Area Baseball: Flyers sweep Perham
PERHAM — Collin Eckman went 5-for-5 with two doubles in Game Two and Luke Thoma went the distance in Game One to help Little Falls sweep Perham Saturday 15-3, 15-7.
Thoma struck out six for his victory.
Spencer Fenske pitched three innings in relief for Little Falls in the second game, allowing only three hits, one earned run and striking out five and walking two.
Ian Stewart went 3-5 with a double and home run. Joey Hanowski and Spencer Fenske both drove in four runs in game one and six Flyers players had extra base hits in the second game.
Perham 3 4 2
Little Falls 15 15 1
WP: Luke Thoma. LP: Eric Brauch. 2B: LF-Joe Hanowski (2), Mitch Gregory, PER-Gabe Pankonin. 3B: LF-Mitch Gregory.
Perham 7 11 4
Little Falls 15 17 2
WP: Spencer Fenske. LP: Ivan Nodsle. 2B: LF-Collin Eckman (2), Ian Stewart, Nate Backowski, Tony Arnold, Matt Valentine. HR: LF-Ian Stewart, PER- Gabe Pankonin. Overall: LF 4-0. Next: Little Falls at Princeton, 5pm Tuesday.
Staples-Motley finishes fourth
PARK RAPIDS — Jordan Jenkins hit a home run and contributed two RBIs between two tournament losses for the Staples-Motley Cardinals Saturday at the Park Rapids Tournament.
The Cardinals lost to Park Rapids 9-8 in the third-place game and fell to Frazee 6-3 in the semifinals.
In the semifinal game, Jalen pitched seven innings, striking out six and only giving up two earned runs, while allowing six hits and three walks.
Austin Redemske went 2-3 with two runs and a double for the Cardinals in the third place game against Park Rapids, but S-M fell short when Park Rapids scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.
Busker and Cody Drone each notched two hits in the third place game for the Cardinals.
Park Rapids 9 12 4
Staples-Motley 8 9 3
WP: David Dirks. LP: Blake Petich. 2B: SM-Austin Redemski. Overall: SM 1-2. Next: Staples-Motley at Pequot Lakes (2), 4pm
Frazee 6 9 1
Staples-Motley 3 8 1
WP: Jake Galbracht. LP: Jordan Wick. HR: SM-Jordan Jenkins.