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Perham scores 36 runs in sweep of Pelican Rapids

The Perham baseball team ran its winning streak to eight straight games to start the season when they blasted Pelican Rapids 18-1 and 18-0 on May 6 at Krueger Field in Perham.

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Perham's Chayse Solberg scoops up the ground ball at first base as Finn Diggins goes to cover the mound. Submitted photo

The Perham baseball team ran its winning streak to eight straight games to start the season when they blasted Pelican Rapids 18-1 and 18-0 on May 6 at Krueger Field in Perham.

As impressive as the offense was in the two games, it’s the Perham pitching that continues to dominate. The Yellowjackets have allowed just nine runs in their first eight games, while out-scoring their opponents 89-9.

In game one, Noah Rooney pitched three perfect innings, striking out eight of the nine batters he faced. Finn Diggins pitched the final two frames, allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk. He struck out four.

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Chaz Melvin

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Sam Still, Max Tostenson and Chaz Melvin shut down Pelican Rapids in game two. The three combined for nine strikeouts and gave up just two hits. Melvin made his varsity debut on the mound and struck out four in two innings of work.

Perham broke through with big second innings in both games. In game one, Perham scored 11 runs in the second, while in game two, the Yellowjackets scored 13.

Dawson Stevens and Kaleb King had two hits each in game one, while Maddux Kovash drove in three runs. Still, Carter Mulcahy and Tostenson drove in two runs each. Stevens drove in three runs as well for Perham. Devin Meyer, Benson Nyhus, King and Rooney each drove in a run as well.

Rooney, Chayse Solberg and King had two hits each in the second game. Rooney and Michael Benke drove in three runs each, while Solberg and Melvin drove in two each. Still, Stephen Lindberg, Nyhus and Meyer drove in runs as well.

Perham ran its record to 8-0 overall and in the Heart O’Lakes Conference. Perham travels to Barnesville on May 9, before participating in a Max Bat Tournament in Glenwood on May 10 and 11.

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