Seim strikes out 14 hitters in 2-1 win

By Chad Koenen

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Scott Seim and Brandon Nguyen combined to a throw a no-hitter in a 2-1 upset win over Pelican Rapids on Friday. The no-hitter, in which the two pitchers struck out 14 hitters in the win, was in the opening round of the sub-state tournament in Breckenridge.

Post 15 went on to drop their next two games in dramatic fashion to end their season with a record of 8-14. 

Monday

Post 15 dropped its regular season finale last Monday night by a score of 6-0. 

Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal jumped out to a quick 3-0 in the first inning and added 3 more runs in the top of the fifth inning to seal the win. 

Frazee was only able to get 3 hits of their own in the game and struck out 13 times in just five innings. 

Scott Seim took the loss on the mound as he pitched 1 inning and gave up 4 hits and 2 earned runs.

AB R H     BI

Brandon Nguyen 3 0 0 0

Caden Frank 3 0 1 0

Zach Longfors 1 0 0 0

Scott Seim 2 0 0 0

Kale Ovsak 2 0 1 0

Derek Zitzow 2 0 0 0

Gage Post 2 0 1 0

Drew Mekalson 2 0 0 0

Nathan Longfors 2 0 0 0

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Scott Seim 1-4-3-2-0-2, Gage Post 3-4-3-3-2-5, Drew Mekalson 1-0-0-0-0-0

Friday

Scott Seim and Brandon Nguyen threw a combined no-hitter as seventh seeded Post 15 upset second seeded Pelican Rapids on Friday. The game came in the first round of the Northwest South Sub-State tournament.

After striking out the side in the bottom of the first inning, Frazee committed an error to the opening hitter of the bottom of the second inning. The runner was eventually stranded on first base when the next three hitters were retired in order. 

Seim retired 14 hitters in a row in the game from the bottom of the second inning through  two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning. After giving up a walk with two outs, the Pelican Rapids runner was able to steal second and third base and scored on an error by the third baseman to cross the plate to make the game 2-1 in favor of Frazee.

Fortunately, Pelican Rapids went down in order in the bottom of the seventh inning to seal the game for Frazee 2-1. 

Frazee’s 2 runs came in the top of the fourth inning when they loaded up the bases with no outs. Derek Zitzow then connected on a sacrifice fly and Logan Breckke followed with a fielder’s choice to make the game 2-0 in favor of Frazee. 

Post 15 had just 3 hits of their own in this pitchers dual as they also struck out 13 times as a team. 

AB R H     BI

Brandon Nguyen 2 0 1 0

Zach Longfors 3 0 0 0

Caden Frank 3 1 1 0

Scott Seim 2 1 0 0

Kale Ovsak 2 0 0 0

Derek Zitzow 2 0 1 1

Logan Breckke 3 0 0 1

Gage Post 3 0 0 0

Drew Mekalson 3 0 0 0

HITTING- 2B- Brandon Nguyen

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Scott Seim 6 2/3-0-1-0-1-14, Brandon Nguyen 1/3-0-0-0-0-0

Saturday

After a Caden Frank two out single in the top of the seventh inning kept Frazee’s hopes of a second straight upset win the postseason alive, Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal was able to win in walk off fashion on Saturday afternoon in Breckenridge with a two out hit of their own. The RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal a 3-2 win and sent Frazee into the elimination bracket. 

Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on a fielder’s choice, but Frazee came back in a big way in the top of the fourth inning when Logan Breckke connected with an RBI single to tie the game at 1-1. 

Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal made the game 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly to center field, before Frank was able to hit a two out bases loaded single in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game at 2-2. 

Unfortunately, Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal was able to score a run on an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come away with a 3-2 win. 

On Sunday Frazee had its season come to an end at the hands of Ada-Borup in the elimination bracket as they defeated Post 15 by a score of 3-2. Stats for that game were not available at the time of press. 

AB R H     BI

Brandon Nguyen 3 0 2 0

Zach Longfors 4 0 0 0

Caden Frank 4 0 1 1

Scott Seim 3 1 0 0

Kale Ovsak 2 0 0 0

Derek Zitzow 3 0 0 0

Logan Breckke 3 1 2 1

Asher Blaine 2 0 1 0

Gage Post 3 0 0 0

HITTING- 2B- Brandon Nguyen, Logan Breckke

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Brandon Nguyen 6 2/3-7-3-3-4-6