Five more games, home tournament set for this week

By Chad Koenen

Publisher

Frazee squeezed just about as many games as a team can get in last week without playing in a tournament. 

The Hornets went 4-1 with wins over Menahga on Monday, Norman County East on Tuesday and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Friday and split a doubleheader with Hawley on Thursday.

This week the Hornets will host Perham in a doubleheader on Tuesday, before traveling to New York Mills on Thursday. On Friday the Hornets will host Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in a doubleheader, before hosting a home tournament on Saturday.

Monday

Malena Mahoney struck out 12 hitters and gave up just 3 earned runs in a wild 15-9 win over the Menahga Braves on Monday.

The Hornets looked poised to end the game early as they jumped out to a 10-0 lead after scoring 3 runs in the first inning, 5 runs in the second and 2 more runs in the fourth inning. However, the Braves erased that lead to just 10-9 after a pair of wild innings. Menahga scored 2 runs in the fourth inning and 7 runs in the fifth inning to erase the double-digit Hornet lead. 

Frazee was able to strike back though as they scored 3 more runs in the sixth inning and 2 more in the top of the seventh inning to come away with the win. 

  As a team the Hornets finished with 17 hits and were led by Claire Pausch, Anna Drewes and Hailee Olson with 3 hits apiece, while Annika Reierson, Kiley Karger and Faith Hamm each had 2 hits in the win. 

Olson also led the team with 4 RBIs.

Game one AB R H     BI

Malena Mahoney 4 1 0 0

Annika Reierson 4 3 2 0

Kiley Karger 5 2 2 2

Faith Hamm 4 4 2 2

Claire Pausch 5 2 3 2

Hailee Olson 5 0 3 4

Riyann Eckert 5 1 1 0

Kate Vigen 3 1 1 0

Anna Drewes 4 1 3 2

HITTING- 2B- Karger, Pausch, Olson, Drewes

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Malena Mahoney 7-10-9-3-1-12

Tuesday

Frazee trailed early, but a pair of 3-run innings in the fourth and fifth inning proved to be the difference in an 8-4 win over Norman County East on Tuesday afternoon.

The Titans took a 2-0 lead after scoring 2 runs in the top of the first inning. The Hornets stopped the bleeding by stranding runners in the corners. 

Frazee was able to get a runner across for the first time when Faith Hamm scored on an error in the second inning to cut the Titans lead to 2-1. 

In the fourth inning, Ashley Malikowski put the Hornets in front for good as she hit a 3-run home run to make the score 4-2 in favor of Frazee. One inning later, Claire Pausch earned a bases loaded walk and Hailee Olson hit a fielder’s choice to give the Hornets a 7-2 lead. 

NCE added a pair of runs in the sixth inning and once again ended the inning with runners in scoring position thanks to a couple of timely outs for the Hornets. 

Frazee scored for the final time in the top of the seventh inning when Pausch hit an RBI single to bring Hamm across the plate to score. 

Riyann Eckert picked up the win on the mound as she went 7 inning and have up just 7 hits and 2 earned runs. 

Hamm led the way offensively with 3 hits and 3 runs scored, while Malena Mahoney and Annika Reierson each finished with 2 hits. 

AB R H     BI

Malena Mahoney 4 1 2 0

Annika Reierson 3 1 2 0

Kiley Karger 4 1 1 0

Faith Hamm 4 3 3 0

Claire Pausch 3 0 1 2

Hailee Olson 4 0 0 1

Ashley Malikowski 3 1 1 3

Kate Vigen 3 0 0 0

Anna Drewes 4 1 1 0

HITTING- HR- Malikowski 

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Riyann Eckert 7-7-4-2-1-2

Thursday

In the opening game of the day, Hawley edged Frazee by a score of 7-2 after scoring 1 run in both the first and second innings, 2 in the third inning and 3 more runs in the fourth inning. 

Frazee took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Annika Reierson scored on a Kiley Karger RBI single. The Hornets added their second run in the top of the sixth inning when Faith Hamm hit a two out double to bring Malena Mahoney across the plate to score. 

Hamm led the way offensively as she had a pair of hits. 

Mahoney took the loss on the mound as she pitched all 6 innings and gave up 6 earned runs, while striking out 7 hitters. She also walked 6 batters in the game. 

In the second game of the night, the Hornets trailed 7-5 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, but scored 3 runs to split a double header with the Nuggets by a score of 8-7. 

Anna Drewes reached by an error to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning. She would later score on a wild pitch to make the score 7-6. Hamm tied the game at 7-7 when she hit a big two out single to bring Reierson across the plate to score. One hitter later, Claire Pausch hit another RBI single to bring Hamm across the plate and give the Hornets an 8-7 lead.

Mahoney sent the Nuggets down in order in the top of the seventh inning to secure the 8-7 win.

In addition to their 3-run sixth inning, the Hornets scored 2 runs in the first inning and 3 runs in the second inning. 

Mahoney, Hamm and Kate Vigen each had 2 hits to lead the way offensively. 

Game one AB R H     BI

Malena Mahoney 3 1 0 0

Annika Reierson 3 1 1 0

Kiley Karger 3 0 1 1

Faith Hamm 3 0 2 1

Claire Pausch 3 0 0 0

Hailee Olson 3 0 0 0

Ashley Malikowski 3 0 0 0

Kate Vigen 3 0 1 0

Anna Drewes 3 0 0 0

HITTING- 2B- (2) Hamm

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Malena Mahoney 6-5-7-6-6-7

Game two AB R H     BI

Malena Mahoney 4 2 2 0

Annika Reierson 3 2 1 0

Kiley Karger 2 0 0 0

Faith Hamm 3 1 2 2

Claire Pausch 4 0 1 1

Hailee Olson 4 0 0 0

Ashley Malikowski 3 1 1 1

Kate Vigen 3 0 2 0

Anna Drewes 3 2 0 0

HITTING- 2B- Hamm, HR- Malikowski

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Malena Mahoney 7-6-7-6-4-7

Friday

Kiley Karger finished with 5 RBIs as Frazee secured a commanding 13-1 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Friday. The Hornets scored 1 run in the first inning, before erupting for 6 runs in both the second and third innings alone. 

Karger put the Hornets on the board when she brought Malena Mahoney across the plate on a fielder’s choice. She followed that up with a pair of 2-run singles in both the second and third inning to help lead the charge offensively. 

As a team, the Hornets finished with 14 hits and were led by Karger, Faith Hamm, Hailee Olson, Kate Vigen and Anna Drewes who each finished with 2 hits. 

The lone run for the Wolves came in the third inning. 

Riyann Eckert picked up the win on the mound as she gave up just 1 hit and 1 earned run over 5 innings of work.

AB R H     BI

Malena Mahoney 3 3 1 0

Annika Reierson 3 1 1 1

Kiley Karger 3 2 2 5

Faith Hamm 3 0 2 2

Claire Pausch 3 1 1 1

Hailee Olson 2 2 2 0

Alexis Heaton 1 0 0 0

Ashley Malikowski 2 0 0 0

Rylea Sandberg 1 0 1 0

Kate Vigen 3 2 2 0

Anna Drewes 2 2 2 1

HITTING- 2B- Mahoney, HR- Pausch

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Riyann Eckert 5-1-1-1-1-7