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Gilson's 1-hitter keys Lakers to conference sweep over Panthers

Chris Gilson shut down Park Rapids' bats with a one-hitter in the first game and Detroit Lakes used a four-run fifth inning in the second game to spark a Mid-State Conference baseball doubleheader sweep last Tuesday at Detroit Lakes.

Chris Gilson shut down Park Rapids' bats with a one-hitter in the first game and Detroit Lakes used a four-run fifth inning in the second game to spark a Mid-State Conference baseball doubleheader sweep last Tuesday at Detroit Lakes.

Gilson had a perfect game going before walking Eli Donatelle to lead off the fifth inning. A double play helped end that inning.

Dylan Walsh walked with one out in the sixth before Curtis Tolle broke up Gilson's no-hitter with a single. Both runners were stranded.

Donatelle reached on an error and Kyle Blanchard walked with one out in the seventh, but Gilson struck out the next two batters to end the game.

Detroit Lakes scored the game's only runs in the first inning with two outs on a bases-loaded walk and Aaron Gnoisky's RBI single. The Lakers had both of their hits in the first inning.

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Donatelle allowed only two walks over the next three innings. Thor Jorgenson pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

The Lakers completed the sweep by holding off a late rally by Park Rapids.

Park Rapids took a 2-0 lead in the first inning as Tom Juberian and Zach Lehrke reached on errors. An RBI single by Donatelle and another error gave the Panthers the early lead.

After the Lakers scored once in the third and four times in the fifth on doubles by Nick Polejewski and Reed Oistad to take a 5-2 lead, Park Rapids threatened in the seventh.

Kevin Vaadeland singled with one out and Lehrke singled with two outs. After a walk to Justin Peterson, an error scored Vaadeland and Lehrke. Doug Dickie left runners on the corners to finish off his complete game.

Lehrke took the loss, allowing five runs on six hits in five innings. Vaadeland pitched a scoreless sixth.

Dickey went the distance for the Lakers, who improved to 4-0 in the conference and 5-0 overall.

In the two games, the Panthers managed only six hits while committing seven errors.

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Park Rapids had its annual tournament Friday and Saturday canceled again and Monday's home game with Cloquet postponed because of snow. Tuesday's conference doubleheader with Staples-Motley was also postponed and will be played Thursday. Park Rapids travels to Crosby-Ironton Friday and plays at Sauk Rapids Monday before returning home to play Fargo Shanley next Tuesday.

(Game 1)

Park Rapids 000 000 0....0 1 3

Detroit Lakes 200 000 x.....2 2 1

PLAYER AB R H RBI

Tolle 3 0 1 0

Juberian 3 0 0 0

Lehrke 3 0 0 0

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Donatelle 2 0 0 0

Blanchard 2 0 0 0

Boterman 0 0 0 0

Coborn 3 0 0 0

Vaadeland 3 0 0 0

Walsh 1 0 0 0

Peterson 1 0 0 0

Jorgenson 1 0 0 0

Totals 22 0 1 0

Donatelle (4IP, 2H, 2ER, 6BB, 3K), Jorgenson (2IP, 0R, 0H, 1K, 1BB) and Lehrke; Gilson and Dickie. W-Gilson, 2-0. L-Donatelle, 0-1.

(Game 2)

Park Rapids 200 000 2.....4 5 4

Detroit Lakes 001 040 x.....5 6 5

PLAYER AB R H RBI

Tolle 3 0 0 0

Vaadeland 1 1 1 0

Juberian 4 1 0 0

Lehrke 4 1 2 0

Donatelle 3 1 1 1

Peterson 0 0 0 0

Blanchard 3 0 0 0

Coborn 4 0 0 0

Boterman 3 0 1 0

Schirmers 2 0 0 0

McMorrow 1 0 0 0

Walsh 3 0 0 0

Totals 31 4 5 1

Lehrke (5IP, 6H, 5ER, 4ER, 2BB, 3K), Vaadeland (1IP, 0R, 0H, 1K, 0BB) and Tolle, Lehrke (6); Dickey and Johnson. W-Dickey, 2-0. L-Lehrke 0-1. SB: Lehrke 1.

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