Baseball: Menahga's Isaiah Usher throws perfect game against Ottertail Central

The Braves pound out 17 hits in the 18-0 Park Region Conference victory.

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HENNING – Isaiah Usher threw a perfect game in leading the Menahga baseball team to an 18-0 five-inning Park Region Conference victory over Ottertail Central on Tuesday, May 17.

Usher struck out six and was supported by a 17-hit offensive attack with Aaron Pietila (3 for 4, two runs, two RBI), Ethan Hendrickson (2 for 4, one run, two RBI), Ivan Anderson (2 for 4, three runs, three RBI), Quincy Jantz (3 for 4, two runs, three RBI), Usher (2 for 4, one run, two RBI), Brayden Aho (3 for 3, one run, two RBI), Nolan Haataja (1 for 5, three runs, one RBI), Henry Salmen (1 for 3, two runs) and Ted Jackola (two runs) leading the way.

A double by Pietila, arn RBI single by Haataja, an RBI double by Anderson, RBI singles by Jantz and Usher, and a single by Aho highlighted a five-run first inning. Doubles by Salmen and Jantz and an RBI single by Usher made it 9-0 in the second. RBI singles by Hendrickson and Jantz along with two-run doubles by Anderson, Aho and Pietila produced eight runs in the third. Hendrickson’s RBI double concluded the scoring in the fifth.

The win lifted the Braves’ record to 7-4 in the conference and 8-5 overall. OTC fell to 4-8 in conference games and 5-8 overall.

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NEW YORK MILLS – New York Mills shut out the Braves for the second time this season with a 2-0 conference victory on Monday, May 16.


Singles by Haataja in the first, Salmen in the second, Pietila in the third, Jantz and Anderson in the fourth, and Aho and Salmen in the sixth accounted for Menahga’s hits. NYM blanked the Braves 5-0 earlier this season.

Aho pitched well in taking the loss, giving up seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts over six innings.


1982 Dawson-Boyd High School graduate
1987 Moorhead State University graduate
Sports reporter for Park Rapids Enterprise since 1987
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