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Silver Pirates notch three more wins

Tim Studer picked up the victory in Perham's 10-3 win over Nisswa. Robert Williams/FOCUS

It was a busy but successful week for the Silver Pirates as they defeated Nisswa 10-3 on Thursday night - knocked off Urbank 4-0 on Friday and solidly defeated Menahga-Sebeka 6-1 on Sunday after church.

The Silver Pirates are now 9-2 in league play after dropping a double header to Fort Ripley to open the season.

The men of Silver scored early and often to notch a 10-3 victory on Thursday evening at Krueger field as they scored in every inning, except the fifth.

Terry Haus scored in the first for Perham as he walked moved to second on a Chad Griffin walk and came home on a Jim Nelson single.

Shawn Ohman crossed the plated in the second as he walked, moved to second on a Tim Studer free pass and scored on a Greg Schmid single. The Pirates held a 2-0 lead at that time.

Perham stormed back with two in the third and two in the fourth to stretch the lead to 6-1.

Griffin and Nelson and walked in the third to set up RBI singles by Ray Sailer and Mike Schreader.

In the fourth, Terry Brasel got a leadoff single; Tony Stoll walked with two out, Terry Haus singled and Chad Griffin ripped a two RBI single.

Nisswa scored their final two runs of the game in the fifth with four base hits and Perham finished off their scoring with four runs in the top of the sixth.

Tim Studer picked up the mound victory allowing eight hits, two walks and picking up five strikeouts. Griffin closed out the game with two innings pitched, allowing one hit and picking up four strikeouts.

On Friday, Perham hosted Urbank as all the scoring came in the second inning and fortunately - Perham did all the scoring.

Darrin Ovsak got things started with a one-out double - Rob Litzau reached on an error and Ovsak scampered home on a Litzau steal of second - Tony Stoll walked as did Gary Grewe - Ron Litzau launched a sacrifice fly to right scoring Rob Litzau and Terry Haus chased Stoll and Grewe home with a two-RBI single.

Urbank had threats in both the first and second innings but both threats were erased b double plays.

The Silver Pirates and Menahga-Sebeka Relics are known for games being decided by one run - not the case Sunday as the Pirates picked up a solid 6-1 victory.

Perham took the lead for good in the fourth as Darrin Ovsak singled with two out, stole second and came home on a Stoll single. Stoll rounded the bases as Terry Haus doubled for his third hit of the day.

Perham put two more runs on the board in the top of the sixth as Tim Studer walked, moved to third on a Ovsak double and both Studer and Ovsak came home on a single by Ron Litzau.

The Silver Pirates closed out the scoring in the top of the seventh with and insurance run scored by Griffin.

The mound duties were split as Greg Schmid got the first three innings of work striking out four, allowing four hits, a pair of walks and one run.

Tim Studer handled the middle innings allowing two hits and striking out one Relic.

Chad Griffin cleaned things up allowing no hits and picking up five strikeouts in two innings of work.

Top hitters for the Pirates over the three games: Terry Haus was a solid 6-8 and four RBI; Darrin Ovsak was 3-9 and six other Pirates had a pair of hits - Tony Stoll, Ron Litzau, Ray Sailer, Chad Griffin, Jim Nelson and Greg Schmid.

Next up for the Silver Pirates and their last home date of the season will be Thursday, July 26 as they host Verndale for a double header at 7 and 9 p.m.