In Bemidji Youth Baseball action Tuesday night in the American League, the young Red Lake team once again kept it close in the first four innings only to be worn down by the heat and the hot bats of the Knights of Columbus.
In the first 3 innings, Red Lake starter Austin May gave up 5 runs that mostly came on errors, but struck out 9 batters.
After 4 innings the score stood at 5-4 in favor of the Knights. The heat, along with a couple of missed calls and some baserunning mistakes took its toll on Red Lake where the opponents scored 7 runs in the fifth and 6 runs in the sixth to easily pull away with the final score being 18-6.
The offense was led once again by lead off man Jaden Wood who went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. Helping out in the offensive effort was Tom May, Jr. who also went 2 for 3, Rekoe Graves who went 2 for 2 with two runs scored and the hot bat of Isaac Nabors who continued to make a name for himself in the league by going 2 for 3 with a towering double that brought in the last 2 Red Lake runs.
Red Lake’s next game will be against Team Subway next Tuesday with this Thursday being their bye week. Practice will start at 4pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday at the Red Lake ball fields.
RLYB is coached by Ola Cobenais, Allen English, Jr., and Jon Roberts.
RLYB would like to thank Doug, Deb, & Mark at the Other Store and the Redby Garage for helping out with the fuel expenses, Michael F. Beaulieu for the generous contribution, the Boys & Girls Club of the Red Lake Nation for providing the team with beverages, and Tom Barrett and his staff at Red Lake Chemical Health Programs for providing transportation.