Amateur Baseball: W-DC's Wohlwind pitches perfect game against Pirates
By John George
Al Krueger Field in Perham was the site of perfection Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, the hometown Pirates were the victims of the unique baseball feat
Wadena-Deer Creek pitcher Jordan Wohlwind was perfect against Perham Sunday as the Shockers beat the Pirates, 14-0 in seven innings. He didn't allow a hit or walk, and his defense was solid, playing without an error. He struck out seven batters along the way.
There have been two no-hitters in the last two years in the HI-10/Countryside leagues, both by Fergus Falls' Jamie Jacklitch. He was nowhere near perfect in either, however.
Jacklitch struck out 19 at Pelican Rapids on May 18, 2008 as he no-hit the Lakers, but he walked 11 in the 7-0 win. He pitched another no-no on June 29 of this year against Vergas. He struck out 13 Loons, but walked 7 as the Hurricanes won, 8-0.
According to area baseball expert Ron Berns, no perfect game has been thrown in local amateur baseball in recent memory. Bob Schepper, who has been associated with the Pirates for 33 years, couldn't recall the team being no-hit in that span, much less had a perfect game thrown against them.
Sunday was a make-up from a rain out in the second game of a doubleheader on June 6 in Deer Creek. W-DC had won the first game of that scheduled DH on June 6, 5-0 in five innings.
Jonnie Schmitz took the loss for Perham, allowing seven earned runs over 4 1/3 innings.
Wohlwind's perfecto wasn't the only baseball rarity he accomplished over the weekend. He also stole home Saturday night during the Shockers doubleheader sweep over New York Mills.
The Shocker team has come together, too. After falling to a 9-11 season record with a loss to the Bluffton Braves last week, the team scored 38 runs in the next three games -- all shutouts -- with two one-hitters and a perfect game. They are 9-7 in league play, 8-3 against HI-10 teams.
Pirates beat Hawks
The Pirates defeated the Hawley Hawks, 7-3, Friday night behind nine solid innings from Tyler Doll. Doll struck out 11 in his win, allowing six hits.
The scoring started for Perham in the first, when Doll singled in Ryan Enger who had reached with a one-out double. Enger finished the day 5-for-5 at the plate with three doubles, two runs scored and an RBI.
Trailing 2-1, the Pirates scored four runs in the fourth, with back-to-back doubles by Justin Berns and Enger. Berns finished with 2 RBI.
Perham wins in DL
Perham defeated the Detroit Lakes Angels with a strong pitching performance from Eric Weller and some great defense Wednesday night in D.L. Weller went all nine innings, giving up three runs on seven hits.
On defense, the Pirates did not commit and error and made some solid plays to save a few runs. Perham started the scoring in the second with four singles. They also added two in the third to go up 3-0.
The Angels score one in the fourth and two more in the eighth to make it 3-3. Shane Miller led off the ninth for Perham with a single and then stole second. Ryan Enger laid down a sacrifice bunt and Miller scored the game-winning run on an errant throw to first.
Matt Schornack was 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Pirates. Sam Meyer had a hit and RBI. Doll and Enger both had a pair of hits.
Perham will play at Jacobson Field in New York Mills July 15 in what will be the final regular season game for the Millers.
NY Mills picked up their only win of the season in Perham June 12, 9-5. The Millers lost their last three games by a combined score of 36-0. They lost at Fergus Falls last Wednesday, 12-0 in 7 innings. They were swept by W-DC Saturday, 17-0 in seven innings in game one, and 7-0 in the second game.
The Pirates will finish their season Friday, July 17 at Krueger Field in a rematch with Detroit Lakes. The six-team HI-10 Playoffs are set to begin Wednesday, July 22 at the higher seeds.
Wednesday, July 8
Perham 4, Detroit Lakes 3
Fergus Falls 12, New York Mills 0
Friday, July 10
Perham 7, Hawley 3
Detroit Lakes 16, Dent Bulldogs 4 (7 inn.)
Bluffton 8, W-DC 3
Saturday, July 11
Pelican Rapids 12, Frazee 2 (5 inn.)
Frazee 5, Pelican Rapids 4
W-DC 17, New York Mills 0 (5 inn.)
W-DC 7, New York Mills 0
Sunday, July 12
W-DC 14, Perham 0 (7 inn.)
Hawley 8, Dent Bulldogs 3
Pelican Rapids 9, Vergas 8
Bertha 3, Bluffton 2
Dent Wildcats 8, Detroit Lakes 3
HI-10 All League
Detroit Lakes 9-5 5-3
Bertha Blazers 9-6 6-4
W-DC Shockers 9-7 8-3
Perham Pirates 9-7 7-3
Bluffton Braves 9-8 6-5
Dent Bulldogs 2-13 2-8
NY Mills Millers 1-15 1-9
Countryside All League
Fergus Falls Hurricanes 12-2 7-2
Dent Wildcats 11-4 5-3
Hawley Hawks 11-5 8-1
Vergas Loons 8-8 3-6
Pelican Rapids 6-8 2-5
Frazee Flames 4-12 1-9
Wednesday, July 15
Perham at New York Mills, 7:30 pm
Bertha at Detroit Lakes, 6:30 pm (DH)
Thursday, July 16
Dent Bulldogs at Fergus Falls, 7:30 pm
Friday, July 17
New York Mills at Dent Bulldogs, 7:30 pm
Detroit Lakes at Perham, 7:30 pm
Frazee at Wadena-Deer Creek, 7:30 pm
Bertha at Fergus Falls, 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 18
Fergus Falls at Hawley, 1:30 pm
Dent Wildcats at Pelican Rapids, 4 pm (DH)
Sunday, July 19
Pelican Rapids at Vergas, 1:30 pm
Detroit Lakes at Bluffton, 1:30 pm
Dent Bulldogs at W-DC, 1:30 pm