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Frazee splits road, home softball openers

The Frazee Hornet softball team got off to a hot start with an 18-1 victory at Bagley Tuesday, April 11.

Brenna Mahoney, Carly Mahoney, and Clara Scolley all earned walks load the bases. Aina Olson hit a two-RBI single to bring Brenna Mahoney and Carly Mahoney home. Annie Bachmann, courtesy runner for pitcher Clara Scolley, scored on a passed ball and the Hornets were up 3-0 and never looked back.  

Clara Scolley got the start in the circle and struck out the first three batters in the Flyers’ bottom half of the inning.  

The Hornets took advantage of Bagley’s control problems again in the second inning. Frazee batted around and 10 runners scored for a big 13-0 lead early.

Scolley escaped a bases loaded jam in the bottom half striking out the side after allowing a single run to the Flyers.

Abby Wothe took over pitching duties and fanned the first three batters she faced.  

Frazee added five runs in the fourth and enacted the mercy rule in the bottom half as Wothe retired the Flyers without a run.

Frazee was denied a second victory in as many games as Park Rapids spoiled the Hornets’ home opener Thursday, April 13 in a 12-4 victory.

The Panthers scored early with a couple hits and errors on the Hornet defense to take a 3-0 lead and added a run in the second inning to go up 4-0. Scolley got out of the inning striking out the side.

The Hornets got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third when Dani Piche hit a single, stole second base and scored on a base hit by Brenna Mahoney.  

Wothe replaced Scolley in the fourth but the hot-hitting Panthers tacked on three more runs on three singles and a triple. Park Rapids added a pair of fifth inning runs to lead for a 9-1 lead en route to the 12-4 victory.

Frazee (1-1) will open Heart O’ Lakes Conference play Thursday, April 20 in a doubleheader in Glyndon against the defending champion D-G-F Rebels. D-G-F has shared or won the HOL outright five consecutive seasons.

Frazee JV out to 2-0 start

The Frazee junior varsity team has started with an exciting 2-0 record.  

The Hornets’ first game was played against Bagley with a 12-2 victory, and the second was played against Park Rapids with a 10-9 win.  

Madison Starry pitched both games accumulating nine strikeouts.  

McKenzie Bakke, at third base, had a fantastic double play against Park Rapids.  

The Hornets were patient at the plate during the Bagley game with one hit and nine walks. Batters continued to be disciplined during the Park Rapids game with 11 walks and one hit.   

Robert Williams

Robert is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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