Red Lake Youth Baseball kept the hot streak going Thursday night in Bemidji Youth Baseball League action beating Verizon Wireless 12-1. It was Red Lake’s 6th straight win dating back to last season and kept them as the last unbeaten team in the Senior League’s 9 team division at 3 wins and 0 losses.
Verizon started the offense early in the 1st inning when starting pitcher Pat Tahahwah was experiencing some control problems by walking 3 of the first 5 hitters he faced. The lone run came on a fielder’s choice and gave Verizon a quick 1-0 lead.
The visiting Red Lake team took some time to warm up offensively. It wasn’t until the 4th inning the bats started to come alive. After back-to-back singles by Rob Beaulieu and Pat Tahahwah, Tom May brought in both on a bases clearing triple to put Red Lake on the board. After a walks to Aaron White and Riley Chaboyea with 2 outs, Aaron English stepped to the plate with the bases loaded. After fighting off pitch after pitch, English was able to connect on a double to left-center field to bring in May and White. Jaden Wood was able to draw a walk after English to load the bases for Chase Cobenais, who then cleared the bases on a single with the help of some defensive miscues. Chaboyea, English and Wood scored. Cobenais then scored on a Beaulieu triple. When the 4th inning finally came to a close, Red Lake had a comfortable 8-1 lead.
Tahahwah settled down to strike out 8 of the 13 batters he faced in 3 innings of work.
After Tom May and Aaron White both walked to start the 5th, Trent Head was able to bring them both in on an RBI single. Head and Cole Cobenais, who got on base with a walk, would then come in to score on Chase Cobenais’s 4th and 5th RBI’s of the night when he singled to put Red Lake up by the score of 12-1.
Reliever Aaron White was able to come in a shut the door on Verizon to secure the victory.
The offense was led by Chase Cobenais who went 2 for 3 with 5 RBI’s and a run scored, Rob Beaulieu’s 2 for 3 game with a triple, RBI and run scored. Aaron English made his season debut with a clutch bases loaded double and a run scored. Tom May and Aaron White each chipped in with an RBI and 2 runs scored.
First place Red Lake will face the Knights of Columbus on Tuesday, June 5th hoping to stay hot and remain unbeaten.
The team would like to thank the Red Lake Housing Authority Board of Directors for their generous donation that made our season possible and to the Red Lake Chemical Health Programs for providing transportaion.