Solid pitching, clutch hitting, helps Perham sweep Lakers

By John George Perham dispatched one of their two main rivals for the Mid-State crown this season as they swept a doubleheader from Detroit Lakes Monday at Krueger Field. The games were rescheduled from a rain-out on May 4. D.L. pu...

By John George

Perham dispatched one of their two main rivals for the Mid-State crown this season as they swept a doubleheader from Detroit Lakes Monday at Krueger Field. The games were rescheduled from a rain-out on May 4.

D.L. put across the first run in the top the first of game one, the first run allowed this season by Perham starter Philip Moenkedick. Moenkedick cruised the rest of the way, allowing just one hit after the first inning. He finished with 11 strike outs and four walks in earning his third victory.

Perham got their first run in the second when Andy Kratzke scored on a fielders choice off the bat of Herschel Masinas.


The score remained tied until the bottom of the sixth. After two unsuccessful sacrifice bunt attempts, Jonnie Schmitz uncorked a line drive over the left field fence for a two-run homer, giving Perham the 3-1 win.

Game two showcased another fine pitching performance as Schmitz took to the hill and pitched 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball, leading Perham to a 3-0 win. Schmitz struck out five and scattered six hits before Eric Weller was brought in to record the final out.

The Jackets scored single runs in the third, fifth and sixth in the win. Masinas finished the game 1-for-3 with a run scored. Justin Berns was 2-for-3 with an RBI in the fifth and Weller drove in the final run with a sac bunt in the sixth.

"Those were two big wins for us," head coach Hans Hanson said. "We got two great pitching performances and didn't have to use our bullpen. We didn't hit great, but we had lots of timely hitting."

The Jackets are now ranked No. 2 in the latest Class AA Coaches Poll. MACCRAY is No. 1 and St. Cloud Cathedral is No. 3. Section 8AA and Mid-State rival Park Rapids is ranked No. 7 and defending Section 8AA champ Roseau is No. 12.

This week, the Jackets will make-up an earlier rain out from April 13 against Menahga. They will host the Braves (4-6, 3-4 Park Region) at Krueger Field on May 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Perham will then host HI-10 rival Frazee (3-6, 3-4 HOL) on May 14 before returning to Mid-State Conference action on May 15 at Park Rapids.

Perham has won six straight against Park Rapids, including knocking them out of the playoffs the last two years. The Panthers (11-1, 6-1 Mid-State) are ranked No. 7-AA and have won six games in a row.


Monday, May 7

Perham 3, Detroit Lakes 1 (G-1)

R- H- E

D.L. 1-0-0-0-0-0-0-- 1- 3- 2

Perham 0-1-0-0-0-2-x-- 3- 4- 1

Jackets--Herschel Masinas 1-2, BB, HBP, RBI; Justin Berns 0-2, SAC, HBP; Isaac Stoll 0-3, BB; Marcus Hendrickson 1-2, BB; Andy Kratzke 0-2, HBP (Dylan Anderson C.R.--2 R); Jonnie Schmitz 1-3 , HR, 2 RBI; Eric Weller 1-3, SB.

Pitching IP R ER H SO BB

Moenkedick (3-0) 7 1 1 3 11 4


Perham 0, Detroit Lakes 0 (G-2)

R- H- E

D.L. 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-- 0- 6- 4

Perham 0-0-1-0-1-1-x-- 3- 8- 1

Jackets--Masinas 1-3, R; Berns 2-3, RBI; Hendrickson 1-3, R; M. Stoll 2-3; Weller 0-2, SAC, RBI; Anderson 1-3, 2B, R; Kratzke 1-2.

Pitching IP R ER H SO BB

J. Schmitz (3-0) 6.2 0 0 6 5 2

Weller .1 0 0 0 0 0


Mid-State Conf. All

Perham 10-0 11-0

Park Rapids 6-1 11-1

Detroit Lakes 4-2 7-3

Pequot Lakes 5-5 6-5

Crosby-Ironton 2-5 2-6

Staples-Motley 2-6 6-7

Wadena-Deer Creek 0-10 1-11



Jackets sweep Pequot Lakes

Perham remained undefeated on the season after a sweep over Pequot Lakes at Krueger Field.

Marcus Hendrickson broke a 2-2 tie in game one when he walked, moved to second on a balk, went to third on a wild pitch and scored the game-winning run on an error in the bottom of the sixth. He drove in Perham's first run in the first inning and scored the second run on a delayed steal.

The Jackets used a seven-run first inning to complete the sweep with a 10-1 win in game two. Herschel Masinas and Beau Bruhn each had two RBI and Isaac Stoll hit a two-run homer and picked up the win on the mound with six innings of two-hit ball.

Perham 3, Pequot Lakes 2 (game 1)

R- H- E

P.L. 0-0-2-0-0-0-0-- 2- 2- 2


Perham 2-0-0-0-0-1-x-- 3- 2- 2

Jackets-- Herschel Masinas 0-2, HBP, R; Marcus Hendrickson 1-2. BB, SB, 2 R, RBI; Mac Stoll 1-3, SB.

Pitching IP R ER H SO BB

M. Stoll (3-0) 7 2 2 2 7 2

Perham 10, Pequot Lakes 1 (game 2)

R- H- E

P.L. 0-1-0-0-0-0-0-- 1- 2- 2

Perham 7-0-0-2-0-1-x--10-11-2

Jackets-- Masinas 2-4, R, 2 RBI; Justin Berns 1-1, SAC, BB, R; Nick Stoll 1-1, R; I. Stoll 1-2, BB, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI; Hendrickson 2-3; M. Stoll 0-2, BB, R, RBI; Weller 1-2, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI; Anderson 0-4, R; Beau Bruhn 2-3, R, 2 RBI; Jonnie Schmitz 1-3, 2B, R, RBI.

Pitching IP R ER H SO BB

I. Stoll (2-0) 6 1 0 2 7 2

Weller 1 0 0 0 1 0

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