2016-04-28 / Sports

Baseball team comes up short in three games

Double play Brady Smith starts a double play from his third base position, scooping up a ground ball, stepping on base and firing to first for the out. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) The Staples Motley baseball team lost a doubleheader to Pequot Lakes on April 19, then lost to Lake Park-Audubon 14-3 on April 21.

Against Pequot Lakes , early walks led to runs and the Cardinals were never in the first game, as Trey Skeesick had the only hit for the team, a double.

In the second game, Reid Busker pitched six scoreless innings. Although the Cardinals outhit PL in the game, but were unable to push any of their baserunners across and they lost 3-0. Skeesick, Mason Nyhus and Brady Holub each had a hit in the game.

Against Lake Park- Audubon, the Cardinals kept the game close into the fifth inning, when a 5-3 deficit fell apart. Brady Smith had two hits, including a double, walked once and scored two runs. He also pitched one inning.

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