Big Lake Yellow Jackets stole the lead late and defeated Sartell Stone Poneys 6-5 on Saturday. The game was tied at five with Big Lake Yellow Jackets batting in the bottom of the seventh when Brandon Holthaus hit a solo homer.
Big Lake Yellow Jackets earned the victory despite allowing Sartell Stone Poneys to score three runs in the third inning. The offensive onslaught by Sartell Stone Poneys was led by Cooper Lynch and Cameron Knudsen, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Big Lake Yellow Jackets got on the board in the first inning when Holthaus homered on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs.
Dallas Miller pitched Big Lake Yellow Jackets to victory. He lasted two innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out five. Matthew Chuba and Mason Miller entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Miller recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Big Lake Yellow Jackets .
Sean Minder took the loss for Sartell Stone Poneys. He surrendered six runs on 12 hits over eight innings, striking out five.
Taylor Giving started the game for Big Lake Yellow Jackets . He allowed one hit and one run over two innings
Big Lake Yellow Jackets hit two home run on the day. Holthaus put one out in the first and seventh innings.
Big Lake Yellow Jackets tallied 12 hits on the day. Tanner Teige, Joe Rathmanner, Sam Dokkebakken, and Holthaus all managed multiple hits for Big Lake Yellow Jackets . Teige led Big Lake Yellow Jackets with three hits in five at bats.
Sartell Stone Poneys racked up ten hits in the game. Josh Schaefer, William Kranz , and Jeff Amann all had multiple hits for Sartell Stone Poneys. Schaefer went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Sartell Stone Poneys in hits.