday, before heading to DL for the weekend and the the Water Carnival Tournament, starting Thursday.
All games will be played at Washington Ballpark.
Water Carnival Tournament schedule:
Thursday, July 17
7 p.m. Moorhead vs. Detroit Lakes
Friday, July 18
1 p.m Perham vs. Fargo
3 p.m. Thief River Falls vs. Hibbing
5 p.m. Hibbing vs. Moorhead
Saturday, July 19
11 a.m. Perham vs. Thief River Falls
1 p.m. Thief River Falls vs. Moorhead
3 p.m. Fargo vs. Hibbing
5 p.m. Hibbing vs. Detroit Lakes
7 p.m Fargo vs. Detroit Lakes
Sunday, July 20
Perham vs. Detroit Lakes
Focus Sports Editor Robert Williams contributed to this story.