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If there was such a thing as a Gordie Howe hat trick in baseball, Jesse Hein had one. He parked a home run, got a win on the mound and had two collisions on the base paths. Bob Williams/FOCUS

Yellowjackets nab first place after wacky doubleheader sweep of Park Rapids

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PERHAM -- The Park Rapids baseball team came to Perham after a split in Staples with a chance to dictate the resulting Mid-State Conference standings after a pair of games with the Yellowjackets.

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The Panthers (4-5) left Perham with a sub-.500 conference record after the Yellowjackets swept both games 14-4 and 10-8.

Perham (9-1) now holds a one-game advantage in the conference standings over Staples-Motley (8-2).

Game two was marred by some controversy.

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Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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