Area Baseball: W-DC wins in extras to go to state

Wadena-Deer Creek plays Perham in Game Two of the Section 8-2A final Friday, June 11

Wadena-Deer Creek's catcher Josh Dykhoff tags out at home Perham's Ben Shumansky, who would have been the winning run for Perham, in the bottom of the eighth inning. WDC went on to win 3-2 in nine innings in the section 8-2A final Friday, June 11, 2021, in Deer Creek. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

DEER CREEK — Wadena-Deer Creek is going to state.

Zach Shaw scored the winning run for the Wolverines in the top of the ninth inning on an Evan Lunde bunt to give WDC 3-2 lead against Perham in the Section 8-2A finals Friday, June 11, in Deer Creek.

Tony Krelau pitched a clean bottom of the ninth for the Wolverines to get the 3-2 win.

WDC Baseball vs Perham Gallery

With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the eighth, Perham’s Gage Germoius hit a fly ball to left that was caught by W-DC’s Isaac Hemann. Perham’s Ben Shumansky tried to tag to score the winning run for the Yellowjackets, but was thrown out on a relay play to force a ninth inning.


Lunde also ripped an RBI double which was a part of the Wolverines’ two-run fifth inning. Kreklau also picked up an RBI in the fifth.

Payton Rondestvedt pitched eight innings for WDC and struck out seven. Josh Dykhoff tallied two hits for the Wolverines in the win.

Perham 2 9 3
Wadena-Deer Creek 3 5 2
WP: Tony Krelau. LP: Chas Melvin. 2B: WDC-Evan Lunde Per-Chas Melvin. Overall: WDC 25-3. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek in Class 2A State Tournament at St. Cloud TBA Tuesday, June 15.

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