AREA BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Cass Lake Reds topple Blue Ox
CASS LAKE — The Cass Lake Reds men’s amateur baseball team improved to 5-1 Monday when it defeated the Bemidji Blue Ox 11-1 in Cass Lake.
Bemidji managed only singles by Simon Anderson and Sol Schneider while the Reds pounded 11 hits off three Blue Ox pitchers.
Cass Lake took charge with five runs in the opening inning. Keying the big inning were singles by Chad Wittner, Jake Ellis, Martin Wind, Taylor Humphrey and Caleb Fisher.
Keenan Humphrey and Mike Hanson contributed RBIs in Cass Lake’s two-run second inning and the Reds iced the victory with four in the fourth. Keenan Humphrey and Nolan Coyle had RBI singles in the frame while Hanson plated a run with a double and Taylor Humphrey had a run-producing groundout.
The Blue Ox scored its run in the sixth on walks to Matt Baier, Duane Biehn and Simon Anderson and a groundout by Chris Conway.
In last week’s action the Blue Ox defeated Cass Lake 7-4 at the BSU diamond.
Biehn scored twice and had two singles, while Joel Conway and Shawn Whiting each contributed a pair of RBIs on two singles.
Sam Dwyer added a double.
Tyler Wittner and Keenan Humphrey had two hits for the Reds.
Earlier this summer the Reds collected a 7-2 win over Bertha in Bluffton. Chad Wittner, Wind and Keenan Humphrey each had two hits. Martin also collected three RBIs while Nolan Coyle scored twice.
Blackduck Legion wins opener
BLACKDUCK — Legion baseball has returned to Blackduck after a 15-year absence and the team began its campaign Monday with a home sweep of Staples. Blackduck took the opener 13-5 and claimed the nightcap 3-2.
Dylan Weisert went the distance on the mound in the first game. In the second game Jake Krabbenhoft came in to pitch with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning and went the rest of the way to earn the victory.
Blackduck trailed 2-1 until tying the game in the fourth and winning it in the fifth. Jake Peterson singled home Dewy Nissen for the game-winner.