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     Bailee Jerger allowed only six hits and two earned runs as the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team swept a doubleheader at Sebeka Thursday.

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     Jerger gave up three hits and one walk while striking out 13 as the Panthers won the opener 11-1 in six innings. Jerger followed with another three-hitter with one walk and seven strikeouts as Park Rapids completed the sweep with a 13-2 win in five innings in the second game.

     In the first game, the Panthers scored three runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings en route to the win.

     A double by Lauren Naeve, a single by Brooke Jerger and a triple by Charity Ridlon sparked the first inning while Brooke Jerger had an RBI double in the second inning to give the Panthers a 4-1 lead.

     Bailee  Jerger’s two-run single led to three runs in the fourth before a two-out single by Naeve, a two-run triple by Brooke Jerger and an RBI double by Ridlon made it 10-1 in the fifth.

     A bunt single by Nikki Eischens and three walks produced the game-ending run in the sixth.

     Naeve went 2 for 3 with two runs, Brooke Jerger went 3 for 5 with three runs and three RBI, Ridlon went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI, and Bailee Jerger went 2 for 3 with two RBI to lead the Panthers’ 10-hit attack.

     In the second game, the Panthers were held to eight hits, but eight walks and six hit batters sparked another win via the 10-run rule.

     Park Rapids scored eight runs in the first inning on only three hits. Three walks, four hit batters, Bailee Jerger’s RBI single, Hope Johnson’s sacrifice fly, Jessie O’Hern’s two-run double and Naeve’s RBI single gave the Panthers an 8-0 lead.

     Singles by Shania Johnson and Eischens led to another  run in the third before a single by Shania Johnson, Bailee Jerger’s two-run double and an RBI single by Sarena Kinkel led to the final four runs in the fourth.

     Shania Johnson went 2 for 3 with three runs and Bailee Jerger went 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBI to lead the Panthers’ offense.

     The Panthers closed out the regular season with a 14-6 record while Sebeka fell to 2-12.

(Game 1)

Park Rapids      310 331…11  10  0

Sebeka             100 000…1   3   2

Player               AB     R    H      RBI

Naeve                 3      2    2      0

Br. Jerger           5      3    3      3

Ridlon                 3      2    2      2

S. Johnson           3      1    0      0

Ba. Jerger          3      0    2      2

Dean                  3      0    0      0

Johanning            1      1    0      0

H. Johnson          3      0    0      0

Smith                 0      0    0      0

Eischens              3      1    1      0

Kinkel                 3      1    0      1

Totals                30    11    10    8

Ba. Jerger (6IP, 1R, 0ER, 3H, 1BB, 13K). W-Ba. Jerger. L-Rathcke. 2B: Naeve 1, Ridlon 1, Br. Jerger 1. 3B: Eischens 1, Ridlon 1, Br. Jerger 1. SB: H. Johnson 1, Eischens 1, Br. Jerger 1.

(Game 2)

Sebeka             000 02…2  3  2

Park Rapids      801 4x…13   8   0

Player               AB     R    H      RBI

Ridlon                 2      1    0      0

Johanning           0      1    0      0

Naeve                 3      1    1      1

Br. Jerger           2      2    0      0

S.  Johnson          3      3    2      1

Ba. Jerger          3      2    2      3

H. Johnson           1      0    0      1

Dean                   1      1    0      0

Smith                 1      0    0      0

Eischens              1      1    1      2

Kinkel                 1      0    1      1

O’Hern                3      1    1      2

Totals                21    13   8      11

Ba. Jerger (5IP, 2ER, 3H, 1BB, 7K). W-Ba. Jerger. L-Huotari. 2B: Ba. Jerger 1, O’Hern 1.

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