Streak extended to six for Little Falls baseball team

By Tyler Ohmann

Sports Editor

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The Little Falls baseball team racked up four wins to push a win streak up to six straight.

The first of those wins was an 8-4 revenge victory over Foley, May 11.

The Falcons beat Little Falls 10-0, April 18.

Junior outfielder Zach Opatz led the Flyers offense in the win with a 2-for-3 day at the plate with a pair of RBIs and a run scored.

Senior Hunter Swanson scored twice and also drove in a run for Little Falls.

The Flyers followed that up with a road trip doubleheader in Detroit Lakes, May 12.

In the first game, the Flyers cruised past Thief River Falls, 12-3.

Senior Austin Weisz scored twice for the Flyers, and senior Noah Jendro delivered a pinch-hit RBI double and came around to score to help put the game well out of reach.

In the Flyers’ second game, they blew out the host Lakers, 16-5 in five innings.

Weisz led the offense by ripping a pair of hits that included a home run. He scored three times and drove in four runs.

Junior Jake Kapphahn and Jendro had three RBIs each.

Little Falls kept rolling with a 12-1, five-inning win at Zimmerman, Tuesday.

Senior Adam Josephson went the distance, allowing one run on six hits.

Senior Mitch Boros was a perfect 3-for-3 and junior Joe Alholm scored three times for the Flyers in the win.

Little Falls improved to 12-5, and will begin wrapping up the regular season at Becker, Tuesday.


Flyers drop four more

     The Little Falls softball team lost four more contests to drop its record to 3-15 for the season.

The first came in a 9-3 loss to Sauk Rapids-Rice, May 11.

Senior Chelsea Moran went 2-for-2 with an RBI in the loss. Kali Mammenga, Annie Corbett and Allison Hoheisel all had one hit and one run.

Little Falls was swept by Foley in a doubleheader, May 12.

In game one, Foley topped Little Falls 7-6. The Flyers led 4-3 and 6-5, but the Falcons took back the lead both times to earn the victory.

Megan Kirk went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.

Senior Angela Meschke went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs in a 9-4 loss in the second half of the doubleheader.

The most recent loss was a tough, 3-0 loss to state-ranked Albany, Tuesday.

Despite a strong pitching performance from senior Christy Masog, who pitched six innings, scattering five hits and allowing two earned runs, Little Falls was bested.

Meschke led the offense with two hits, but Little Falls was unable to scratch any runs across.

The Flyers (3-15) open the Section 8AAA playoffs, Thursday. Seeds for the playoffs will be determined, Sunday, May 21.