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Photo by Brian Basham/Detroit Lakes Tribune Steph Perkins pitched for Wadena-Deer Creek in Thursday's losses to Section 8AA finalists Otter Tail Central and Fergus Falls.

Panthers jump on Pirates

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Sari Noga tossed a three-hitter Thursday as Parkers Prairie whipped Verndale 10-1 in East Sub-Section 5A action at Brandon.

The loss to Parkers was the first playoff loss for the defending section champion Pirates.

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The Pirates helped the Panthers out by committing six errors.

Bart threw a three-hitter as the Pirates trounced Bertha-Hewitt 12-0 in the first playoff game last Thursday.

Coming up with two RBIs apiece for the Pirates were Crystal Haskin, Elizabeth Johnson and Heather Hejhal.

Lizzy Yungbauer went 1-for-2 with an RBI as the Pirates edged Pillager 5-4 in Tuesday's opening round.

The Pirates trailed 4-0 going into the bottom of the fifth when they scored three times. Tim Seaton's players added the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Bertha-Hewitt 000 0 0 - 0 3 3

Verndale 061 5 x - 12 9 0

WP-Bart; LP-Moenkedick

Parkers Prairie 020 611 0 - 10 11 0

Verndale 000 001 0 - 1 3 6

WP-Noga; LP-Bart

Pillager 011 020 0 - 4 8 2

Verndale 000 032 x - 5 4 2

WP-Bart; LP-Hunstad

Otter Tail Central 3, WDC 1

Fergus Falls 12, WDC 0 (5 inn.)

Aly Erickson and Carley Nelson fired gems last Thursday as the No. 1-ranked Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines were ousted from Sub-Section 8AA softball action.

Erickson pitched a two-hitter as Fergus Falls topped WDC 12-0 in five innings.

Erickson surrendered hits to Kendra Grothmann and Steph Perkins in the victory.

Nelson and the fifth-seeded Bulldogs pulled out a 3-1 win over the Wolverines in Thursday's first playoff game.

Perkins scored WDC's lone run against the Bulldogs, who qualified for the state tournament last year. The WDC senior went 2-for-3 in the loss. Nelson and Toni Hagen combined for four hits, two runs and one RBI.

The Wolverines ended the season with a 17-3 record.

WDC 1 5 1

OTC 3 6 0

WP-Nelson; LP-Perkins

WDC 0 2 3

FF 12 14 0

WP-Erickson; LP-Perkins

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