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Jake Marcus outdueled Stetson Burkman as Wolf Lake snapped a 21-game losing streak to Midway with a 3-2 victory in 12 innings at Matt Leritz Stadium Sunday afternoon. Marcus opened the top of the 12th inning by being hit by a pitch. Pinch-runner Kody Walsh advanced to third on Sam Meyer's sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch before scoring on Logan Wacker's fly ball to center field. Marcus pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the 12th inning for the complete-game victory as Midway suffered its first loss in Lake and Pine League amateur baseball play this summer.
Gabe Bagstad threw a two-hitter in leading the Park Rapids American Legion baseball team to a 13-3 win in six innings over Walker to open the Subdistrict 6 Division II playoffs Wednesday at Park Rapids. Wadena, which opened with a 14-4 win over Sebeka in six innings, defeated Park Rapids 12-2 in five innings in Wednesday night's second game in this double-elimination tournament. Post 212 managed only five hits, but took advantage of 15 walks to defeat Walker in the playoff opener.
Kenny Miller of Wadena and Stacy Koll of New York Mills won the male and female 10K titles in the St. Urho Run July 8 at Menahga. Miller finished the 10K course in 35:49 to top the 21-runner men's field while Koll clocked a 48:58 to lead the 18-runner women's field. Nicholas Jasmer of Park Rapids was second in the men's race in 42:13 while Dacua Kreklau of Wadena was the women's runner up in 50:14.
The Park Rapids 18U fastpitch softball team concluded the regular season by sweeping a Prairies Lakes Conference doubleheader at Frazee Tuesday night. Park Rapids used an 11-hit attack to spark an 8-6 win in the first game while Macky Warne's three-hitter led Park Rapids to the sweep with an 8-1 victory in the second game. In the opener, Kaisa Coborn singled and scored on Katelyn Weaver's grounder for a 1-0 lead in the second inning and Coborn was hit by a pitch and scored on Rilee Michaelson's grounder in the fourth for a 2-1 lead.
Marion Goeden hopes the members of the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team won't dwell on the final game of the season. Instead, the Panthers' head coach hopes the team will remember all the other moments from a historic season. The Panthers went 20-0 during the regular season to earn the No. 1 seed in the South for the Section 8AA tournament. Two losses to defending section champion Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton during the section tournament prevented the Panthers from accomplishing their main goal of qualifying for the state Class AA tournament.
The Park Rapids fastpitch softball team dominated Mid-State Conference play by going 8-0 while outscoring the opposition 99-24 this spring. The Panthers also dominated the all-conference team with seven selections. Seniors Brooke Jerger and Macky Warne, junior Tara Johanning, and sophomores Kylee Pachel and Mercedez Bellanger earned all-conference honors while sophomore Kendra Coborn and freshman Rilee Michaelson received all-conference honorable mention consideration.
Will Pickar and Brendan Kruchowski pitched complete games in leading the Park Rapids American Legion baseball team to a doubleheader sweep at Walker on July 5. Pickar threw a three-hitter as Post 212 won the opener 10-1. Kruchowski followed with another three-hitter as Park Rapids completed the sweep with a 6-2 win in five innings in the second game. Those victories extended Park Rapids' winning streak to seven games in a row as Post 212 improved to 9-3 on the season. Park Rapids backed Pickar's complete game with a 14-hit attack in the opener.
Corey Hill credits a push in being healthy to the popularity of the main fundraiser for the Park Rapids boys and girls cross-country teams and boys and girls track and field teams. Tuesday's 39th annual Firecracker 5K Footrace drew 589 runners and walkers to Heartland Park to kick off the July 4 holiday. That generated approximately $15,000 to be split three ways for the cross-country, boys track and girls track programs.
The Park Rapids American Legion baseball team swept a pair of games against Staples-Motley at Staples on June 30. Post 212 followed a 12-3 win in the first game with a 16-0 victory in the second game to improve to 7-3 on the season. A 13-hit attack sparked Park Rapids to the win in the opener. Singles by Jason Haas and Zach Hocking and a triple by Gabe Bagstad gave Park Rapids a 2-0 lead in the first inning before Brendan Kruchowski reached on an error and scored on an error in the second for a 3-0 advantage.
Midway had to score a run in the bottom of the ninth inning last Saturday afternoon to edge Huntersville 11-10 and remain undefeated in the Lake and Pine League amateur baseball standings. Midway held a 10-6 lead until Huntersville scored four times in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game before the Snurdbirds prevailed in the bottom of that inning.