Perham 13's still undefeated
The Perham 13-year-old Babe Ruth team stayed perfect with four wins last week in double-header contests with New York Mills and Staples.
Game one against New York Mills on Tuesday was a pitching duel, with Perham squeaking out a 2-1 extra-inning victory.
New York Mills had a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the fourth when Perham tied it up with the help of two New York Mills fielding errors.
Perham would win it in the bottom of the sixth inning when Chase Curtis, courtesy running for Alec Meyer after a one out single, came home on Dylan Perrine's game winning double.
Patrick Murphy started on the mound for Perham, giving up just one hit in four innings of work. Alec Meyer picked up the win with two innings of nearly perfect relief, allowing just one batter to reach on a hit-by-pitch while striking out all six of the other Mills batters he faced.
Game two was much less exciting; with Perham making quick work of New York Mills in a 14-3 victory.
Alex Tostenson was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI at the plate, Alec Meyer went 2 for 2, and Chase Curtis and Dylan Perrine each scored all on all three of their plate appearances. Andy Hanson pitched all four innings of the mercy-rule shortened game, giving up two earned runs and striking out six.
On Thursday, Perham picked up two lopsided victories over Staples, winning by scores of 16-0 and 12-2.
In game one, every Perham player collected at least one hit other than Chase Curtis, who was walked all three times he stepped to the plate.
Tyler Fudge, Alec Meyer, Chandler Rach, and Zack Tellinghuisen each had two-hit games and scored a total of ten runs between the four of them.
Alex Tostenson threw a no-hit shutout in Perham's first mercy-rule shortened game of the day.
In game two, Perham continued to hit well as a team, with eight of the nine Perham batters collecting hits. Perham received another solid pitching performance on the mound, this time from Chandler Rach who gave up just one hit and no earned runs while striking out seven in four innings of work.
Perham's record now stands at 10-0.