SAM DOKKEBAKKEN scored a run and drove in two more with a double in Big Lake’s 7-2 win over Spring Lake Park Tuesday. Dokkebakken suffered a loss on the mound, 4-0 to Rogers Monday.

Hornets split 2 games

Staff Writer
Ken Francis
The Big Lake baseball team split two games over the past week.
Monday the Hornets beat Spring Lake Park, 7-2 at home.
The Panthers took the lead in the first inning with a run off Big Lake starter Adam Moss.
The Hornets came back in the home first to score two runs after two outs. Tyler Halverson singled and Sam Dokkebakken was hit by a pitch. Kyle Knaeble hit a double, driving in both runners.
Moss held the Panthers scoreless through the fifth inning, and Big Lake’s offense rewarded him in the home fifth with five more runs.
With one out, Tristan Gust, Zach Muller and Eric Chuba singled to load the bases. Connor Johnson followed with a single, driving in Gust. Halverson worked out a walk to drive in Muller. Dokkebakken doubled in Chuba and Johnson. Taylor Peterson, pinch running for Halverson, scored Big Lake’s final run on a wild pitch.
The Panthers added their second run off Moss in the top of the sixth. But that was all their scoring in the game.
Eric Cuba pitched the seventh inning, allowing no runs and a hit. He struck out one batter.
Moss (1-0) got the win. He allowed two earned runs on three hits in six inning. He walked two and struck out four.
Tuesday, the Hornets had no success at the plate against Rogers. They couldn’t score a run in a 4-0 loss to the Royals.
Big Lake pitcher Sam Dokkebakken held the Royals scoreless through the first four inning.
Rogers broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the fifth, then added two in the sixth. That was all the scoring in the game.
Dokkebakken (1-1) pitched a complete game. He allowed just one earned run on 10 hits. He walked one and struck out one.
The Hornets are 2-1 on the season. 
Thursday’s game against Monticello was postponed due to rain. They played Cambridge-Isanti Friday, results to follow next week. They visit Becker Monday at 5 p.m., Chisago Lakes Tuesday and host Princeton Thursday at 4:30 p.m.


(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Dr. Lola Sutherland is retiring from clinical practice after 33 years in the Big Lake community. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLERS CONTEST drew 22 musicians to compete in Big Lake this year. They were accompanied by Gilmore Lee.

LEE GERHARDSON, 47, from New London, was found dead in Big Lake near the swimming beach in 10 feet of water Monday. Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.

Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land. This spring, from April to June, approximately six individuals, three families, and seven groups, such as boy and girl scouts and 4-H groups, volunteered to clean countless miles of roads. (Submitted photo.)