Jun. 3—LITCHFIELD — The Howard Lake Orphans handled the Litchfield Blues 11-0 in a North Star League game Wednesday night at Optimist Park.
The game was called after seven innings because of the 10-run rule.
Jared Koch went the first six innings to get the victory. He struck out five, walked two and allowed three hits. Cory Dehn pitched a scoreless seventh, striking out two.
Cole Maciewski was 3-for-3 with three runs, three RBI, a double and a walk to lead the Orphans. Brad Bickmann, Mitchell Baumann,Sam Kittock and Moose Streich all had two hits apiece for Howard Lake.
Cody Klabunde was 2-for-2 for the Blues. Litchfield is host to the Delano Athletics at 7:30 p.m. Friday and then plays at 2 p.m. Sunday at Maple Plain against the Diamond Devils. Both contests are North Star League games.
Howard Lake 0
Howard Lake 020 240 0-11 13 0
Litchfield 000 000 0-0 3 1
Hitting — Howard Lake: Brock Goetz 1-4 hbp, Jake Gruenhagen 0-4 rbi sf, Brad Bickmann 2-4 r-2, Jared Koch 1-3 r rbi 2b sac, Mitchell Baumann 2-3 r-4 bb, Cole Macziewski 3-3 r-3 rbi-3 bb 2b, Sam Kittock 2-2 r rbi bb sac, Moose Streich 2-4 rbi-3 sb-2 … Litchfield: Andrew Loch 1-3, Cody Klabunde 2-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Howard Lake: Koch (W) 6-3-0-0-2-5, Cory Dehn 1-0-0-0-0-2 … Litchfield: Dylan Koll (L) 4-1/3-9-8-6-2-2, Kal Volinkaty 2 2/3 -4-3-3-2-1
Rusty Swanson tossed a complete-game six-hitter, striking out seven and walking two, to lead the Marshall A’s to the victory at Dawson.
Mason Penske, Logan Tomasek and Zach Olson all homered for Marshall.