by Max Mercy
TWO HARBORS -- Proctor scored 10 runs in the top of the seventh inning and defeated Two Harbors, 11-7, in a non-conference baseball game on Friday.
Agates starter Bret Olson reached the Minnesota State High School League pitch maximum after facing one batter in the seventh. Olson allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and five walks with two strikeouts in six innings pitched.
Two Harbors scored two runs in the first inning on two hits, a hit batsman, and a sacrifice fly.
Two Harbors went up 5-1 with a three-run fourth. Eric Carlson hit a two-run double and David Anderson's single scored Carlson.
The Agates made it 6-1 in the fifth when Logan Lioselle singled and scored when, after advancing to second on Steven Keech's groundout, there was a throwing error as he attempted to to take third on the play.
The score was 7-1 after six complete after Cody Brandt, who reached on an error, scored on Olson's RBI single.
After Olson walked Harnell to lead off the seventh, reliever Garrett Jordahl faced four batters without recording an out. He was relieved by Carson Wenger. Wenger walked Ryan Lear with the bases loaded to send in Huffman and make the score 7-4 before snaring a line-drive off the bat of Jordan Linder and turning it into a double play as a Proctor runner was caught too far off of base.
Down to their last out, Proctor kept the rally alive. Jerid Parrott, running for Zach Gunderson, scored on a passed ball. Cole Johnson, representing the tying run, reached on a two-base error which scored Blake Koski for a 7-6 score.
Austin Parrott walked before Harnell knocked in Cole Johnson from second on a game-tying RBI single. Harnell stole second before Lucas Nordquist drew a walk. Huffman's two-RBI single scored Austin Parrott and Harnell, and sent Nordquist to third. Back-to-back RBI singles by Gunderson and Koski plated Nordquist and Huffman for the game's final runs.
Gunderson (1-1 W-L, 4.50 ERA) worked six innings for the win. He allowed seven runs (four earned) on six hits, three walks, and three hit batsmen. He had four strikeouts. Lear pitched the final frame and allowed one hit and one walk.
Wenger, the losing pitcher, allowed five runs (all unearned) on four hits and three walks with one strikeout.
Koski and Linder led Proctor with two hits apiece.
Anderson had two hits for Two Harbors.
Proctor, now 8-1, is back in action at home on Tuesday, May 8, against Superior.