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Perham Buzz earn split with Post 400 Stars

Perham's Jace Kovash is congratulated by Perham Buzz head coach Jan-Erik Lindberg after hitting a home run to start the scoring in game two. Submitted photo

The Perham Buzz responded from adversity to earn a split with the Fargo Post 400 Stars on June 25 at Krueger Field.

The Buzz watched a 1-0 lead disappear in game one to suffer a 2-1 defeat. However, the Buzz rallied back and cruised in game two for a 9-1 victory, earning a split and snapping a small two-game losing streak.

The Buzz jumped ahead early in game one with a run in the third. Carter Mulcahy singled and scored when Maddux Kovash banged a double off the right field fence, scoring Mulcahy. Unfortunately for the Buzz, it was the lone run they would push across.

Alec Malikowski fires to the plate during his inning of work.

Miles Ulschmid limited the damage in earning the complete game win for the Stars. He allowed one run on seven hits. He struck out four batters and walked two. He kept his team in the game long enough for his offense to come alive in the late innings against Jace Kovash.

Kovash suffered the tough luck loss for the Buzz. He threw five scoreless innings before yielding a run in the sixth and the eventual game-winning run in the seventh. He allowed just five hits and two walks. However, defensive miscues proved to be the undoing for Perham. The Buzz committed four errors in the game, two of them helping the Stars push their runs across.

Colten Alme drove in the tying run with a single, while Jake Bryant hit a sacrifice fly to score the winning run in the seventh.

Carter Mulcahy finished with two hits and a run scored, while Maddux Kovash had a double and a run batted in. Michael Benke finished with two hits, while Noah Rooney added a hit.

Jace Kovash gave the Buzz its first lead in game one when he hit a solo home run down the right field line. Perham added two more runs in the first on an RBI single by Dawson Stevens and an RBI groundout from Noah Moulzoff. Kovash drove in a second run in the second inning with a sacrifice fly, which made it 4-1.

Noah Moulzoff connects with a pitch.

An RBI single from Stevens and a bases loaded walk to Mulcahy extended the lead to 6-1 in the fourth. Jace Kovash followed with a run scoring single to make it 7-1 in the fifth. Perham tacked on two more in the sixth with a two-run single from Devin Meyer.

Maddux Kovash picked up the win in relief. He went three innings and allowed three hits. He struck out three. Alex Stoll started and allowed one run in two innings of work. Alec Malikowski and Mick Meyer pitched scoreless innings of relief.

Stevens finished with three hits and two runs batted in, while Jace Kovash added two hits and three runs batted in. Devin Meyer closed with three hits, two runs batted in and two runs scored. Noah Rooney finished with two hits and a pair of runs scored in the win. Mulcahy, Maddux Kovash, Benke, Finn Diggins and Moulzof finished with hits for Perham.

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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