By James Howell
After hitting .294 as a team last year, the Saints have struggled mightily at the plate to open their North Star League schedule.
On Sunday, the Saints fell at the hands of Hutchinson, 4-3.
The Saints could muster only 6 hits off Hutch righty Connor Kern.
Cody Benson started on the hill for the Saints and lasted 4 innings allowing 3 runs.
Tyler Zwibohmer was solid in relief throwing 4 innings of one-run ball, but the run was a walk-off home run by Huskies SS Keegan Macemon.
The hitting woes continued in a 4-0 loss to Howard Lake.
Orphans starter Shane Kahn was in control throughout, surrendering only 2 hits over 8 strong innings.
Chris Kubitz pitched for the Saints, and he battled an injury all night. Kubitz lasted only 4 1/3 innings.
Jordan Flick was great in relief, throwing 4 2/3 innings of shutout ball.
Trent Thinesen made his Saints debut, starting at SS and batting 8th.
On Sunday, the Saints will host Rockford at 1.