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First baseman Beau Bruhn takes a cut at a Geiser fastball. The Braves kept the Pirates' slugger in check allowing Bruhn only one base hit.
First baseman Beau Bruhn takes a cut at a Geiser fastball. The Braves kept the Pirates' slugger in check allowing Bruhn only one base hit.

Pirates upend Bluffton 4-1

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

Facing elimination, the Pirates got a solid performance from Tyler Doll and energy on the base paths from Gavin Biegler to eliminate an offensively lethargic Braves team in Bluffton 4-1.

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Doll walked only three batters, struck out five, and allowed one run, unearned, scattering eight hits in a game that saw only two Braves reach third base.

Josh Sweere scored the only Bluffton run in the sixth inning.

By then, the Pirates had all they needed already on the scoreboard.

Beigler was a madman around the bags stealing at-will. He was 3-4 on the day scoring twice and thieving three bases. All three of his hits were singles.

Josh Hendrickx had a big day going 2-3, a double and a single and one RBI.

Doll scored the fourth and final run for the Pirates coming around on Anthony Ruther's RBI single in the fifth.

The Braves threatened in the seventh and eighth getting batters to first and second but Doll worked his way out of trouble. He made quick work of the 9-1-2 batters in the ninth to end the game.

The Pirates lost a heartbreaker in the first round to the Wadena-Deer Creek Shockers 6-5. The Shockers scored two in the bottom half of the eighth to send the Pirates to the losers' bracket in the double elimination tourney. The two teams met Wednesday night to determine who moves on to face the Detroit Lakes Angels in the semifinals, in DL, on Friday night, July 30, at 7:30 p.m.

Pirates results

Perham Pirates at Bluffton Braves, in Bluffton, Sunday, July 25.

PER 010 210 000 - 4 11 1

BLU 000 001 000 - 1 8 1

Perham

AB R H Bi

Miller 6 0 1 1

Enger 5 0 1 0

Doll 5 1 2 0

Ellingson 3 0 0 0

x-Schmitz 1 0 0 0

Biegler 4 2 3 0

Ruther 4 0 1 1

Hendrickx 3 1 2 1

Bruhn 3 0 1 0

Meyer 3 0 0 0

x-Kalina 1 0 0 0

Totals 38 4 9 3

Bluffton

AB R H Bi

Geiser, C. 5 0 2 0

Tumberg 4 0 0 0

x-Sweere 1 0 0 0

Dykhoff 3 0 0 0

Sweere, M. 4 0 1 0

Sweere, J. 3 1 1 0

Geiser, D. 4 0 1 0

Geiser, K. 4 0 1 0

Seelhammer 3 0 1 0

Goeden 2 0 1 0

Vaughan 2 0 0 0

Totals 34 1 8 0

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-k): PER - Doll (WP) 9-8-1-0-3-5...BLU- Geiser, C. (LP) 9-11-4-3-2-10.

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