Frazee defeats Pequot Lakes by a score of 2-1 in non-conference action

By Chad Koenen

Publisher

With six games in five days, the Fraze Hornets were right in the thick of their Heart O’ Lakes and non-conference schedule last week. The Hornets opened the week with a pair of wins over Perham, before falling to perennial Class A power New York Mills on Thursday night.

On Friday the Hornets dropped a doubleheader to Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in conference action, before ending the week with a 2-1 win over Pequot Lakes. In all, the Hornets went 3-3 last week as they get ready for the final week of regular season action.

This week the Hornets will host Breckenridge in a doubleheader on Tuesday, before traveling to Barnesville on Thursday for another doubleheader. Frazee will wrap up their regular season on Friday when they host Park Rapids Area. 

Tuesday

Frazee swept a doubleheader with Perham on Tuesday night by scores of 6-3 and 15-5. 

The Hornets wasted little time getting on the scoreboard on Tuesday as Kiley Karger hit an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning and Claire Pausch brought Karger around to score on a two out single to make the game 2-0.

One inning later, Malena Mahoney brought Frazee’s third run across the plate with a fielder’s choice, before Annika Reierson hit an RBI single to make the game 4-0 in favor of the Hornets. 

Frazee added a run in the fourth inning on a Mahoney RBI single and a final run in the bottom of the sixth inning on a Reierson RBI single to make the game 6-3. 

Mahoney picked up the win on the mound as she gave up 3 unearned runs and struck out 6 hitters. Reierson led the way offensively as she went a perfect 4-4 with 2 RBIs from the plate. 

The hot start by the offense continued in the second game as the Hornets scored 4 runs in the top of the first inning on their way to a 15-5 win. 

Reierson put the Hornets on the scoreboard when she scored on a passed ball, before Pausch hit an RBI single, Hailee Olson hit an RBI triple and Ashley Malikowski hit an RBI double to put the Hornets up 4-0.

They would later add 2 runs in the fourth and fifth innings, as well as 5 runs in the fifth inning. Frazee scored a pair of runs in the seventh inning to complete the two game sweep.

Frazee pumped out 18 hits in the win, including 4 hits and 4 RBIs from Mahoney. Karger, Malikowski and Kate Vigen reached finished with 3 hits. 

Riyan Eckert picked up the win on the mound as she pitched 5 innings and gave up 3 earned runs. She also struck out 5 hitters in the win.

Game one AB R H     BI

Malena Mahoney 4 0 1 2

Annika Reierson 4 1 4 2

Kiley Karger 4 1 1 1

Faith Hamm 3 0 1 0

Claire Pausch 3 0 1 1

Hailee Olson 3 0 0 0

Ashley Malikowski 3 0 0 0

Kate Vigen 2 3 2 0

Anna Drewes 3 1 1 0

HITTING- 2B- Karger

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Malena Mahoney 7-3-3-0-6-9

Game two AB R H     BI

Malena Mahoney 6 1 4 4

Annika Reierson 4 1 2 0

Kiley Karger 5 2 3 1

Faith Hamm 5 1 0 0

Claire Pausch 5 3 1 1

Hailee Olson 4 2 2 1

Ashley Malikowski 5 2 3 2

Kate Vigen 5 2 3 1

Anna Drewes 5 1 0 0

HITTING- 2B- Mahoney, Malikowski 1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Riyan Eckert 5-6-5-3-3-5, Malena Mahoney 2-0-0-0-1-4

Thursday

A 3-run top of the fourth inning gave Frazee an early 4-0 lead over NY Mills on Thursday night. 

Unfortunately, NY Mills scored 2 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, 7 runs in the fifth inning and 6 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come away with a 15-4 win. 

Frazee got on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning when Malena Mahoney scored on a wild pitch. In the top of the fourth inning the Hornets took advantage of three Eagle errors to jump out to a 4-0 lead. 

That’s when the Eagles were able to take over as they ended up scoring 15 runs in the final three innings to come away with the win. 

Mahoney and Kiley Karger led the way offensively with 2 hits for the Hornets. 

Mahoney took the loss on the mound as she pitched 4 1/3 innings and gave up 5 runs and 2 earned runs, while striking out 3 hitters. 

The Hornets gave up just 4 earned runs in the 15-4 loss.

AB R H     BI

Malena Mahoney 3 1 2 0

Annika Reierson 3 0 0 0

Kiley Karger 3 0 2 0

Faith Hamm 3 0 0 0

Claire Pausch 3 1 1 0

Hailee Olson 2 0 0 0

Ashley Malikowski 3 0 1 0

Kate Vigen 1 1 0 0

Anna Drewes 3 1 1 1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Malena Mahoney 4 1/3-3-5-2-9-3, Riyan Eckert 1 2/3-5-10-2-2-2

Friday

Frazee lost a pair of games to DGF in a doubleheader on Friday night.

The Rebels won the first game by a score of 6-0 after scoring 1 run in the top of the first inning and 5 runs in the top of the second inning. From there, the Hornet defense was able to hold the Rebels off the scoreboard as just one more runner would reach scoring position. 

The Hornets got just 3 hits in the loss, but had a runner on third base in the fourth inning and second base in the bottom of the sixth inning. 

In the second game of the day, DGF took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but the Hornets were able to tie the game by a score of 2-2 in the top of the fifth inning thanks to a pair of DGF errors. 

The Rebels were able to take the lead back in the bottom half of the inning after scoring single runs in the fifth and sixth inning to come away with a 4-2 win. 

Ashley Malikowski led the way offensively with 2 hits, while Malena Mahoney took the tough loss on the mound after giving up 4 runs and 9 hits. 

Game one AB R H     BI

Malena Mahoney 3 0 0 0

Annika Reierson 3 0 1 0

Kiley Karger 3 0 1 0

Faith Hamm 3 0 0 0

Claire Pausch 3 0 0 0

Hailee Olson 3 0 1 0

Ashley Malikowski 3 0 0 0

Kate Vigen 1 0 0 0

Anna Drewes 2 0 0 0

HITTING- 2B- Karger

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Malena Mahoney 7-11-6-3-2-6

Game two AB R H     BI

Malena Mahoney 3 0 1 0

Annika Reierson 3 0 1 0

Kiley Karger 3 0 0 0

Faith Hamm 2 0 0 0

Claire Pausch 3 0 0 0

Hailee Olson 3 0 0 0

Ashley Malikowski 3 1 2 0

Kate Vigen 3 1 0 0

Anna Drewes 3 0 0 0

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Malena Mahoney 6-9-4-4-1-2

Saturday

Faith Hamm hit a 2-run double in the bottom of the first inning to put the Hornets up 2-0 against Pequot Lakes on Saturday. It would be all of the run support Malena Mahoney would need as she scattered 4 hits and 1 run over 7 innings of action. The lone Pequot Lakes run came in the top of the third inning. 

The Hornets also had an opportunity to get a run across the plate in the fourth inning when they had the bases loaded and kept the pressure on in the sixth inning when they had a runner in scoring position.

The win ended the Hornets week with a record of 3-3. 

AB R H     BI

Malena Mahoney 3 1 0 0

Annika Reierson 3 0 1 0

Kiley Karger 2 1 0 0

Faith Hamm 3 0 1 2

Claire Pausch 3 0 0 0

Hailee Olson 2 0 0 0

Ashley Malikowski 3 0 1 0

Kate Vigen 3 0 1 0

Anna Drewes 2 0 1 0

HITTING- 2B- Hamm, Malikowski

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Malena Mahoney 7-4-1-1-3-2