Late lead puts Jays over Indians

By Justin Braun

The Prior Lake Jays nabbed the lead late in the game in an 8-4 victory over the Shakopee Indians on Friday night. The Indians scored three runs in the sixth inning, but Prior Lake still managed to pull out the victory. With the game tied at four with the Jays batting in the top of the seventh, Sam Tanner singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two more runs.

Ben Koopman started the game for the Jays. He allowed five hits and three runs over five innings, striking out one and walking one. In relief, TJ Larson was credited with the victory. He went four innings, allowing one run on one hit, striking out five and walking one.

Prior Lake Jays racked up ten hits on the day. Rob Frederick, Joe Loftus, Jeff Butler, and Kelsey each collected multiple hits for Prior Lake. Kelsey, Butler, Loftus, and Frederick all had two hits to lead the team.

The Jays are back in action Sunday night when they travel to Victoria to take on the Vics for more Section 3B action. Game time is set for 6:00 pm at Poppitz Field.

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