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Kernels split with Orphans, Lakers

The Cokato Kernels split two North Star League games in recent action, defeating Howard Lake 4-0 at home Friday, before falling to Maple Lake 1-0 Sunday.

Against Howard Lake, Steve Schmitt extended his consecutive scoreless streak to 18 innings with a complete-game, 4-0 shutout over the visiting Orphans.

Schmitt, who a week ago shut out Maple Lake in a complete-game victory, did not walk a batter and scattered six hits against the Orphans. He struck out six.

Billy Aho and Jake Hendrickson each had two hits for Cokato.

Against Maple Lake, Vinne Pokornowski threw a complete-game gem, but his counterpart Nick Preisinger did one better.

The Lakers scored an unearned run in the top of the first, and held on for a 1-0 victory.

Pokornowski gave up one unearned run on six hits and three walks, while striking out six.

Preisinger also gave up six hits and three walks, but no runs.

DC Saints fall to Loretto, 6-3

DASSEL – The visiting Loretto Larks scored four runs in the top of the first, and held on for a 6-3 victory over the DC Saints Friday in North Star League action.

Loretto’s Colton Petron scattered nine hits through seven innings to pick up the fictory.

DC’s Tyler Zweibohmer took the loss after a poor first inning.

Andy Haataja, Trent Thinesen, Jordan Flick, and Gus Flick each had two hits for DC.

Austin Zweibohmer gave up just one run in four innings of relief of his brother Tyler.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Saints pick up first NSL win

DASSEL – Maple Plain took a brief 3-1 lead in the top of the fifth, but the Saints responded with two in the bottom half, and added two more in the seventh to take a 5-3 victory in NSL play Wednesday.

With one out in the fifth, Gus Flick walked, and Hohenstein was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second.

Haataja followed with an RBI single, Brandel walked, and Collin Krick hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 3-3.

In the seventh, G. Flick again led off the inning with walk, and was sacrificed to second by Hohenstein.

Haataja followed with his third single of the game, with G. Flick scoring on an error by the pitcher.

Brandel and Krick walked to load the bases, and after an out, Brice Berggren drew a bases loaded walk to put the Saints up 5-3.

Saints starter Jordan Flick went six innings, giving up three runs.

Alex Terning threw two shutout innings of relief to pick up the win, with James Howell pitching a scoreless ninth to record the save.

Haataja (three hits) and Hohenstein (two hits) accounted for five of DC’s six hits in the game.

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Kernels have one to forget against Loretto

COKATO – The visiting Loretto Larks struck early and often Wednesday, putting up up crooked numbers in six out of seven innings in a 17-3, seven-inning victory.

Loretto struck for eight runs (six earned) in three innings against Cokato starting pitcher Eric Pokornowski, and continued to hit all four Kernels relievers.

“Eric struggled a little bit early, but we need to do a better job of digging in and picking up our pitchers when they are not having their best days,” said Corbin. “This was a good one to forget about tonight.”

Tom Halonen had two hits to lead the Kernels, who had nine hits in the game but left 10 runners on base.

Saints finish runners-up at Stearns County Tournament

ST. MARTIN – After starting the season with five straight losses, the DC Saints went 2-1 at the Stearns County Tournament over the weekend to finish as runners-up.

The Saints defeated Luxemburg 7-6 in extra innings and defeated Avon 9-1 (taking advantage of 9 Avon errors) before falling to New London 2-0 in the championship game.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Charger baseball bows out at Willmar

WILLMAR – Willmar’s Brady Bauman held the Chargers to just two hits as #4 Willmar ended the Chargers’ season with a 5-0 victory in Willmar Saturday.

Once again, the lack of a big hit, and some untimely errors, spelled defeat for DC.

Just like they had all season, the Chargers had opportunities to score, but could not come up with the big hit. The team had runners on first and third with no outs in the first, but had a rally-killing double play. In the third, DC had runners on second and third with two outs, but could not push one across.

Collin Krick pitched well, giving up just two earned runs in six innings, walking three and striking out four.

DC ended the season with a 10-12 overall record.