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Patriots shut out Wadena-Deer Creek

Kathryn Miska struck out 13 batters as the top-seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots beat the No. 8 Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 10-0 in the North Subsection 6AA playoffs on Thursday, May 19.

Alex Kotaska hits the ball down the third-base line against Perham in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday, May 17. Photo by Dan Determan
Alex Kotaska hits the ball down the third-base line against Perham in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday, May 17. Photo by Dan Determan

Kathryn Miska struck out 13 batters as the top-seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots beat the No. 8 Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 10-0 in the North Subsection 6AA playoffs on Thursday, May 19.

The Patriots sent 18 players to the plate in the first two innings as they received nine walks, two hit batters, an error and scored three times in each inning for a 6-0 lead, with the only hit being a single by Laura Squires.The team garnered just five hits in the game, but took advantage of 13 walks as the contest ended in six innings.

Clare Ganley doubled and scored for the Patriots while Barb Miller added a hit and two RBI.

The Patriots, ranked fourth in Class AA and 19-2 overall, was scheduled to play No. 4 Osakis on Tuesday, May 24. That winner advances to the third round against the No. 2 Ottertail Central vs. No. 3 Long Prairie/Grey Eagle winner on Thursday, May 26, in Alexandria.

Wadena-DC 0 2 3

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Pequot Lakes 10 5 1

(6 innings)

WP: Kathryn Miska. LP: Ashley Lehmkuhl. 2B: PL-Clare Ganley.

Patriots sweep Perham

On Tuesday, May 17, Pequot Lakes ended their regular season by sweeping the Perham Yellowjackets in a non-conference doubleheader by scores of 10-0 and 7-1. The Patriots finished the regular season with 18 victories.

In the first game, Kathryn Miska pitched her fifth no-hitter of the season as she struck out 12 batters and walked two. She followed that up in the second game by fanning 14 hitters while giving up only three hits and one walk.

The Patriots pounded Perham pitchers for 15 hits in the first game and outhit their hosts 10-3 in the six-inning second game.

In the opening game, Barb Miller was 3-4 with three runs scored, three RBI and two doubles. Haley Wiebolt was 3-3 with a run, a double and four RBI. Alex Kotaska was 2-4 with a walk-off double to drive in Miller in the fifth inning and Taya Salminen also was 2-3 with a double.

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In the second game, Clare Ganley was 3-3 with an RBI and Jessica Faacks was 2-3 with two runs scored for the Patriots. The Patriots got their first two runs in the third inning of the first game on Haley Wiebolt's two-run single.

The team then broke the game open with a six-run fourth inning on singles by Olivia Faacks and Taya Salminen, and error at first, two-run doubles by Miller and Wiebolt and a single by Cassandra Haman.

The won the game via the 10-run rule in the sixth on Salminen's leadoff double, a single by Miller, a walk to Wiebolt and game-winning double by Kotaska.

In the second game, the Patriots took a 3-0 lead on an infield-single by Karlie Trottier, singles by Faacks and Ganley, a walk to Miller and bases-loaded walk to Wiebolt.

Game One

Perham 0 0 1

Pequot Lakes 10 15 0

(5 innings)

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WP: Kathryn Miska. LP: Zepper. 2B: PL-Barbara Miller 2, Haley Wiebolt, Alex Kotaska, Taya Salminen.

Game Two

Pequot Lakes 7 10 1

Perham 1 3 0

WP: Miska. LP: Lovetts. 2B: PL-Haley Wiebolt, Miska.

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