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PHS Baseball: Perham sweeps W-DC

By John George

After holding off a late rally to win a shoot out in game one, Perham made game two much less stressful on fans and coach Hans Hanson in a doubleheader sweep at Wadena-Deer Creek on Friday.

Shane Miller set the table and cleaned it up in the lead off spot of the Jacket line-up in game one. The senior went 3-for-3 with two walks, two stolen bases, a double, three runs scored and four RBI as Perham took game one, 9-7.

Tyler Lynne hit a solo homer in the fourth, starting a four-run rally to put Perham up 6-2. After W-DC responded with one run in the bottom of the fourth, the Jackets added single runs in the fifth and sixth to go up 8-3.

The Wolverines battled back, scoring four times in the bottom of the sixth, including a home run by Tyler Wohlwend, to pull within one. Miller walked, stole a base and scored his third run of the game in the seventh for insurance for the Jackets.

Shawn Stafki struck out three of the eight batters he faced in 1 2/3 innings of relief work to pick up the win for Perham.

The Jackets stormed out of the gate in game two, scoring six runs in the first two innings before putting the game away with a 10-run third, as they completed the sweep with a 19-1 win in five innings.

Perham sent 14 batters to the plate in their big third inning. Brad Ellingson and Sam Meyer each scored twice in the rally and Jon Langlie had a double, single, run scored and four RBI.

Lynne hit his second homer of the day, a three-run shot, in the fifth to help put the game away.

Miller picked up the win on the mound with four innings of work, allowing just one run on two hits.

Perham has now won 20 in a row over Wadena-Deer Creek, including a 16-1 victory in last year's 8AA playoffs. The Wolverines last win came in a doubleheader split on May 8, 2001.

The Yellowjackets will play Fergus Falls on May 4. Perham also ended the Otters season last year with a 5-2 win in the second round of the 8AA playoffs.

Pequot Lakes will be at Krueger Field for a Mid-State doubleheader on May 5. Perham has won seven-straight against the Patriots. The first game will start at 4 p.m.

The Jackets will hit the road on May 8 for a doubleheader against Mid-State rival Detroit Lakes. Last year, Perham lost both regular season games to the Lakers, but got their revenge with a 10-5 win in the Section 8AA playoffs.

Perham will be looking to extend their dominance over Frazee (1-5) in the "Battle of the Bees" on May 11 at Krueger Field. The Yellowjackets are 9-0 against the Hornets since 2001.

The Jackets will make it three games in two days with a Mid-State doubleheader at Staples-Motley on May 12. S-M swept Perham last year, 3-1 and 6-2.

Schedule change

Perham's regular season game scheduled against Sebeka on May 22 has been moved. Perham will now host Sebeka on May 18 at Krueger Field at 5 p.m.

Friday, May 1

Perham 9, W-DC 7 (G-1)

R- H- E

Perham 2-0-0-4-1-1-1-- 9-12- 2

W-DC 2-0-0-1-0-4-0-- 7- 7- 1

Jackets-- Shane Miller 3-3, 2 SB, 2 BB, 2B, 3 R, 4 RBI; Anthony Ruther 1-5, 2 SB, R, RBI; Nate Schmitz 1-4, 2B, RBI; Ben Bucholz 0-4, RBI; Gavin Biegler 3-4, 2B, R; Brad Ellingson 1-4, RBI; Tyler Lynne 1-4, HR; Andrew Muer 2-3, 2B, R; Ben Omberg 1-2, R; Jeremy Lahr BB, SB, R.

Pitching IP R ER H SO BB

Omberg 5 3 3 3 6 4

Lahr 1/3 4 4 3 1 0

Stafki (1-0) 1 2/3 0 0 0 3 1

Perham 19, W-DC 1 (G-2)

R- H- E

Perham 4-2-10-0-3--19- 15-1

W-DC 1-0- 0-0-0-- 1- 2- 1

Jackets-- Miller 2-4, SB, 2B, 2 R; Lynne 1-1, HR, 3 RBI; Schmitz 1-2, SB, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI; Bucholz 1-3, 2B, SB, R, RBI; Biegler 0-1, BB, R; Lahr 0-1, BB, SB, R; Ellingson 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI; Sam Meyer 1-2, 2 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI; Shawn Stafki 2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI; Jon Langlie 2-4, 2B, R, 4 RBI.

Pitching IP R ER H SO BB

Miller (2-0) 4 1 1 2 2 3

Lynne 1 0 0 0 3 0