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Perham Pirates outlook positive

The outlook for this year's Perham Pirates baseball team is very good, unlike recent weather, which has postponed the Saturday, May 14 heated rematch with the Wadena-Deer Creek Shockers.

"Having finished last year on such a sour note, our guys are very prepared to improve on our record and make it into the regions this year," Manager Evan Meece said.

The Pirates are returning the majority of last year's lineup, with the exceptions of Anthony Ruther and Josh Hendrickx.

Pitching will be pivotal this season.

"We have the privilege of three college pitchers playing for us, Tay Doll (Jamestown), Gavin Biegler (Ridgewater), and Brad Ellingson (CLC)."

All three have been important members of the team for the past few years. Doll and Ellingson will get their first opportunity to pitch on a regular basis, no longer being restricted from Legion play.

"We also have our mainstays of Jonnie Schmitz and Tyler Doll on the hill, which shows to be a promising rotation."

The lineup will look quite similar to last season. Power numbers from the big bat at first base, Beau Bruhn, and consistency throughout the rest of the lineup should allow the Pirates to put crooked numbers up on the scoreboard.

Added local player Travis Swiontek looks to add depth at the corner infield as well as on the mound.

"This year looks very promising and we are prepared to get over the hump and make the region tournament this year."

Perham Pirates Schedule

Date Time Opponent Location


14 PPD Wadena-DC Shockers Perham

15 1:30pm Frazee Flames Frazee

21 1:30pm Dent Bulldogs Dent

22 1:30pm Bertha Blazers Perham


3 7:30pm Vergas Loons Perham

5 7:00pm New York Mills Millers New York Mills

8 7:30pm Detroit Lakes Angels Detroit Lakes

11 TBA Detroit Lakes Tournament Detroit Lakes

12 TBA Detroit Lakes Tournament Detroit Lakes

18 7:30pm Fergus Falls Hurricanes Perham

19 1:30pm Henning Giants Henning

24 7:30pm Bluffton Braves Perham

25 7:30pm Detroit Lakes Angels Perham

29 7:30pm New York Mills Millers Perham


2 1:30pm Bertha Blazers Bertha

4 7:30pm Dent Wildcats Perham

8 7:30pm Pelican Rapids Lakers Perham

10 1:30pm Bluffton Braves Bluffton

13 7:30pm Henning Giants Perham

16 1:30pm Wadena-DC Shockers Deer Creek