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It was another successful season for the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team. The Panthers won their own tournament title in decisive fashion, posted a winning record for the ninth season in a row, tied for second in school history with a .352 team batting average and scored 204 runs for the fifth highest mark in school history. However, the Panthers fell short of their two main goals of contending for the Mid-State Conference and Section 8AA titles.
Solid pitching performances by Jake Lund and Bobby Lusti led Midway to a pair of amateur baseball victories last weekend. Lund gave up one run on two hits with 11 strikeouts over six innings as Midway edged Pelican Rapids 4-3 last Saturday at Matt Leritz Stadium. Lusti followed with a seven-hit complete game with nine strikeouts as the Snurdbirds routed Verndale 15-2 in seven innings last Sunday at Midway. Midway jumped out to a 4-1 lead before holding on for the win against Pelican Rapids a
Pitching was the difference as the Park Rapids Esox amateur baseball team split a pair of Lake and Pine League games last weekend. Derek Pihlaja threw an eight-hitter and struck out 15 in leading Wolf Lake to a 12-4 victory over the Esox last Friday night at Park Rapids. The Esox rebounded from that loss as Cory Odland’s five-hit, nine-strikeout performance sparked a 5-1 win at Red Eye last Saturday afternoon. Park Rapids jumped out to a 4-0 lead against Wolf Lake when Drew Bade reached and
Both the Park Rapids American Legion and VFW baseball teams are off to solid starts this summer. The Legion is off to a 3-1 start after sweeping a doubleheader against Wadena on June 8 and splitting games with Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale on June 22. The VFW started the season with a 3-2 record by going 1-2 at the Cold Spring tournament and sweeping a doubleheader against Perham. Derek Porozinski threw a four-hit complete game as the Legion defeated Wadena 2-1 in the first game of the season.
Solid pitching, strong defense and an explosive offense sparked the Park Rapids 18U fastpitch softball team to a perfect 10-0 start this season. Park Rapids opened the season by defeating...
Uncharacteristic errors in the playoffs put a damper on an otherwise successful season for the Nevis baseball team. With 11 seniors leading the way, the Tigers won the Northland Conference title outright for the first time in school history and went 16-5 during the regular season to earn the No. 3 seed in the north for the Section 6A playoffs. After opening the playoffs with an 8-3 win over No. 6 Frazee, the Tigers had their season come to an end with a 12-7 loss to No. 2 New York Mills and a 10-9 loss to No.
Mark Waller thought the Park Rapids baseball team had the potential to produce a winning season in his first year as head coach. Committing too many errors in the field and giving up too many walks prevented the Panthers from accomplishing that goal. However, despite making 69 errors and putting another 103 runners on base via walks and hit batters, the Panthers were competitive in every game in finishing with an 11-11 overall record. For the season, the Panthers hit .348 as a team while averaging 7.5 runs a game.
Ryan Wippler of Rice and Emily Nicol of Lake Elmo won the men’s and women’s titles at last Saturday’s 8th annual Lakes to Pines Triathlon. Wippler completed the 500-yard swim,...
A 19-hit attack sparked Midway to a 13-7 win over Sebeka in a Lake and Pine League amateur baseball game Sunday. Drew Rasmussen went 3 for 7 with three RBI, Robert Weaver went 3 for 6 with three RBI and Bobby Lusti went 3 for 5 with two runs to lead the Snurdbirds’ offense. Zach Etter went 2 for 4 with three RBI, Stetson Burkman went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI, Frank Moren went 2 for 5 with two runs and Steve Wetterling went 2 for 4 with three runs.
The Park Rapids Esox amateur baseball team picked up two decisive wins over the last three games. Cory Odland went 3 for 4 with two runs and three RBI while Cory Gartner and Derek Parks combined on a three-hitter in leading the Esox to a 12-2 win over Verndale on May 31. Jed Ryan and Odland had RBI doubles as the Esox took a 3-0 lead in the second inning before a double by Zach Eystad, an RBI single by Parks, a single by Dave Mortenson and a two-run double by Odland made it 7-0 in the third.