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Detroit Lakes earns walk-off victory on Perham

Perham's Emma Bowers fires across the diamond for the out against Detroit Lakes. Robert Williams/Forum News Service

Detroit Lakes walked off a 4-3 victory over the visiting Perham Yellowjackets Tuesday, May 14 in a non-conference softball game at Snappy Park.

Tied at three in the bottom of the seventh, Laken Weaver reached on an error and took second base on a Matteya Borah sacrifice bunt. Rhiannon Triggs replaced Weaver as a pinch runner and scored the game-winner from second on an error made on a Madilyn Kirchner bunt.

Perham’s Katie Zepper gave the Jackets a 3-2 lead with a solo shot to dead center field over the outstretched reach of Laker centerfield Laura Prussia in the top of the sixth.

Katie Zepper is swarmed by her teammates after hitting a solo HR against Detroit Lakes.

DL’s Autumn Kulik answered in the bottom of the sixth with a solo homer of her own.

Perham pitcher Katie Johnson held the Lakers hitless for the first three innings before taking a tough loss.

Johnson escaped a bases-loaded with no outs situation allowing only one run on a passed ball to DL in the fourth inning. She struck out the side to get out of the jam collecting three of her eight strikeouts in the game.

Kirchner (9-3) fanned 11 batters, allowed three runs, one earned on four hits to get the victory.

Perham returns to conference play when it takes on Frazee on May 16 at 4 p.m. in Frazee for a pair of games.