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PHS Baseball: Otters knock out Perham

After surviving the first round, Perham's season came to an end Saturday in the second round of the 8AA playoffs with a 17-12 loss to Fergus Falls.

Trailing 1-0, Perham got the slug-fest going with eight runs, seven unearned, in the second inning.

Gavin Biegler began the rally with a RBI single. Brad Ellingson added a two-run hit, followed by a three-run double by Nate Schmitz. In his second at bat of the inning, Tyler Lynne delivered a two-run homer and the Jackets were up, 8-1.

Fergus Falls, the No. 4 seed in the south-sub-section, responded with seven runs in the top of the third to tie the game at 8-8. Perham regained the lead with a run in the home half of the fifth when Biegler knocked in Ben Bucholz with a base hit. But the Otters added six runs in the sixth to go up 14-9.

The Jackets mounted one more attempt at a come back in the sixth with a three-run homer by Schmitz. Perham reloaded the bases with no outs, but left all three stranded without scoring another run, leaving Fergus Falls up 14-12. The Otters put the game away with a three-run seventh.

The two teams combined for 35 hits in the game and each team used three pitchers. Ellingson took the loss for Perham in 3 1/3 innings of relief of starter Taylor Doll.

8AA update

Fergus Falls advanced to take on the south's No. 2 team, Pelican Rapids, on Tuesday in Crookston. They beat Pelican Rapids, 15-4.

In the north sub-section semi's, No. 1 Detroit Lakes lost to No. 2 Warroad, 5-2..

Fergus Falls moved to the championship round with an 11-1 win over Warroad. Pelican Rapids eliminated Detroit Lakes, 12-0, and will now take on Warroad for a spot in the championship round.

Thursday, May 28

8AA South Sub-Section

#1 Perham 7, #8 Otter Tail Central 5

R- H- E

OTC 0-3-0-0-0-1-1-0-0-0-- 5- 6- 2

Perham 2-0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-2-- 7-12-2

Jackets-- Brad Ellingson 2-6, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI; Anthony Ruther 3-3, 2 BB, 2B, 2 R, RBI; Nate Schmitz 1-3, 2 BB, 2B, R, RBI; Ben Bucholz 0-4, BB, R; Tyler Lynne 0-3, Sac, BB, RBI; Sam Meyer 2-4, BB; Jeremy Lahr 1-4, 2 RBI; Jon Langlie 3-5, 2B, R.

Pitching IP R ER H SO BB

Schmitz 8 5 3 4 7 1

Lahr (1-1) 2 0 0 2 1 0

#2 Pelican Rapids 13, #7 Wadena-DC 1

#3 Pequot Lakes 14, #6 Frazee 1

#4 Fergus Falls 12, #5 Breckenridge 2

North Sub-Section

#1 Detroit Lakes 10, #8 B/C-G 1

#2 Warroad 7, #7 Crookston 5

#3 Thief River Falls 6, #6 Park Rapids 5

#4 Roseau 6, #5 D-G-F 0

Saturday, May 30

8AA South Sub-Section Semifinals

#4 Fergus Falls 17, #1 Perham 12

R- H- E

FF 1-0-7-0-0-6-3--17-19- 2

Perham 0-8-0-0-1-3-0--12-16- 2

Jackets-- Shane Miller 1-4, BB; Ellingson 3-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI; Ruther 1-3, 2 BB, 2 R; Schmitz 3-3, 2 BB, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI; Tyler Lynne 3-4, BB, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI; Bucholz 2-4, R; Meyer 3-4, R; Gavin Biegler 3-4, R, 2 RBI; Lahr 1-3, BB, R.

Pitching IP R ER H SO BB

Doll 2.1 8 7 7 2 1

Ellingson (2-1) 3.1 6 6 9 2 2

Miller 1.1 3 3 4 1 1

#2 Pelican Rapids 8, #3 Pequot Lakes 3

North Sub-Section

#1 Detroit Lakes 11, #4 Roseau 5

#2 Warroad 5, #3 TRF 3 (13 inn.)

Tuesday, June 2

S4 Fergus Falls 15, S2 Pelican Rapids 4

N2 Warroad 5, N1 Detroit Lakes 2

S4 Fergus Falls 11, N2 Warroad 1

S2 Pelican Rapids 12, N1 Detroit Lakes 0

Thursday, June 4

Section 8AA Finals

Pelican Rapids vs. Warroad

Winner vs. Fergus Falls

Friday, June 5

Section 8AA Championship

(If Necessary)

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