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Panthers topple Laporte 13-6

Cass Lake-Bena scored in all but one inning Thursday to turn back Laporte 13-6 at Cass Lake, upping its season and Northland Conference marks to 2-1.

Cass Lake-Bena scored in all but one inning Thursday to turn back Laporte 13-6 at Cass Lake, upping its season and Northland Conference marks to 2-1.

The loss was the second for the Wildcats in as many starts.

The Panthers host Deer River Monday and travel to Akeley Tuesday to meet WHA in their next league game.

The Panthers broke a 3-3 tie with two in the fourth and added three in the fifth and five in the sixth to pull away.

Jake Fuller led an eight-hit attack with a single and triple while Matt Brown and Martin Wind had doubles.

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Mike Hanson worked the first four innings to get his second win.

Dusty Stensland, Martin Wind and Tyler Trosen followed.

They combined on a six hitter, two by Anthony Bessler.

Jake Premo's double and two errors produced two Wildcats runs in the first.

Fuller tripled and scored on Keenan Humphrey's single in the last of the frame.

Three walks and an error sent CLB ahead 3-2 in the third. Corey Lindgren singled in the tying run in the Laporte fourth.

The Panthers went ahead with two in their fourth without the benefit of a hit.

Jordan Lemke doubled and scored for Laporte in the fifth to trail 5-4.

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CLB answered with three on two walks and singles by Fuller and Nolan Goss. Bessler's single and a walk were cashed in for two Laporte runs in the sixth, narrowing the deficit to 8-6.

But the Panthers put the game to bed with a five-run sixth. Doubles by Hanson and Matt Brown and Jake Gregory's single were wrapped around two walks.

Taylor Day, who left in the fourth, gave up the first five runs to take the loss. Rick Winter finished.

Laporte 200-112-0--- 6--6--3

Cass Lake-Bena 102-235-x---13--8--3

Day (0-1), Winter (4) and Winter

Hanson (2-0), Stensland (5), Wind (6), Trosen (7) and Brown

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