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P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
Fax: 507-427-2724


The Mt. Lake Legion Post

389 baseball team saw two

golden chances to score fall

by the wayside in the late innings

Thursday night.

Those missed opportunities

doomed Post 389 in a 2-1

loss to Slayton at Munson

Field.

Slayton scored in the top

of the first, then took a 2-0

lead in the top of the fifth

inning.

Mt. Lake strung together a

threat in the sixth. Ryan Mc-

Cue hit a one-out single and

moved to third on a double

by Adam Watkins. Sam

Grev’s sacrifice fly drove in

a run and moved Watkins to

third, but a groundout ended

the threat.

Then, in the seventh, Zach

Spinks reached on an error

with two outs and moved to

third on a single by Brett

Willaby before a pop-out

ended the game.

Jared Willaby took the

tough pitching loss, allowing

two runs on five hits.

He didn’t issue a walk and

struck out seven.

Mt. Lake’s scheduled game

Monday against Heron Lake

was cancelled. Coach Dan

Suess noted that attempts

to reschedule the game are

being made.

Otherwise, Mt. Lake is

slated to end the regular season

Thursday at Springfield.

The Sub-District playoffs

are scheduled to begin July

9, with Jackson hosting the

tournament. The top three

teams from the sub-district

will advance to the district

tournament, which will be

played at St. James.

Score by innings R H E

Slayton....................................100 010 0 — 2 5 2

Mt. Lake Post 389....................000 001 0 — 1 4 2

Mt. Lake hitters: JWillaby 0-4; McCue 1-3, 1 R;

Watkins 1-3, 1 2B; Grev 0-2, 1 RBI; Suess 0-3; Hirsch

0-3; Harder 1-3; Spinks 0-2; BWillaby 1-3.

Mt. Lake pitchers: JWillaby (L) 7 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H,

0 BB, 7 K.

CHERYL HIEBERT 7/1 legion vs slayton 11

JARED WILLABY fires a strike during Thursday’s game against

Slayton.

CHERYL HIEBERT 7/1 sb vs tracy 85

MARGO STOESZ is congratulated by Coach Janessa Peters as

she rounds third base after hitting a solo home run in the first

game of Thursday’s doubleheader.

The Mt. Lake summer

girls fastpitch team swept

a doubleheader at Munson

Field Thursday night, taking

a pair of wins from Tracy.

In the opener, Mt. Lake

rallied from an early deficit

to claim a 12-10 win.

Down 4-0 in the bottom of

the first, Mt. Lake trimmed

the gap, scoring on basesloaded

walks by Jordan

Boldt and Michaela Cate.

Tracy pushed the lead to

8-2 in the top of the second,

but Mt. Lake clawed back

with four runs in the second.

Ryley Tollefson and Boldt

drew bases-loaded walks and

Meredith Suess hit a two-run

double.

In the third, Mt. Lake tied

the game at 10-10 with four

runs. Olivia Hopwood hit an

RBI single, Tollefson hit a

two-run double and Boldt hit

an RBI single.

Then, in the fourth, Margo

Stoesz ripped a leadoff solo

home run and Sam Stahl

laced an RBI double, giving

Mt. Lake a 12-10 win.

Boldt picked up the pitching

victory for Mt. Lake.

In the nightcap, the teams

scored early and often in a

16-9 Mt. Lake win.

Mt. Lake jumped to the

lead with a three-run first

inning. Tollefson hit an RBI

single and two runs scored

when Boldt reached on an

error.

Tracy came back with

seven runs in the bottom of

the first, but Mt. Lake again

chipped away at the deficit

in the second, scoring two

runs when Stoesz reached

on an error and another on a

wild pitch.

Mt. Lake then put the

game away in the third, scoring

10 runs. Hopwood, Taylor

Naas and Tollefson drew bases-

loaded walks, and another

run scored on a wild pitch.

Boldt hit an RBI single, followed

by bases-loaded walks

to Dani Duerksen, Chanah

Brandt, Hopwood, Naas and

Tollefson.

The game was called

after three innings due to

the league-sanctioned time

limit.

Hopwood picked up the

pitching win for Mt. Lake.

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