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Baseball: First place Yellowjackets beat up on Cardinals

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STAPLES — For the second time this season, the Perham baseball team swept a conference doubleheader and did so with big bats and little mercy.

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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.

Game one:

PER 005 10 1 — 16 13 2

S-M 000   11  — 2 3 2

Game two:

PER 001 65 — 12 9 0

S-M 100 00 —  1 2 4

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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