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Yellowjackets buzz Frazee in regular season finale

The Yellowjackets were hoping to build some momentum heading into the Section 6AA playoffs when they closed out the regular season with the Frazee Hornets on May 18.

The Yellowjackets earned a Heart O’Lakes Conference doubleheader split, defeating Frazee, 5-4 and 10-5, in their regular season finale in Frazee.

The Yellowjackets open the Section 6AA playoffs at 4 p.m. against Staples-Motley on May 19 in Staples.

Perham 10

Frazee 5

The Yellowjackets used a trio of big innings to complete the sweep of the Hornets, winning 10-5. The Yellowjackets scored three runs in the first, four in the third and three in the fourth, cruising to the road win.

Hannah Ekse went deep for the second straight game, collecting a home run for one of her two hits. She dorve in three as well in the win.

Grace Minten finished with two hits and a run batted in at the top of the lineup. Aixa Kolofale drove in a pair of runs, while Katie Zepper and Rylee Lindquist added RBIs as well. Eight of the nine Perham batters collected hits in the win.

Katelyn Pedersen, Erin Winter and JoJo Winkels added hits for the Yellowjackets in the game one win.

Zepper grabbed the win for Perham. She allowed five runs, three earned, on nine hits. She walked two and struck out two.

Perham 5

Frazee 4

The Yellowjackets built up a nice lead in the first only to see it dissipate, yet rallied for the 5-4 win over the Hornets in game one.

Perham scored four in the top of the first, only to return the favor, allowing the Hornets to score three in the first. Frazee evened the game at four with a run in the fifth, but Perham took the lead for good in the sixth.

Hannah Ekse connected for a home run, driving in three runs in the game. Mattie Scheidecker and Katie Zepper each drove in a run for Perham.

Grace Minten and Katelyn Pedersen finished with a pair of hits each in the win.

Zepper earned the win in relief. She went six and 2/3 innings, allowing one run on four hits. SHe struck out three batters.

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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