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Softball: Perham latest victims of undefeated Eagles

Autumn Roberts and the New York Mills softball team have started the season on a roll winning eight straight games. Robert Williams/FOCUS

NEW YORK MILLS — The New York Mills softball team won their eighth consecutive game and remained undefeated after a 15-2 victory in five innings over Perham Tuesday.

The win was the fourth straight game the Eagles have won by a margin of victory of at least eight runs. The last three have all been decided by the 10-run Mercy rule.

Annie Ingebrand and Allie Christenson led off for Perham with walk and an error at third base bot coming around to score for an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. New York Mills answered with a pair of runs of their own in the bottom of the first but the game remained tied for only one more half-inning.

New York Mills scored four times in the second inning, five runs in the third and iced the game with four more in the fourth inning. EmaLeigh Robert and Amy Nebosis scored three times to lead the Eagles.

Alexis Rankka, Rhiana Roberts and Autumn Roberts all scored twice. 

Autumn Roberts allowed only two Perham hits in four innings - a single and a double by Megan Leslie. Roberts retired the Yellowjackets in order in the second, third and fourth innings. Rhiana Roberts cleaned up the final evening.

Allie Doll took the loss for Perham.

Five Eagles had multi-hit games: Autumn Roberts was 3-4 with a triple and a stolen base; Rankka was 2-2 with a double and a stolen base; Rhiana Roberts was 2-3 with a double and a stolen base; EmaLeigh Roberts was 2-4 with a double and three stolen bases; Lydia Irons was 2-4 with a triple, a stolen base and one run scored. 

In total, the Eagles stole nine bases, had 13 hits to score 15 runs in an offensive barrage.

Perham's record drops to 1-5.

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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