Perham baseball continues to win

Yellowjackets defeat Park Rapids 13-2, sweep doubleheader against Breckenridge

Perham's Gage Germolus pitches against Park Rapids Area Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Park Rapids. Germolus gave up three hits and two runs over five innings, striking out six in the Yellowjackets 13-2 win over the Panthers. (Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise)

The Perham Yellowjackets continued their winning ways Tuesday, May 25, with a 13-2 victory over the Park Rapids Panthers.

Chas Melvin played an integral part in the Yellowjackets' offense, driving in five runs on two hits, including a home run in the second inning and a double in the fifth inning. Logan Pulju also drove in four runs on a grand slam in the fourth inning. Ben Shumansky also drove in two runs in the game.

Gage Germolus was the winning pitcher for the Yellowjackets. He gave up three hits and two runs over five innings while striking out six batters.

The Yellowjackets are 17-2 on the season. They host the last game of the regular season at Krueger Field on Thursday, May 27, at 5 p.m. against Wadena-Deer Creek. Both teams have just two losses on the season.

Yellowjackets 13, Panthers 2



PER 0 5 0 5 3 x x - 13 7 2

PRA 0 0 2 0 0 x x - 2 3 5

WP-Gage Germolus (PER)

LP-Isaiah Olson (PRA)

PER-Gage Germolus 2R, 1RBI; Chas Melvin 2-3, 3R, 5RBI; Ben Shumansky 1-2, 1R, 2RBI; Logan Pulju 1-3, 1R, 4RBI; Jack Mensing 1R; Blaiz Schmidt 1-2, 1R; Austin Aanenson 1-3, 1R; Jacob McAllister 1-2, 3R, 1RBI


PER-Gage Germolus 5IP, 3H, 2R, 0ER, 6K; PRA-Isaiah Olson 4IP, 4H, 10R, 0ER, 3K, 5BB, 2HR; Chaise Pearson 1IP, 3H, 3R, 1K


Yellowjackets sweep doubleheader against Breckenridge

Perham took the lead late in game one of a doubleheader with Breckenridge, leading to a 9-3 victory over the Cowboys on Monday, May 24.

Perham got on the board in the bottom of the first inning when Rian Solberg drove in a run on a double. Breckenridge answered in the top of the second inning with two runs. The Yellowjackets tied it up with a run in the bottom of the third after a sacrifice fly by Logan Pulju.

The Yellowjackets added three runs in the fifth inning, including a homerun by Chas Melvin, and they broke the game open in the sixth when they scored four more runs. Pulju and Gage Germolus both had doubles and Solberg had a single in the rally.

Caden Schossow got the win for the Yellowjackets, allowing one run on three hits over three innings. He struck out six batters. Pulju started the game for Perham, giving up two runs on three hits over four innings and striking out five batters.

The second game of the doubleheader was a little closer, but the Yellowjackets still defeated the Cowboys 10-7 when they stole the lead late in the game.

The game was tied at three in the top of the fifth inning when Melvin singled, driving in a run. Ben Shumansky hit a homerun, driving in Melvin. The Yellowjackets put up four runs in the fifth and added two more in the sixth and one in the seventh to clinch the victory.

Finn Diggins was the winning pitcher for Perham. He allowed three runs on four hits over four and one-third innings, striking out eight. Austin Aanenson threw two and two-thirds innings in relief, giving up four hits and three runs while striking out four.

The Yellowjackets had 10 hits in the game, with multiple hits from Melvin, Shumansky, and Jack Mensing.


Yellowjackets 9, Cowboys 3 (Game 1)


BRE 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 - 3 6 6

PER 1 0 1 0 3 4 x - 9 9 1

WP-Caden Schossow (PER)

LP-Cooper Yaggie (BRE)

PER-Andrew Smith 1R; Chas Melvin 1-3, 3R, 1RBI; Ben Shumansky 2-4, 2R; Rian Solberg 2-2, 2R, 2RBI; Jack Mensing 1RBI; Gage Germolus 1-3, 1RBI; Jacob McAllister 1-4


PER-Logan Pulju 4IP, 3H, 2R, 6BB, 5K; Caden Schossow 3IP, 3H, 1R, 6K; BRE-Cooper Yaggie 5IP, 8H, 9R, 6ER, 1HR, 3BB, 9K; Adam Ohm 1IP, 1H

Yellowjackets 10, Cowboys 7 (Game 2)


PER 2 0 1 0 4 2 1 - 10 10 2

BRE 0 0 0 3 0 4

WP-Finn Diggins (PER)

LP-Adam Ohm (BRE)

PER-Andrew Smith 1-3, 2R; Chas Melvin 3-3, 2R, 2RBI; Ben Shumansky 2-4, 2R, 3RBI; Rian Solberg 1RBI; Austin Aanenson 1R, 1RBI; Jacob McAllister 1-4, 1R


PER-Finn Diggins 4.1IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 8K; Austin Aanenson 2.2IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 1BB, 4K; BRE-Connor Tidwell 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2K; Adam Ohm 5IP, 7H, 8R, 5ER, 4BB, 1HR, 3K

Chas Melvin fields a ground ball at second base in Perham's game against Park Rapids Area Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Park Rapids. (Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise)

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