Legion baseball: Buzz start the summer 3-0

Recap from the Perham Buzz Legion baseball team

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Perham's Chas Melvin pitches in the Yellowjackets' second elimination game on June 9, 2022 at the Section 8-2A baseball tournament in Park Rapids.
Jared Rubado / Perham Focus

OMAHA – The Perham Buzz started its three-game Nebraska road trip with a win.

Perham beat Northeast Taylor 10-3 behind a six-run seventh inning.

Leading 4-2, Chas Melvin ripped a triple to score Austin Aanenson after Jacob McAllister scored on an error. Andrew Smith brought home another run on an RBI single to make it 7-2.

Evan Kovash made it a six-run game with an RBI single before Blaiz Schmidt walked with the bases loaded. Gambel Bye brought home another run on a sacrifice fly to make it 10-2.

Northeast Taylor got a run on a sacrifice fly before Cullen Poole got a ground ball double play to end the game.


Perham scored two runs in the first and fifth innings. Ben Shumansky brought home a run on a fielder’s choice. He scored on a double steal to double the lead.

After Northeast Taylor got a run in the fourth, Aaneson got it back in the top of the fifth with an RBI single. Logan Pulju also singled in a run with two outs.

Evan Kovash threw six innings on the mound. He allowed two earned runs on four hits with three walks. He also struck out four batters.

The Buzz opened the season with a pair of mercy-rule wins over Fergus Falls. The Perham Legion baseball team is 3-0 to start its summer season.

PERHAM 200 020 6 - 10

NORTHWEST TAYLOR 000 110 1 - 3

PERHAM PITCHING- Evan Kovash (WP) 4H, 2R, 2ER, 4K , 3BB; Cullen Poole 1IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 0K, 0BB

PERHAM HITTING- Austen Aanenson 3-4, 2R, RBI; Austin Schmelz 0-1; Chas Melvin 2-4, 2R, RBI, 2B, 3B; Luis Briseno 0-1; Ben Shumansky 1-3, 2R, RBI; Logan Pulju 1-3, R, RBI, BB; Andrew Smith 1-3, R, RBI; Evan Kovash 1-4, RBI; Blaiz Schmidt 1-3, RBI, BB; Gamble Bye 0-3, RBI; Jacob McAllister 2-3, 2R



FERGUS FALLS 000 20X X - 2

PERHAM 1-7 4XX X - 13

PERHAM PITCHING- Chas Melvin 4IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 7K, 2BB; Cullen Poole 1IP, OH, OR, OER, 1K, 1BB

PERHAM HITTING- Austen Aanenson 1-2, 3RBI, BB, 2B; Chas Melvin 0-2, 2R, BB; Ben Shumansky 2-2, 3R, BB; Logan Pulju 2-2, 2R, 2RBI, BB; Andrew Smith 0-1, R, RBI, 2BB; Evan Kovash 0-2, 2R, BB; Luis Briseno 0-1, K; Gamble Bye 1-3, R, RBI; Jacob McAllister 0-2, R, BB, 2K


FERGUS FALLS 020 00X X - 2

PERHAM 507 0XX X - 12

PERHAM PITCHING – Logan Pulju (WP) 6H, 2R, 1ER, 3K, 1BB; Evan Kovash 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1K, 2BB

PERHAM HITTING- Austin Aanenson 1-4, R, 2RBI; Chas Melvin 1-3, R; Luis Briseno 0-1, K; Ben Shumansky 2-4, 2R, RBI; Logan Pulju 2 2B, 3-4, 2R, 2RBI; Andrew Smith 3-3, 2R, 2RBI, 2B; Evan Kovash 0-3, 2K; Blaiz Schmidt 2-2, R, 2RBI, BB; Connor Colliton R; Gamble Bye 2B, 2-2, R, RBI, BB; Austin Schmelz R, 3BB;

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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