Park baseball: Wolfpack get win No. 1
Park broke into in the win column on Saturday, April 19, by beating Forest Lake 3-2.
“It was a clean game all around,” Wolfpack coach John McGowan said. “We minimized our errors and put the ball in play.”
Kyle Strand went 1-for-2 batting and drove in two runs for the Wolfpack. Strand also reached on a walk and fielder’s choice in the win. He also stole one base.
“Kyle Strand had a nice day at the plate,” McGowan said.
Jacob Lopez threw three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings of pitching for the green-and-white. He also allowed just one earned run.
“Jacob Lopez has been very anxious to pitch and he did very well,” McGowan said. “He really only made two mistakes, walking the lead off batters twice. Otherwise, he pitched great, got ahead of batters, changed speeds and get the ball down. We also had pretty good defense behind him.”
Braeden Cordts came in the final inning to relieve Lopez. He picked up the win since the Wolfpack broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the inning.
Sam Domeier, Cordts and Sully Brenke all scored runs for the Wolfpack. Defensively, Park had only one fielding error.
“We really played all phases of the game pretty well, but so did Forest Lake,” McGowan said. “We fortunately came out on top.”
The Wolfpack bounced back from a 9-1 loss to North St. Paul on Friday, April 18. The game had originally been scheduled for Siebert Field at the University of Minnesota but had to be moved to Park due to weather.
Up next, the Wolfpack (1-3, 1-3 Suburban East Conference) play East Ridge (6-1, 6-1 SEC) on Wednesday and Woodbury (5-0, 5-0 SEC) on Friday.