Buzz win third straight
It was a high-scoring affair when the Perham Buzz squared off with Eastview on July 19 at Krueger Field in Perham. The Buzz rallied for a 13-9 victory over Eastview. The Buzz rallied from deficits of 1-0, 7-4 and 9-6 to pick up the victory in the high-scoring battle.
Carter Mulcahy slowed the Eastview momentum and earned the win on the mound in relief. He pitched four scoreless innings, allowed just two hits, one walk and struck out three for the win. Prior to Mulcahy's appearance, two Perham pitchers combined to allow nine runs on 11 hits and six walks in the first three innings of work.
Perham belted out 16 hits at the plate and capitalized on a pair of Eastview errors in the win. Noah Rooney finished with three hits, two runs batted in and a run scored, while Maddux Kovash added three hits, two runs batted in and two runs scored. Chas Melvin had a pair of hits, three runs batted in and three runs scored, while Alex Stoll finished with two hits, two runs batted in and a run scored. Andrew Smith added two hits and a run batted in and a run scored as well.
Perham fell behind in the first inning, but responded with four runs. Rooney singled and scored on a single by Kovash. Rian Solberg was hit by a pitch and Chas Melvin singled to continue the rally. Ben Shumansky hit a fly ball to left that was misplayed, allowing a pair of runs to score. Stoll finished the rally with an RBI single, making it 4-1.
However, Eastview answered with six straight singles and seven total hits in the second inning on their way to a six-run frame, taking a 7-4 lead on Perham. Jack Pepin and Dahltyn Virning each drove in two runs in the inning.
Perham responded with an RBI single from Smith and an RBI groundout from Solberg, cutting the lead to 7-6. Yet, Eastview extended the lead with a two-run single from Benjy Vandeberg in the third inning. It would be the final runs Eastview would get in the game as they went silent as the day wore on.
Melvin tied the game with one swing of the bat in the fourth inning. He connected for a drive over the fence in left for a three-run home run, scoring Smith and Solberg, who singled to start the two-out rally.
Kovash followed in the fifth with a run-scoring double, giving Perham the 10-9 lead. Mulcahy singled and came around to score on the double. Perham put the game away in the sixth inning with an RBI double from Stoll and a two-run single from Rooney.
Jack Pepin led the way for Eastview at the plate. He had four hits, two runs batted in and a run scored. Max Simser finished with two hits, while Vandeberg added three hits and three runs batted in for Eastview.
Perham is now 3-4 overall on the season and travels to Moorhead for a pair of games on July 23 at 5 and 7 p.m.