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Perham splits at Minnewaska Tournament

Perham's Ryan Kalina connects with the pitch for one of his three hits in Perham's loss to Minnewaska Area. Submitted photo

Minnewaska Area out-lasted the Perham Yellowjackets earning a 3-2 walk-off victory in extra innings on May 12 in Glenwood.

It was a well-pitched and well-played game by both teams, but it was the home team earning the narrow win.

Perham's Maddux Kovash slaps the tag on a runner at third base.

Sam Still started for Perham but did not factor in the decision. He went five innings and allowed two runs on three hits. He struck out five and walked one. Nick Lindberg took the loss. He went three and two-thirds and allowed one run on five hits. He fanned six batters.

Ryan Kalina finished with three hits and drove in a run for Perham in the loss. He was voted the team’s most valuable player.

Carter Mulcahy finished with two hits as well for Perham. Jace Kovash, Dawson Stevens, Maddux Kovash, Kaleb King and Steven Lindberg added hits for Perham in the loss.

Ryan Christensen and Ryan Amundson had two hits a piece for Minnewaska Area in the win.

The loss drops Perham to 8-2 overall on the season. The Yellowjackets return to action with Hawley at 4 p.m. in Hawley on May 14.

PER 0 0 0  0 1 1 0 0 0--2 10 2

MWA 0 0 0  0 2 0 0 0 1--3 8 2

WP: Jared Freese

LP: Nick Lindberg

Perham vs. St. Paul Johnson

The Perham baseball team picked up some timely hits in its 7-5 victory over St. Paul Johnson in Glenwood on May 11.

Carter Mulcahy had three hits and drove in three runs, while Max Tostenson delivered with two runs batted in as Perham held off St. Paul Johnson.

The Governors had some power in the line-up, connecting for a pair of home runs, but fortunately for Perham, they were solo blasts. Joe Moberg and AJ McMahon connected for solo blasts, but it wasn’t enough.

Ty Moser added two hits at the top of the order, while Nick Lindberg had a hit as well for Perham in the win.

Noah Rooney pitched four strong innings. He struck out nine, walked three and allowed two run on three hits for the win. Michael Benke picked up the save. He went three innings and allowed three runs on five hits and struck out one.

PER 0 0 0  3 2 0 2--7 9 2

SPJ 0 0 2  0 2 0 1--5 8 3

WP:Noah Rooney

LP: Chris Ranum

S: Michael Benke

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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