Merchants defeat Royals in high scoring affair
Foam Lake Merchants 0 3 1 3 0 0 9 =16
Rosebud Royals 2 2 1 4 1 0 0 = 10
The Foam Lake Merchants and Rosebud Royals hitters smashed the winter rust off the bats in a high scoring affair in Wadena. The Royals held a lead early lead through 6 innings 10-7 but the Merchants bats could do no wrong batting around the order and scoring 9 in the top of the 7th. The Royals were unable to answer back in the bottom of the ninth and the Merchants took the win 16-10. James Holowaty pitched all 7 innings for the Royals while James Anderson started the game for the Merchants and Sandy Reid taking over in the 4th earning the win. Home run hitters were Lance Holowaty, Mark Sweatman, and Garth Anderson for the Merchants while Kory Achtymichuk and Brady Linnen hit round trippers for the Royals.
Lance Holowaty, Mark Sweatman, and Garth Anderson for the Merchants
Kory Achtymichuk and Brady Linnen for the Royals