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Softball: D-G-F eliminates Yellowjackets from playoffs

FRAZEE — After dropping a 13-2 loss to No. 2-seeded Fergus Falls the Perham softball team faced elimination against top-seeded Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton.

The Rebels, Heart O’ Lakes regular season champs, were sent to the elimination bracket by Hawley in a 5-2 defeat. D-G-F eliminated Perham from Class 2A, Section 8 softball tournament play in a see-saw affair by the score of 12-9.

Makenzie Dukleth and Kelly Bergee each had four hits for the Rebels, who improved to 19-2 on the season.

Perham finishes their season with a mark of 6-12.

Perham took a 3-1 lead in the top half of the fourth inning when pinch runner Becca Benke scored on a Trish Kawlewski double. Benke was running for starting pitcher Allie Doll. Megan Meyers doubled off Doll in the bottom half breaking open a five-run fourth that gave the lead back to the Rebels at 6-3.

The fifth inning saw tens runs scored, six by Perham. The Yellowjackets loaded the bases multiple times and brought runs home in single increments retaking the lead 9-6.

Perham was aided by a nice play by shortstop Syd Roberts to hold runners, but the Yellowjackets missed opportunities to get crucial outs and D-G-F took the lead for good 10-9.

A two-RBI single by Megan Casto added insurance runs in the sixth for D-G-F leading to the 12-9 final. Dukleth pitched a complete game for the victory, her 18th of the season.

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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