Mullan reaches milestone as Bagley shades Cass Lake-Bena

Bagley legend Bob Mullan reached another coaching milestone Tuesday when the Flyers rallied in the late going to shade Cass Lake-Bena 5-4 on the Panthers diamond.

Bagley legend Bob Mullan reached another coaching milestone Tuesday when the Flyers rallied in the late going to shade Cass Lake-Bena 5-4 on the Panthers diamond.

The win was the 500th of Mullan's 35-year coaching career, almost all of it spent at Bagley.

It was the opener for Bagley and dropped CLB to 1-1.

The home team jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first aided by three walks, an error and sacrifice fly.

Each team scored in the second the Panthers on Nolan Goss' squeeze bunt.


But CLB was not to score again. Bagley picked up single runs in the fifth and sixth, the sixth inning run coming on a double and single.

In the seventh, a double, walk and error tied the game and a single sent home the game winner.

Hendrickson went the first four for the Flyers with Learmont coming on in the fifth to get the win. They held the Panthers to two hits, both by Jake Fuller.

Keenan Humphrey worked five for the Panthers with Tyler Trosen coming on to take the loss.

The Panthers host Laporte in another league game today.

Bagley 010-011-2---5--6--3

Cass Lake-Bena 310-000-0---4--2--3

Hendrickson, Learmont (1-0) (5) and Nelson


Humphrey, Trosen (0-1) (6) and Brown

Monday win

Monday, CLB scored twice in the sixth to snap; a 1-1 tie and beat NCE-UH 3-1 at Twin Valley.

Mike Hanson went the first five to get the win with Trosen pitching the final two scoreless frames to get a save.

NCE took a 1-0 lead in the second on an error after the Panthers thwarted a double steal attempt. Russ Holland had opened the inning with a double, the losers only hit.

Matt Bergstrong left after four scoreless frames. CLB tied the count in the fifth off Jake Nelson on three walks around Jake Gregory's single.

In the sixth, a walk, Fuller's double and a dropped fly ball plated the two runs.

The Panthers managed only four hits, all by different batters.


Cass Lake-Bena 000-012-0---3--4--2

NCE/UH 010-000-0---2--1--3

Hanson (1-0), Trosen (6) and Brown

Bengstrong, Nelson (5) and Johnson

Blackduck 11, Kelliher/Northome 7

The Blackduck versus Kelliher/Northome game that was suspended Monday due to the weather was finished Wednesday with the Drakes jumping out big and holding off the Mustangs for an 11-7 win. The Drakes 10-2 after three.

James Peura, Curt Lundeen, Dylan Ungrecht and Nick Tichy each had singles for the Mustangs while Matt Mistic and Tony Hoffman each had two of the Drakes' 10 hits. One by Mistic was a double.

Mistic to the win on the mound for the Drakes ending with eight strikeouts through 1 1/3 innings. Chase Pink got the loss going the distance and ending with 11 Ks.

Kelliher/Northome 101 201 2 - 7 4 6

Blackduck 226 010 x - 11 10 6

Other games

In other area games, Thief River opened by sweeping West Fargo 6-5 and 7-0, squandering a 4-0 lead in the seventh inning of the opener but coming back to score twice to win. Cody Conners and Nick Gagner combined on a two hitter in the nightcap.

Roseau drubbed Deer River 14-4 in a Metrodome game played after a Twins-Tampa Bay major league contest.

Apollo scored in the last of the sixth to snap a 2-2 tie and shade Brainerd 3-2 Little Falls shade Monticello 5-4.

Littlefork belted Cotton 12-2. Tim Vagle's Northland Eagles turned back McGregor 11-2 with Brian Murphy going 4 x 5 with two doubles and a triple.

Spencer Johnson hurled a two hitter as Thief River blanked Crookston 9-0 scoring seven runs in the seventh. DGF rolled over Crookston 17-6.

Perham swept a Mid State win bill from Wadena 13-1 and 9-3.

Park Rapids took its Monday opener over Pelican Rapids 4-3.

No score was received from the Hill City-Laporte games that day or Tuesday's Nevis-WHA contest.

Today sends Blackduck to Nevis, Laporte to CLB. Baudette to Bagley and NCE to Fosston.

Bemidji hosts St. Cloud Tech tomorrow while Littlefork visits K/N, WHA entertains Deer River and the two day Park Rapids Invitational begins.

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