Amateur Baseball: Park Rapids pounds out 15 hits in win over Verndale

Nick Jasmer's 4 RBI and Derek Lindow's 6-hitter spark Esox to 7-3 win.

Nick Jasmer drove in four runs, including blasting a three-run home run, in Park Rapids' 7-3 amateur baseball win over Verndale on Sunday, June 26, 2022.
Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise
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VERNDALE – Nick Jasmer’s three-run home run and Derek Lindow’s six-hitter sparked Park Rapids to a 7-3 amateur baseball victory over Verndale on June 26.

The Esox jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning on a single by Sawyer Torkelson, a double by Dillon McGee and Jasmer’s homer.

McGee singled, stole second and scored on Jasmer’s RBI single in the fourth for a 4-0 lead before the Bison cut the gap to 4-3. Singles by Kole Weishalla, Michael Sullivan and Dan Johnson produced two runs in the bottom of the fourth while Weishalla’s RBI double led to a run in the fifth.

Park Rapids sealed the win by scoring twice in the seventh and once in the ninth. In the seventh, Cain Mitchell reached on an error and Dawson McGee singled to set up a sacrifice fly by Kevin Murphy and an RBI double by Zach Hocking to make it 6-3. Singles by Hocking, Dillon McGee and Lindow produced the final run in the ninth.

Dillon McGee (3-5, two runs), Hocking (3-5), Dawson McGee (2-4), Jasmer (2-5, four RBI) and Riley Massie (2-4) led the Esox’s 15-hit offensive attack. Lindow went the distance, allowing three earned runs with two walks and six strikeouts. Lindow retired 13 of the final 14 batters he faced as Park Rapids improved to 6-4.


The Esox will travel to Wolf Lake on Saturday (July 9) and will host Sebeka on Sunday (July 10) in a pair of Lake & Pine League games. Both games start at 1:30 p.m. Park Rapids tops the league standings with a 5-1 record.

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