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Rebels blank Hornets to end baseball season

Andrew Oberg (8) and the Rebels ended Frazee's hopes for a run at the Section 8AA title Tuesday in Perham with a 10-0 victory. File Photo/Robert Williams

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton staved off elimination for the second time, dismantling the Frazee Hornets, 10-0, in six innings at Matt’s Field in Perham to end the Hornets season in the elimination semifinals of Section 8AA baseball Tuesday.

The Rebels scored a pair of runs in the first and never looked back. They added a run in the second and the fourth, before breaking it open in the fifth and sixth innings. They tacked on four in the fifth and closed it with two in the sixth.

Taylor Irwin earned the win on the mound. He allowed five hits in the shutout effort. He struck out five batters as well. Irwin set the table at the top of the order as well, collecting four hits and three runs scored.

Nathan Leitner added a pair of hits as did Adam Weatherly for the Rebels.

Logan Wacker and Thomas Stenger each had two hits. Frazee was held to six hits in the game.

Stenger took the loss on the mound.

The Hornets finish the year with a record of 15-10.

Frazee stayed alive in the bracket with a fifth inning rally to edge Park Rapids Area 5-4 at Kreuger Field earlier in the day.

Wacker and Rory Drewes delivered a pair of key hits in the fifth. Wacker drove in a run with an RBI double and Drewes followed with a two-run triple, giving Frazee a 4-3 lead. The Hornets added another run on an RBI single by Tanner Tappe.

Tappe’s RBI single proved to be the difference as Park Rapids Area’s Austin Jerger hit a solo home run. Wacker closed the door in relief. He fanned six and walk just two batters to pick up the save. Jonathan Hoffmann got the win, pitching two innings of relief. He allowed three hits.

Drewes had two hits and two runs batted in for Frazee, while Wacker, Tappe and Dalton Smith had hits for the Hornets.

Park Rapids was cruising along until the fifth inning. They scored a run in the second and two in the third. Gabe Bagstad took the loss. He gave up four runs on four hits. He struck out two and walked two.

The Panthers finished the year even at 11-11.

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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