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Wolverines run streak to six by sweeping Lakers

The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines ran their win streak to six games Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep of Detroit Lakes.

Kenny Sakry scattered five hits while striking out five as the Wolverines beat the Lakers 3-1 in the opener.

All three WDC runs came in the third. Jake Rude went 3-for-3 with a double and scored a run. Jonathan Goeden went 2-for-2 and drove in a run.

The Lakers were led at the play by J. Johnson, who went 2-for-2 and reached once on a walk. K. McLeod reached three times for the Lakers.

Sakry turned the pitching chores over to Ryan Redfield in Game 2, but supplied plenty offense in a 10-2 victory. The WDC senior went 2-for-4, scored twice, drove in two runs and stole two bases. Big Jake Krause also had a good game at the plate going 2-for-3, scoring twice, reaching three times and driving in one run. David Najjar was 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Christian Berg drove in a pair of runs.

A. Eiter paced the Lakers with two hits.

Redfield walked two and fanned six in six innings of work. Jake Rude gave the Wolverines a perfect seventh.

"We played solid games of small ball-bunting, base-running and defense," WDC Head Coach Kyle Dykhoff said.

The victories boosted WDC's season mark to 10-6. Dykhoff's team stands third in the Mid-State Conference with a 7-5 mark.

(Game 1)

DL 000 010 0 - 1 5 1

WDC 003 000 x - 3 9 2

Kenny Sakry and Jake Rude; Tyler Gebhart, Reed Johnson and Kirk McLeod

WP- Sakry; LP- Gebhart

(Game 2)

DL 010 010 0 - 2 6 3

WDC 003 205 x - 10 11 2

Kyle Singer, Reed Johnson (5), Sam Velde (6), Brian Labat (6) and Kirk McLeod; Ryan Redfield, Jake Rude (7) and Rude, Christian Berg

WP- Redfield; LP- Singer

WDC 4, Sebeka 2

The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines turned two twin killings Monday in a 4-2 non-conference win over Sebeka.

The Wolverines fell behind early but errorless defense and their two double plays enabled starter Matt Laughlin and reliever Jonathan Goeden to keep the Trojans at bay.

Kyle Dykhoff saw his WDC crew erupt for four runs in the third inning against Sebeka's Sam Tellers.

Jake Krause had a good game at the plate with two hits in three trips and two RBIs. David Najjar went 2-for-4 and scored once.

Paul Funk was the only Sebeka player to collect two hits as Laughlin and Goeden combined for a five-hitter.

WDC 004 000 0 - 4 8 0

Sebeka 110 000 0 - 2 5 1

Matt Laughlin, Jonathan Goeden (7) and Jake Rude; Sam Tellers and Taylor Carlson

WP- Laughlin; LP- Tellers; Save- Goeden

WDC 13, OTC 12

David Najjar, Ryan Redfield, Matt Laughlin and Jake Rude supplied the offense as the Wolverines won a slugfest with the Bulldogs Thursday on the WDC diamond.

Najjar went 3-for-5 at the plate, scored three times and drove in a pair of runs. Redfield went 3-for-4, scored twice and brought two runners home. Laughlin drove in two runs, scored once and went 2-for-4 at the plate. Rude launched a three-run homer. Kenny Sakry also collected two hits in the win.

Cole Eitzen went 2-for-4 and scored twice in the loss. Collin Teich went 2-for-2 and scored three times. Nate Trosdahl doubled and drove in two runs.

Najjar got the starting nod and went six innings for the victory which gave the Wolverines a 7-6 overall mark. The WDC righty fanned 11 and walked two. Berg relieved him in the seventh and Redfield stopped a four-run OTC rally to earn the save.

OTC 061 001 4 - 12 10 2

WDC 600 430 0 - 13 15 4

David Najjar, Christian Berg (7), Ryan Redfield (7) and Jake Rude; Aaron Butler, Zane Lind (2), Marty Charest (6) and Charest

WP- Najjar; LP- Lind; Save- Redfield

HR- Rude (WDC)