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Softball: Frazee sends Perham to fourth straight defeat

PERHAM — Fundamental breakdowns by the Perham Yellowjackets allowed Frazee to get on the scoreboard early and the Hornets held on to defeat Perham 13-5 in girls softball action Monday.

The two teams are on opposite streaks as the Hornets won their fourth consecutive game. Perham is 1-4 heading into what will be a test at 7-0 New York Mills next Tuesday. Frazee improves to 4-2 after dropping their first two games of the season.

Fielding errors and two base-running gaffes haunted Perham early allowing Frazee to put runs on the board while Perham struggled to get across the plate.

Frazee was not without their own miscues in the field committing three errors.

The Hornets jumped out to a 7-0 lead thanks to a four-run second inning and sealed the game with five runs in the sixth to build a 12-3 advantage. Alexis Tappe shut to door on the Yellowjackets pitching two innings of relief allowing two runs in Perham's last at-bats.

Tappe did most of her damage at the plate collecting one-quarter of Frazee's 16 hits in a 4-5 day at the plate. She scored twice. Six Hornets had multi-hit games, including winning pitcher Jo Shipman who was 2-4 with a triple and three RBIs.

Ivy Honer led Perham at the plate going 3-4. Annie Ingebrand and Brittany Miller were 2-3. Allie Doll, who took the pitching loss, hit the game's only home run, a solo shot in the fifth inning.  

Robert Williams

Robert is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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