Yellowjackets extend win streak to three

Perham's Katie Johnson strikes out 11 in 8-3 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek

Katie Johnson pitches for the Yellowjackets against Wadena-Deer Creek Friday, May 7, 2021, in Wadena. Johnson struck out 11 and walked four in the outing. (Meghan Perry / Focus)

The Yellowjackets got their third consecutive win this season with their 8-3 victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Friday, May 7, in Wadena.

Pitching a complete game for Perham, Katie Johnson struck out 11 batters and allowed only three runs, one of them earned. According to head coach Jason Groth, Johnson has struck out 27 batters in her last two starts, both of which were wins for the Yellowjackets. At the plate, Johnson had one hit and scored two runs for Perham.

Emma Daniels also had a good day at the plate, getting one hit, scoring one run, and knocking in three RBI for the Yellowjackets. Groth said that Wadena-Deer Creek's starting pitcher Myja Nemeth kept the Yellowjackets' offense a little off balance at the plate throughout the game.

"However, we did a lot of little things well and were able to make adjustments when we needed and come up with several clutch hits, especially in the four-run seventh inning that broke the game open for us," Groth said.


Katie Johnson slides safely into second for the Yellowjackets against the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Friday, May 7, 2021, in Wadena. (Meghan Perry / Focus)

Perham has also improved defensively over their last three games, which Groth credits with helping their three-game winning streak.

"It was nice to end the week with some momentum and our third straight win," he said. "We knew Wadena-Deer Creek would be ready to play as they are a well-coached program and they gave us a great battle. We have played much better defensively in the last three games, which has helped key our little win streak."

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Perham's Elayna Kawlewski bats for the Yellowjackets in their game against Wadena-Deer Creek Friday, May 7, 2021. (Meghan Perry / Focus)

The Yellowjackets improve to 3-3 on the season. They host a doubleheader against Frazee at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Arvig Park.

Yellowjackets 8, Wolverines 3



PER 1 2 0 0 1 0 4 - 8 10 2

WDC 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 3 7 0

WP-Katie Johnson (PER)

LP-Myja Nemeth (WDC)

PER-Grayce Mickelson 2H, 1R; Lily Lorenson 1H, 1R, 1RBI; Katie Johnson 1H, 2R; Emma Daniels 1H, 1R, 3RBI; Alivia Trepanier 1H; Leah Honer 1H, 2R, 1RBI; Brianna Hoffman 2H, 1RBI, 1R; Elayna Kawlewski 1H, 1RBI


PER-Katie Johnson 7IP, 3R, 1ER, 4BB, 11K


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