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Lady Hornets still on hot streak

Frazee’s Taylor Tappe barrels into home plate during the Lady Hornets’ game with Perham Saturday. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Robert Williams

The Frazee Lady Hornets hosted a five-team tournament Saturday and were the only team to escape without a loss on the day.

Due to Staples-Motley dropping out the day before the tournament, a new format had to be built where some teams had three games and some had two.

Frazee had two games and was victorious in both, as the team defeated Menahga by the score of 8-4 and defeated Perham by the score of 10-6.

In the Menahga game, the Lady Braves jumped off to an early 3-0 lead as they scored one run in the first inning and two in the second.

The Lady Hornets got on the scoreboard in their half of the second as three straight hits by Kaysee Gerving, Josi Tappe and Katie Smith led to two Frazee runs to make the score 3-2 after two innings.

In the third inning the Hornets got hits from Kennady Barlund and Jo Shipman who both scored on some aggressive base running.

In the fourth inning the Lady Hornets gained two more runs as Autumn Mahoney and Barlund both scored on a Shipman base hit.

The final scoring for the Lady Hornets came in the bottom of the sixth as Jaden Ketter and Taylor Tappe each had hits and were driven in on a base hit by Barlund.

For the game, Menahga scored their four runs on six hits, three walks and two hit batters and two Frazee errors.

The Lady Hornets scored their eight runs on 11 hits, three walks and a hit batter, while three errors by the Lady Braves were committed.

Barlund led the Lady Hornets as she had three hits in the game and she was followed by Jaden Ketter and Shipman, who had two hits each.

Taylor Tappe, Kaysee Gerving, Josi Tappe and Katie Smith had one hit a piece.

Shipman handled the pitching chores and she gave up four runs on six hits while walking three, hitting two batters but striking out eight Menahga batters.

The Lady Hornets rode an early lead and some outstanding pitching from Desiree Bauer, as they built up a 10-1 lead and hung on in the last inning as Perham picked up five runs in the top of the seventh to close to the final 10-6 score.

The Lady Hornets picked up two runs in the first inning, one in the second, one in the fourth and five more in the fifth to break the game open.

They added one more run in the bottom of the sixth to push the lead to 10-1.

In the top of the seventh Perham was able to put together a strong comeback as they used 4 walks and three hits to gain a five run inning of their own.

Perham scored their six runs on seven hits, six bases on balls and three Frazee errors.

Frazee on the other hand, scored their 10 runs on 10 hits, six walks and five Yellowjacket errors.

Leading the offensive production for the Lady Hornets were Jaden Ketter, Barlund and Josi Tappe with two hits apiece.

Picking up single hits for the Lady Hornets  were Taylor Tappe, Autumn Mahoney, Shipman and Katie Smith.

Picking up the win on the mound for the Lady Hornets was Desiree Bauer, and she showed a dominating presence in the first six innings as she struck out 12 batters, gave up four base hits and two walks through this portion of the game.

She picked up one more strikeout in the seventh and finished with a total of 13.

Shipman pitched to the last batter of the game, which was also a strikeout to give the total combined of 14 strikeouts combined for the game.

This week the Lady Hornets are scheduled to travel to Pelican Rapids for a doubleheader Thursday and host the Perham Yellowjackets Friday for a single game.

Lady Hornets take two versus Barnesville

The Lady Hornets nabbed a pair of HOL Conference wins Tuesday with a sweep of visiting Barnesville 10-0 and 7-1.

In the first game the Hornets had a very outstanding performance from their pitcher Shipman as she threw a one hitter and struck out 15 Trojan batters.

“Jo really dominated the Trojan hitters as there were only three other outs recorded in this six inning game other than the strike outs,” said Frazee head coach Dave Trautman. “She allowed just one hit and three walks.”

On the offensive side the Lady Hornets scored their 10 runs on nine hits, seven walks, three hit batters and three Trojan errors.

Barlund led Frazee in hits with four, while being followed by  Jaden Ketter, Shipman, Gerving, Josi Tappe and Courtney Gildersleeve, who each had one hit.

In the second game the Lady Hornets had another outstanding pitching performance as Bauer pitched a two hitter.

Bauer gave up the one run and both hits in the first inning.

She walked four Trojan batters while striking out nine batters.

Offensively, the Lady Hornets had seven hits.  Leading the way in this game were Taylor Tappe, Shipman and Josi Tappe with two hits apiece.