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     Katie White allowed only five runs on seven hits in leading Pequot Lakes to a Mid-State Conference doubleheader sweep over the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team Thursday at Pequot Lakes.

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     In the first game, the Panthers managed only three hits in a 5-2 loss while Pequot Lakes prevailed 4-3 in the second game despite having only two hits.

     Shania Johnson’s RBI double gave Park Rapids a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the opener before the Patriots claimed a 3-1 lead on Madison Galligan’s RBI single in the second and Kayla Miller’s two-run home run in the third.

     Singles by Bailee Jerger and Charity Ridlon produced a run in the fourth as the Panthers cut the gap to 3-2, but White’s RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the fourth and Miller’s sacrifice fly in the sixth capped the scoring.

     White struck out nine in seven innings while Jerger took the loss after allowing five runs on nine hits. Jerger also struck out nine.

     In the second game, a three-run second inning sparked Pequot Lakes to the sweep.

     Two errors and Miller’s RBI single with two outs gave the Patriots a 3-0 lead before Hannah Zimmerman’s RBI single made it 4-0 in the fifth.

     The Panthers strung together their four hits in the sixth when singles by Nikki Eischens, Johnson and Brooke Jerger set up a bases-clearing double by Morgan Dean.

     White gave up four hits and struck out five for the win while Jerger took the loss despite allowing only two hits.

     The losses dropped Park Rapids to 5-3 in the conference and 8-4 overall. Pequot Lakes improved to 4-0 in conference games.

(Game 1)

Park Rapids      100  100  0…2  3  0

Pequot Lakes    012  101  x…5   9   1

Player               AB     R    H      RBI

Br.  Jerger          2      1    0      0

Naeve                 3      0    0      0

S. Johnson           3      0    1      1

Ba. Jerger          3      1    1      0

Dean                  2      0    0      0

Ridlon                 3      0    1      1

H. Johnson          2      0    0      0

O’Hern                1      0    0      0

Eischens              3      0    0      0

Kinkel                 2      0    0      0

Totals                24     2    3      2

Ba. Jerger (6IP, 5ER, 9H, 3BB, 8K) and Naeve. W-White. L-Ba. Jerger. 2B: S. Johnson 1.

 (Game 2)

Park Rapids      000 003  0…3  4  3

Pequot Lakes    030  010  x…4   2   2

Player               AB     R    H      RBI

Naeve                 4      1    0      0

S. Johnson           3      1    1      0

Br. Jerger           3      1    1      0

Ba. Jerger          3      0    0      0

Dean                  3      0    1      3

Ridlon                 3      0    0      0

O’Hern                2      0    0      0

Johanning           3      0    0      0

Kinkel                 1      0    0      0

Eischens              2      0    1      0

Totals                27     3    4      3

Ba. Jerger (6IP, 4R, 1ER, 2H, 5BB, 4K) and Naeve. W-White. L-Ba. Jerger. 2B: Dean 1. 

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