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Panthers add to Hornet baseball struggles

After an impressive 11-2 start to the season, the Frazee baseball team has lost five of six games to fall out of contention for a conference title.

A loss of two games at Perham May 18 gave the Yellowjackets the upper hand in the Heart O’ Lakes awaiting Barnesville as the only other two-loss team in the standings. Frazee completed HOL play at 7-5 to capture at least a share of third place.

Barnesville has a doubleheader with Hawley before ending the regular season in a two-game set against Perham for the championship if the Trojans can take care of business against the Nuggets.

Frazee lost at Park Rapids Friday by a score of 9-6 to stretch the losing streak to three games.

The Hornets led 6-3 after three innings of play but the Panthers took command with a five-run fourth and an insurance run in the fifth.

Both teams had 13 hits in the game.

Rory Drewes led the way for Frazee going 3-4 with a run scored. Jaden Guhlke hit a two-RBI double. Jon Hoffman and Tanner Tappe both had two-hit games.

Park Rapids improved to 9-9 while Frazee fell to 12-7. The Hornets complete the regular season Tuesday, May 23 at home against Bertha/Hewitt-Verndale (5-12).

Section 8AA seeding will be completed Saturday, May 27. The Hornets are currently ranked fourth in the south half of the section behind Perham, Barnesville and D-G-F.

Robert Williams

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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