Lakers keep win streak, shutout streak alive


The Maple Lake Lakers continued their dominance this week, chalking up two shutouts and cementing their unanimous first-place Class C ranking. Maple Lake last gave up a run on June 25, in the sixth inning against Rockford, 41 innings ago. During their four shutouts the Maple Lake pitching staff has combined for thirty-four strikeouts against nine walks and 21 hits. This stretch has helped bring their team ERA down to 1.49 for the season.
Maple Lake Lakers 1
Howard Lake Orphans 0
Maple Lake traveled to Howard Lake to finish off the regular season series with the Orphans on Wednesday night. The Lakers posted zeros in eight of their nine frames but managed to threaten the Orphans early and often by putting the ball in play, recording only two strikeouts and two walks while taking advantage of four Orphan errors. Despite all the pressure, only one Laker crossed home plate, but it was the only run that was necessary.
More information and stats appear in this week's Messenger.