PHS Softball: Wolverines win two
By John George
The Yellowjackets returned home on May 1 to host Wadena-Deer Creek for two games at the Perham Softball Complex. W-DC made it four wins in a row over Perham with a sweep.
The Jackets managed just two hits in a 6-0 loss in game one. W-DC scored three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings off Mallory Malikowski. Malikowski pitched well in the loss, striking out nine batters and walking just three.
W-DC had a 5-0 lead in the sixth when Malikowski connected for a two-run double. But the Wolverines put one more insurance run in the seventh to win 6-2.
Natalie Wierbos went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Brittnie Hersch was also 2-for-3 at the plate.
The Wolverines swept last year's doubleheader, 4-3 and 11-5 after Perham picked up a 12-3 win over W-DC at the 2008 Frazee Tournament.
On May 5, the Lady Jackets will travel to Pequot Lakes for a pair of games against the Patriots. Perham swept last year's games, 17-6 and 12-5.
Perham will open a seven-game homestand over five days this week, starting with a Mid-State doubleheader against Detroit Lakes on May 8. The Lady Jackets beat D.L. by 2-1 margins in both games last year.
Another "Battle of the Bees" will take place on May 11 when the Yellowjackets host Frazee. Perham beat the Hornets last year, 18-5. First pitch will be at 4:30 p.m.
The Lady Jackets will host Staples-Motley in their Mid-State Conference finale and the last home game of the year on May 12. The Cardinals swept last year's series, winning 4-0 and 9-4.
Friday, May 1
W-DC 6, Perham 0 (G-1)
W-DC 0-0-0-3-3-0-0-- 6-
Perham 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-- 0
Jackets-- Steph Miller 1-3; Etta Scheidecker 1-3;
Pitching IP R SO BB
Malikowski (6-4) 7 6 9 3
W-DC 6, Perham 3 (G-2)
W-DC 0-0-0-2-3-0-1-- 6
Perham 0-0-0-0-0-2-0-- 3
Jackets-- Natalie Wierbos 2-3, SB, R; Mallory Malikowski 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI; Brittnie Hersch 2-3, SB; Kristina Januszewski BB, R.
Pitching IP R SO BB
Malikowski (6-5) 7 6 4 2