Jackets crush W-DC in doubleheader

By John George After some tough early-season struggles, the Jacket baseball team may have turned the corner with an impressive offensive barrage against Wadena-Deer Creek in a doubleheader on Tuesday. Perham scored a total of 42 ru...

By John George

After some tough early-season struggles, the Jacket baseball team may have turned the corner with an impressive offensive barrage against Wadena-Deer Creek in a doubleheader on Tuesday. Perham scored a total of 42 runs as they beat the Wolverines 24-9 and 18-0.

Perham started early in game one, scoring four in the first and seven more in the second. W-DC answered with six in their half of the second, but Perham came back to score six in the third, including a home run by Matt Kalina.

Kalina finished with six RBI and three runs scored while going 3-for-4. Justin Berns was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI and Johnnie Schmitz was 3-for-5 with four RBI.


Game two was the Philip Moenkedick showcase. Moenkedick threw a no-hitter against the Wolverines, allowing just one walk over five innings. He also helped the cause from the plate, going 3-for-3 with four runs scored.

Once again, the offense put up more than enough runs to support Moenkedick, putting together a seven-run first inning and a six-run fourth.

Seven different players drove in at least two runs, led by Isaac Stoll, who was 3-for-3 with three RBI.

Split in Park Rapids

It was the tale of two games at the Park Rapids Tournament last weekend. Game one featured good pitching, good hitting and a win. Things didnt go quite as well in a game two loss to the home team.

The first game against Sebeka was all about Moenkedick. The junior sparkled on the mound again, allowing just one hit and no walks, as the Jackets cruised to a 10-0 win. Moenkedick also struck out nine of the 16 batters he faced.

Perham did the bulk of their offensive damage in an eight-run fourth inning.

Already ahead 1-0 after a first inning run, Perhams first 10 batters in the fourth all reached, with eight scoring.


Isaac Stoll and Matt Schornack each had two hits to lead the Jackets. Schornack and Andy Kratzke each scored a pair of runs.

That same type of dominant pitching and clutch hitting didnt come as easy in the 8-2 loss to Park Rapids in the second game of the day.

Once again, Perham scored in the first inning when Schornack led-off with a double and scored on a groundout.

But this time, the opponent answered. Park Rapids scored twice in each of the first two innings to take a 4-1 lead.

The Jackets scored again in the fourth when Tyler Doll scored on a RBI single by Dylan Anderson. But more trouble came in the home half of the fourth. Perham reliever Johnnie Schmitz walked all three batters he faced. All three eventually scored. The Panthers scored one more in the bottom of the fifth to put the game away.

Perham will head west to Moorhead Friday as they attempt to avenge an 8-1 loss to the Spuds earlier this year.

The Jackets will then return home for a pair of Mid-State doubleheaders at Krueger Field next week. Park Rapids will be in town on May 2 with Detroit Lakes following them on May 5. Both doubleheaders will start at 4 p.m.



Saturday, April 22

Park Rapids Tournament

Perham 10, Sebeka 0

R- H- E

Perham 1-0-0-8-1--10- 9- 0

Sebeka 0-0-0-0-0-- 0- 1- 2

Jackets--Matt Schornack 2-3, 2 R; Matt Kalina 1-2, HBP, R; Isaac Stoll 2-3, R; Eric Weller 0-0, BB; Tyler Doll 0-1, Sac, BB, HBP; Ryan Enger 1-3, BB, R; Justin Berns 1-2, Sac, R; Kenny Moenkedick 0-1, Sac, BB, R; Philip Moenkedick 1-3, R; Andy Kratzke 1-2, 2B, 2 R.

Pitching IP R ER H SO BB


P. Moenkedick (2-0) 5 0 0 1 9 0

Park Rapids 8, Perham 2

R- H- E

Perham 1-0-0-1-0-0-0-- 2- 7- 1

Park Rapids 2-2-0-3-1-0-x-- 8- 6- 0

Jackets-- Schornack 3-4, 2B, Sac, R; Stoll 1-2; Doll 0-3, BB, R; Enger 2-3; Dylan Anderson 1-2, BB.

Pitching IP R ER H SO BB

Stoll (0-1) 3 4 4 3 5 4


Johnnie Schmitz 0 3 3 0 0 3

Evan Meece 2 1 1 3 1 2

A.J. Masinas 1 0 0 0 1 0

Tuesday, April 25

Perham 24, Wadena-Deer Creek 9 (game 1)

R- H- E

Perham 4-7-6-5-2--24-23- 2

W-DC 0-6-3-0-0-- 9- 8- 4


Jackets--Schornack 1-2, 3 BB, SB, 2 R; Berns 2-4, 2B, 3 R, 3 RBI; Stoll 2-4, BB, 2B, 3 R, RBI; Doll 3-4, 2B, Sac, 3 R, 2 RBI; Enger 2-4, 2B, 3 R, RBI; Kalina 3-4, SB, HR, 3 R, 6 RBI; K. Moenkedick 2-3, BB, HBP, 3 R, RBI; Weller 2-2, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI; Herschel Masinas 1-1; Schmitz 3-5, 3B, R, 4 RBI; A.J. Masinas 2-2, R.

Pitching IP R ER H SO BB

Doll 1.2 6 4 4 3 5

H. Masinas .2 2 2 0 0 1

A.J. Masinas (1-1) 2.2 1 0 6 1 0

Perham 18, Wadena-Deer Creek 0 (game 2)

R- H- E

Perham 7-0-3-6-2--18-18-0

W-DC 0-0-0-0-0-- 0- 0- 2

Jackets--H. Masinas 2-4, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI; Kalina 0-1, BB, R, 2 RBI; Weller 1-2, R, 2 RBI; Stoll 3-3, R, 3 RBI; A.J. Masinas 1-2, R, RBI; Doll 2-3, BB, 3B, 2 R, RBI; Enger 2-4, R, 2 RBI; Kratzke 2-3, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI; P. Moenkedick 3-3, BB, 4 R; Anderson 2-3, HBP, 3 R, 2 RBI.

Pitching IP R ER H SO BB

P. Moenkedick (3-0) 5 0 0 0 5 1

Jackets: 4-4 (3-1 Mid-State)


4/28 at Moorhead 5 pm

5/2 Park Rapids (H) 4 pm -doubeheader-

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