Frazee's Emma Buhr shuts down Yellowjackets
Frazee's senior pitcher Emma Buhr got off to a rough start as Perham put up three quick runs in the first inning. Buhr settled down and shut out the Yellowjackets the rest of the way getting help from her offense as Frazee downed Perham 5-3 in the season opener for both clubs.
Natalie Wierbos, Etta Scheidecker and Steph Miller, the top three in Perham's order, all came around to score in the first. Scheidecker knocked in Wierbos with a base hit before scoring on a past ball. Abby Kalina brought Miller home with a sacrifice fly to give Perham an early 3-1 advantage..
Buhr retired the Yellowjackets in order the next four innings.
Hornet lead-off hitter Alexis Tappe walked and made her way around the bags to give Frazee an early 1-0 lead.
The Hornets tied the game in the third inning and took the lead when Buhr scored on a past ball. Two pitches earlier a lazy pop-up behind the plate that could have ended the Frazee threat eluded the glove of Perham catcher Sophie Byer.
Frazee added an insurance run in the sixth. Brittney Blauert walked and advanced around the bases on no base hits to put up the final run, 5-3.
Scheidecker and Kalina reached base in the bottom half of the sixth in a late Perham attempt to tie the score but Buhr induced McKenzie Leslie to pop-up to the mound.
Buhr mowed down the Yellowjackets in the seventh catching a Byer pop near the mound, striking out Olivia Stoll and recording the final out throwing to first to retire her compatriot at pitcher Brita Sundberg at first base.
Scheidecker led Perham at the plate going 2-3 with a run batted in. Kalina and Byer each had one hit in three trips for Perham.
Sundberg pitched a complete game, allowing only one hit and fanning three Hornets, taking the loss. Six walks and two errors did the damage.
Buhr got the win allowing only four hits while striking out four.