Howard Lake downs Hutch to clinch #2 seed 17 Jul 14

The Howard Lake Orphans ran their record to 18-2 in Northstar league play and clinched the #2 seed in the upcoming Region Baseball Tournament with a 3-0 win over Hutchinson.  The Orphans got RBI’s from Eric Schreifels and Chris Hardie in the first inning, plus tacked on an RBI hit from Dan Wackler in the 4th.  That was more than enough for HL Pitcher Adam Koch.  Koch threw a complete game 3 hit shutout, upping his record to 7-1 on the season.  Kyle Messner threw 7 strong innings for Hutchinson, coming back from arm injuries earlier this season.