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|Posted May 16/14 - Waconia Lakers New Website|
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|Posted May 12/14 - Lakers Win Big Against Tough Opponent|
|The Waconia Lakers had an early season test against last years CRVL North champion Winsted Wildcats Sunday afternoon. They had a stellar pitching performance from Josh Lenz and a huge day at the plate from Craig LaPlante. Josh Lenz was almost unhittable on the mound going 7 innings giving up 1 run on 4 hits and striking out an astounding 13 Winsted batters. "I knew there was a lot on the line not only playing Winsted, but trying to earn the player of the game and get a free buffet to Unhinged pizza," Lenz commented after receiving the award. The Lakers got on the board early after back to back walks to start the game a base hit by Chris Bullis put the Lakers up one. They added another in the second after Craig Laplante's lead off double. LaPlante wasn't done as he hit a lead-off home run in the 4th to start a 3 run rally and then capped it off with another lead-off home run in the 5 run 8th that was capped off by a bases clearing double by Kevin "Bulk" Bullis as the Lakers vaulted to a 10-1 lead, in which the Lakers went on to win 10-2. Ryan Naughton finished the last couple innings with 2 strikouts and an unearned run. Craig LaPlante had this to say after his outstanding performance came up short of the player of the game, "I'm happy with the win, but I am not happy with not receiving the player of the game and getting my free buffet to Unhinged pizza. I love Unhinged pizza, nom nom." Even though Craig was displeased, the Lakers were happy with the output of Ben Smothers who had 3 hits and scored 3 runs. Kodey Simon, Jeff Chrest and Chris Bullis each had 2 of the Lakers 14 hits.
The Lakers will be playing a make-up game on Wednesday against the Cologne Hollanders at Lions Field in Waconia.
|Posted May 5/14 - Lakers Win Season Opener|
|The Lakers won their first game of the 2014 season by a score of 7-4 over the Norwood Indians. "It wasn't pretty, but we are happy we got a W," Jeff Chrest said after the game. It wasn't pretty indeed as only 1 of the 4 runs that the Lakers allowed was earned. Evan Buhr started the game going 6 innings and seemed to settle in after a shaky start and poor defense by the Lakers. "I was just trying to throw strikes and it finally started to happen in the 4th inning," Buhr said. Buhr did strikeout 8 Indians and got the win. The Lakers started the game with a sac fly from a hungover Tom "Train Wreck" Lyons, which was followed up by another run off of an Indians error. Norwood came back to tie it in the bottom half, but the Lakers scored again in the second only to be tied again after 2. The Lakers pulled away in the 6th scoring 3 runs with 2 coming from a double from Laker legend Jeremy Salden. Ronnie Olson relieved Buhr the last 3 innings to record the save giving up one unearned run and striking out 2. The Lakers tallied up 10 walks on the day with 6 split between Salden and Olson. Olson also was 2-2 at the plate with an RBI. Kevin Bullis used his bulk to get 2 hits of his own in his first start in right field. "This was the first time my girlfriend was at a game, so I knew I not only had to look good but I had to play good too." Bullis said.
The Lakers next game is against CRVL North rival Winsted on Sunday at 4 pm.
|Posted Apr 28/14 - **Waconia Laker Beer Bust**|
Come down to the Waconia Bowling Alley for all you can drink beer on Saturday, May 3rd.
From 6-10 pm. $15 gets you a cup and helps support the Waconia Laker baseball team.