Crosslake/Fifty Lakes/Pequot Lakes American Legion baseball team split with Aitkin on Tuesday, July 9 – losing the opener 8-7 but winning the nightcap 11-2.
Crosslake/FL/PL was scheduled to play at Aitkin in the sub-district playoffs on Tuesday, July 16. Pillager was scheduled to play at Pierz in the other sub-district semifinal. The winners advance to play on Thursday, July 18. Crosslake/FL/PL is 5-6 overall while Aitkin is 7-3.
In the opener on July 9, Connor Chambers delivered a single and triple to lead Crosslake/FL/PL. Aitkin enjoyed an 11-4 edge in hits, but also committed four errors. Nathan Ehnstrom was the winning pitcher while Gage Kennedy took the loss.
In the second game, Gavin Bickford had a double and triple for Crosslake/FL/PL while teammate Gage Kennedy was 3-for-3. Austin Mesenbrink tripled for Crosslake/FL/PL. Jordan Redmond was the winning pitcher while Bryan Haugly took the loss. He didn’t have much support at Aitkin committed four erorrs. Crosslake/PL/FL had an 11-5 edge in hits.