HIGHLIGHTS: Zellman Homer Caps Dominant Day Against DL For Bemidji Baseball

Will Zellman’s three-run home run in the fifth inning rounded off Bemidji baseball sixth consecutive victory in a 9-1 win against Detroit Lakes on Thursday at the BSU Ballpark.

Pitching and defense defined the early innings of the game, as Bemidji starter Dan Clusiau spun a curveball in for strike three to end the top of the first inning.

The Lumberjacks used defense to erase baserunners in both the second and third innings, turning a sharp double play on the infield before later catching a runner trying to take home on a passed ball.

Zellman kickstarted Bemidji’s offense in the third inning by lacing a double before later coming in to score the game’s first run.

Ben Corradi increased the lead to 3-0 in the same inning by smacking a double that scored two runs.

The bottom of the Jacks’ order brought in another run an inning later thanks to an RBI knock from Peyton Neadeau.

The Lakers scored in the top of the fifth and were threatening to do more damage with the bases loaded, but an inning-ending double play by the Lumberjacks kept the lead at 4-1.

Bemidji put the game away for good with a five-run fifth inning that commenced its scoring with another two-run double by Corradi.

Zellman came to bat later in the inning with two out and two runners on base and promptly went yard with a drive that cleared the tall wall in left field.

The Lumberjacks kept Detroit Lakes off the board the rest of the way to preserve a second-straight home win and sixth in a row overall.