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Amateur Baseball: Cubs fall to Horned Frogs

Brian Korthals/Daily Globe Cub second baseman Eric Koob makes the catch as Horned Frog Trevon Bargfrede slides safely into second during Wednesday night's amateur baseball game in Lakefield.

LAKEFIELD -- Dustin Pronk allowed one earned run and struck out seven batters to lead the Lakefield Horned Frogs to a 5-2 win over the Worthington Cubs Wednesday.

"Pronk was able to keep us off balance at the plate," Cubs manager Josh Wasmund said. "We only got three hits off of him and weren't able to push across many runs."

Lakefield took an early 2-1 lead after the first inning, but Worthington cut the lead to one after scoring a run in the top of the second. However, the Horned Frogs tacked on two runs in the fourth and one run in the fifth to pull away from the Cubs.

"We had a few unlucky bounces in the infield today," Wasmund said. "But it didn't help that [Lakefield] was able to get hits when they needed them."

Nate Jensen took the loss for Worthington after going seven innings with five strike outs and allowing just three earned runs on six hits.

"Nate did a good job of limiting the damage with runners in scoring position tonight," Wasmund said.

Joe Joswiak, Joey Kinley and Wasmund all picked up hits for the Cubs with Kinley adding an RBI to his stats.

Trevon Bargfrede went 2-for-3 to lead the Horned Frogs at the plate while driving in a run on a double.

Worthington (1-7, 1-4) hosts Wilmont at 6 p.m. Friday at the Minnesota West fields.


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Hadley dominates Minneota, 12-3

MINNEOTA -- The Hadley Buttermakers used a seven-run sixth inning to pull away from the Minneota Mudhens during an amateur baseball game Wednesday.

The Buttermakers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first inning and added on two more runs in the third to make it 4-0. Hadley then pushed across seven runs in the seventh to take control of the game for good.

Justin Reinsma pitched a complete game for the Buttermakers, striking out nine batters on his way to getting the win. Matt Musser took the loss for the Mudhens.

Nick Bruning went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two home runs with Eric Wieneke adding three RBIs on three hits, including a home run and a double.

Justin Greenwood picked up an RBI double for the Mudhens in the game.

Hadley (10-5, 7-0) hosts Adrian and Heron Lake in a doubleheader Saturday in Hadley.


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