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Baseball: Pirates off to 2-0 start

PERHAM — The Perham Pirates got their season off to a 2-0 start after pounding the Frazee Flames 22-8 in eight innings and defeating the defending Region champions from Detroit Lakes 5-2 in the Pirates’ home opener.

Taylor Doll and Tyler Doll got the respective pitching victories.

“Taylor might be the most consistent pitcher in the league,” Manager Tyler Doll said. “When he pitches we know he's not going to throw it by anyone so our infield and outfield is always ready. If we are setting up outside we know that he's going to to hit his spot so we can adjust that way. Sometimes we get burned but for the most part we are able to be in solid position.”

Taylor Doll needed only three innings of work on the mound before giving way to Chris Ruther, Gavin Biegler and Jonnie Schmitz in the mercy-rule shortened blowout of the Flames. Doll struck out three, walked one and allowed one unearned run.

Jesse Hein had a monster day at the plate going 4-4 with four RBIs, while scoring six runs. He also walked three times. Chris Ruther put up equally outrageous numbers going 5-7 with three RBIs, and two runs scored. Tyler Doll was 3-6 scoring four times, with two doubles and three RBIs.

The top three in the batting order Biegler, Tyler Doll and Hein scored 14 of Perham’s 22 runs.

Tyler Doll did what he has become accustomed to in the win over Detroit Lakes, by pitching a complete game for the win. Doll allowed only five hits, one a two-run homer to Reid Oistad, the only runs of the game for the Angels.

The Pirates collected a dozen hits led by Biegler’s 3-4 day at the plate.

Chris Gilson took the loss for Detroit Lakes in a game Angel pitching and defense handed runs to the Pirates. Perham scored their five runs on a bases-loaded walk; successive wild pitches, an error, another wild pitch and a fielders’ choice.

Perham’s third game of the season scheduled for last Sunday in Audubon was postponed due to standing water on the field from the weekend rainfall. Perham’s next scheduled game is scheduled for Friday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Al Krueger Field against the Huntersville Horseflies.

Perham 22, Frazee 8 - Box Score

Perham 5, DL 2 - Box Score

Robert Williams

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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