Frazee to wrap up regular season this week

Photos by Chad Koenen
Rylea Sandberg connects with a pitch during last week’s game against Breckenridge.

By Chad Koenen


With just one week remaining in the regular season, the Frazee Hornets dropped four games in the Heart O’ Lakes Conference last week. The Hornets dropped a doubleheader to Breckenridge on Tuesday night and dropped a pair to Hawley on Thursday. 

McKenna Wacker catches a fly ball in center field last week.

This week the Hornets will hit the road as they traveled to Pelican Rapids for a doubleheader on Monday, Menahga on Tuesday and Barnesville on Thursday. The Hornets are currently 3-10 on the season. 


Frazee came out on the short end of a pair of games to Breckenridge on Tuesday night. 

In the opening game of the night the Hornets fell to Breckenridge by a score of 5-3. 

Ashley Malikowski put the Hornets on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth inning when she led off the inning with a solo home run. The Hornets added a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning thanks to a Hailee Olson RBI single. 

Sophia Strand attempts to throw out a runner from her knees against Breckenridge last week.

Riyan Eckert took the loss in the circle for the Hornets as she gave up all five runs but struck out six hitters. 

In the second game of the night, the Hornets fell by a score of 10-2. 

Breckenridge scored two runs in both the first and sixth inning and three runs in both the third and fourth inning. 

The lone Frazee runs came on an Ellie Trieglaff RBI single in the fifth and an Evie Seim RBI single in the sixth inning.

Trieglaff took the loss on the mound, while Seim, Eckert, Olson, Hope Hamm and Rylea Sandberg led the way offensively with a pair of hits. 

Brea Paurus swings at a pitch during last week’s game against Breckenridge.


The Frazee Hornets ran into a buzzsaw in the circle on Thursday night as they dropped a pair of Heart O’ Lakes Conference games to Hawley. In the opening game of the night, the Hornets were unable to get a hit as they fell to the Nuggets by a score of 5-0. The Hornets were able to earn a walk in the third inning and were hit in the top of the seventh inning.

In the nightcap, the Hornets were able to get five hits in the game and strung together enough hits in the bottom of the fourth inning to cut the Nugget lead to just 2-1 when Rylea Sandberg hit an RBI single with two outs. Unfortunately, Hawley scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning and struck out the final six Frazee hitters of the game to come away with a 5-1 win.