Baseball: First place Yellowjackets beat up on Cardinals
STAPLES — For the second time this season, the Perham baseball team swept a conference doubleheader and did so with big bats and little mercy.
Dylan Kruzel highlighted a game one victory with two grand slams leading Perham to a 16-2 blowout in five innings.
Alec Meyer pitched four innings for the win. he allowed one hit, fanned four, walked five and had to pick-offs in the game.
Kruzel hit safely twice in three attempts and had eight RBI from his pair of slams. CJ Mulcahy was 3-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and one RBI.
Austin Erickson was 3-5 with two singles, a double and three RBI. Jaden Meyer was 2-3 with two RBI.
The Cardinals took a one-run lead in the first inning of the nightcap, but Perham poured in on in the latter innings scoring 12 runs, 11 in the fifth and sixth innings, to secure a second win via the 10-run rule.
Jake Lueders pitched a complete game for the victory.
Josh Still smacked a three-run home run to put Perham up 7-1.
Of Perham’s 28 runs scored in the doubleheader, 23 came in the fourth and fifth innings.
Perham did much the same to Crosby-Ironton to open the season winning that doubleheader by a combined score from both games of 24-0.
Perham is averaging scoring 11 runs per game while allowing a meager 2.8 rpg.
The Yellowjackets are 5-1 overall and in the Mid-State Conference, currently alone in first place.
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