Hornets win a pair in home tournament

By Chad Koenen


Frazee and Perham played until the sun went down on Thursday night. In their opening series of the season, the Frazee Hornets defeated Perham by a score of 10-6, before calling the nightcap due to darkness in the top of the sixth inning with the game tied at 17-17. 

On Saturday the Hornets hosted their annual tournament and swept a pair of games against Mahnomen/Waubun by a score of 4-1 and Pine River-Backus by a score of 9-8. 

This week the Hornets hosted Park Rapids Area on Monday night, before traveling to Pelican Rapids for a doubleheader on Thursday night. 


Frazee and Perham played until the lights went out on Thursday night in the Hornets regular season opener against the Yellowjackets. After Frazee won the opening game of a doubleheader on Thursday night, play between the two Heart O’ Lakes Conference rivals was suspended with the score tied 17-17 in the fifth inning due to darkness. The second game will be finished at a later date.

In their regular season opener, Frazee took an early 2-0 lead when Riyan Eckert and Ellie Trieglaff hit back-to-back RBI singles to bring McKenna Wacker and Hailee Olson across the plate. Perham posted single runs in both the third and fourth innings to tie the game at 2-2 heading into the top of the fifth inning. 

Brea Paurus gave the Hornets the lead right back when she hit a two out single to bring Eckert and Trieglaff around to score to make the game 4-2. Frazee added two more runs in the sixth inning on an Olson RBI double and an Ashley Malikowski sacrifice fly to make the sore 6-2 in favor of Frazee.

The Hornets added four more runs in the top of the seventh inning to make the score 10-2, before Perham answered with four more runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning to end the game by a score of 10-6. 

Frazee picked up a whopping 17 hits as a team including three each from Evie Seim and Wacker, while Olson, Trieglaff, Strand and Paurus each picked up two hits. 

The second game of the night was suspended due to darkness with the score tied at 17-17 in the top of the sixth inning. The game will be made up at a later date. 

AB R H     BI

E. Seim 5 1 3 0

M. Wacker 5 2 3 0

H. Olson 3 2 2 1

A. Malikowski 4 0 1 2

R. Eckert 4 1 1 1

E. Trieglaff 3 2 2 1

R. Sandberg 4 0 1 0

B. Paurus 4 1 1 2

S. Strand 4 1 2 1

HITTING- 2B- H. Olson

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- R. Eckert 3 1/3-2-2-1, E. Trieglaff 3 2/3-4-4-3


The Frazee Hornets picked up a pair of wins in the annual Frazee softball tournament on Saturday. 

In the opening game of the day, the Hornets took advantage of a big three run bottom of the third inning when Evie Seim hit a two out RBI single and Hailee Olson followed with a two-run single to make the game 3-1 in favor of the Hornets. 

Frazee added another run in the bottom of the fourth inning when Riyan Eckert scored on an RBI single by Trieglaff to come away with a 4-1 win over Mahnomen/Waubun. 

Eckert picked up the win on the rubber as she went five innings and gave up just one run and five hits, while striking out six batters. Trieglaff pitched the final two innings and gave up just two hits and struck out four hitters. 

In the second game of the day, the Hornets were able to defeat Pine River-Backus in walk-off fashion by a score of 9-8.

In a wild game offensively, Frazee jumped out to an early 3-0 lead when Rylea Sandberg hit a two-run single with two outs to make the score 3-0. Frazee added another run in the second inning, a pair of runs on an Ashley Malikowski two-run home run in the third inning and a pair of runs on fielder’s choices in the fourth inning. 

With the score tied at 8-8 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Trieglaff led off the inning with a single, before Sandberg followed with a single of her own to leave a pair of runners on and no outs. Layla Post wasted little time in making it three straight singles for the Hornets to end the game in walk-off fashion with an RBI single to bring Trieglaff around to score to end the game 9-8.

Frazee vs. Mahnomen/Waubun

AB R H     BI

E. Seim 4 1 1 1

M. Wacker 3 1 1 0

H. Olson 3 0 1 2

A. Malikowski 3 0 0 0

R. Eckert 3 1 0 1

E. Trieglaff 3 0 1 1

R. Sandberg 2 0 1 0

B. Paurus 3 1 1 0

S. Strand 3 0 1 0

HITTING- 2B- R. Eckert

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- R. Eckert 5-5-1-1-6, E. Trieglaff 2-2-0-0-4

Frazee vs. Pine River-Backus

AB R H     BI

E. Seim 2 1 2 0

M. Wacker 3 2 1 0

H. Olson 3 1 1 1

A. Malikowski 4 2 1 3

R. Eckert 2 1 0 0

E. Trieglaff 2 1 2 0

R. Sandberg 3 0 2 2

L. Post 4 1 1 1

S. Strand 3 0 0 0

H. Hamm 0 0 0 0

HITTING- 2B- H. Olson

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- L. Post 2-1-0-1, R. H. Hamm 1/3-4-4-0, R. Eckert 4 2/2-3-3-0