It was a big week of North Star League match-ups this past week for the Maple Lake Lakers as they took on the Hutchinson Huskies and Buffalo Bulldogs in back-to-back days.
Maple Lake vs. Hutchinson
On Friday, June 6, the Lakers hosted the Hutchinson Huskies for their first game in five days.
With Ben Jungers on the mound, the Lakers' defense put the Huskies down one, two, three in the top of the first. Then, in the bottom half of the inning, Nate Johnson led off the offensive threat with a single and later stole second. With Johnson in scoring position on second, Keith Jerpseth ripped a double to right center that moved Johnson around to score the Lakers' lone run of the inning.
A lead-off walk, two singles, and an error yielded two runs for Hutchinson in the second inning. The Lakers had their chance in the bottom of the second to tie the game back up at two all, but Todd Fuller was left stranded at third.