The Grand Rapids Indian Amateur Baseball team wrapped up its opening weekend with a 2-1 record overall. They split a doubleheader on Saturday with the Duluth Dukes before earning a walk off victory on Sunday against the Cass Lake Reds.
The Indians are an amateur baseball team made up of college players from Grand Rapids, Greenway, Nashwauk-Keewatin, Deer River and other surrounding cities.
The Indians started strong in the first game as they raced out to a 4-1 lead, however, Duluth rallied back to earn a 6-4 win. John DeBord took the loss on the mound. He went the distance allowing six runs on 13 hits while striking out seven.
Zach Thompson had two hits to pace the attack. He drove in a run as well. Zach Frazier, Bazil Zuehlke and Jordan Koepp each drove in a run in the loss.
The bats came alive in game two for the Indians as they routed the Dukes, 17-7. The Indians scored four runs in the first, second and fifth innings while tacking on three in the third. They picked up single runs in the fourth and sixth innings.
Tyrel Cournoyer earned the win despite control issues. He allowed seven runs, five earned, in four innings of work. He struck out one while walking 10.
Thompson had two hits and drove in three for the Indians. Frazier and David Liebe had two hits and two runs batted in each. Tyrel Cournoyer drove in two runs as did John DeBord.
The Indians earned a 7-6 walk off victory over the Cass Lake Reds on Sunday afternoon at Legion Field. Reid Holum delivered the game-winning hit in helping the Indians bounce back after giving up three runs in the top of the ninth.
Andrew Geislinger earned the win. He allowed six runs on eight hits. He struck out five and walked two in the complete game effort.
Holum had two hits and drove in two runs in the win. Cournoyer had three hits and plated two runs while Zuehlke drove in two runs.