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WDC erupts for 19 in Klawitter's 100th win

Photo by Brian Hansel WDC head softball coach logged his 100th coaching victory Monday at Pelican Rapids.

The Pequot Lakes Patriots improved their season record to 6-1 by sweeping Wadena-Deer Creek 9-6 and 3-1 Tuesday in Wadena.

The Patriots won the opener behind Kayla Wangen's pitching. Megan Horgen came up with a triple while Wangen, Rachel Langer and Brooke Serfling all doubled.

Amanda Perkins, Avery Jackson and Melissa Moenkedick all doubled for WDC.

Perkins was hung with the pitching loss.

Katie White out-dueled Caitlin Volkmann in Game 2.

The Patriots improved to 4-0 in the Mid-State Conference while the Wolverines dropped to 2-4.

WDC 19,

Pelican Rapids 2 (5 inn.)

The Wolverines pushed 17 runs across in the fourth and fifth innings Monday to break a 2-2 tie and give head coach Craig Klawitter his 100th career coaching victory.

Klawitter took over as head coach of the Wolverines nine years ago. He has coached softball for 33 years.

Morgan Lugert doubled, scored four times and drove in three runs for the Wolverines. Amanda Perkins came up with two hits, two runs and one RBI. Michaela Lehmkuhl tripled, went 2-for-3, scored twice and drove in one run.

WDC 101 89 - 19 13 0

PR 011 00 - 2 3 3

WP- Amanda Perkins LP- Madison Korf

WDC 11-1

Park Rapids 7-15

Michaela Lehmkuhl homered and drove in four runs Friday as the Wolverines topped Park Rapids in Game 1 to earn a Mid-State Conference split.

Amanda Perkins limited the Panthers to just two runs through the first four innings of Game 1. Perkins weathered a four-rally rally in the fifth to chalk up the pitching win.

Perkins and Melissa Moenkedick both had three hits and the two WDC players combined to scored three runs. Katelyn Peters went 2-for-4 and scored twice.

Park Rapids' Olivia Vaadeland drove in three runs for the Panthers while Anna Grimes, Alyssa Carlson and Katie Just all came up with two hits.

A grand slam by Ashley Domino sparked the Panthers in a five-inning victory in the nightcap.

Vaadeland gave up just four hits for Park Rapids. Cailtin Volkmann was hung with the loss.

Avery Jackson's RBI double was the only bit hit for the Wolverines.

Game 1

WDC 420 320 0 - 11 13 1

PR 002 040 1 - 7 9 4

WP- Amanda Perkins; LP- Ashley Domino

HR- Lehmkuhl (WDC)

Game 2

WDC 000 100 0 - 1 4 3

PR 400 (11)00 0 - 15 12 2

Caitlin Volkmann, Amanda Perkins and Katelyn Peters; Olivia Vaadeland and Lauren Naeve

WP- Vaadeland; LP- Volkmann

HR- Domino (PR)

WDC 9-0

Detroit Lakes 3-12

Perkins went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs as the Wolverines grabbed the first end of a Mid-State twinbill with the Lakers.

Perkins also went the distance as WDC's pitcher, walking three and fanning five. The Lakers were never able generate more than one run an inning.

Katelyn Peters had a strong game in the lead-off spot scoring four times on three hits. Morgan Lugert drove in a pair of runs and Kaitlin Dittsworth went 2-for-3 with two runs.

The Wolverines drew 11 walks off Detroit Lakes' Haley Baer.

Sadie Larson was the only Detroit Lakes player with two hits.

Chaz Butz fired a two-hitter as the Lakers squashed the Wolverines in Game 2. Brianna Seebold went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs. Larson drove in four runs with three hits.

Perkins and Caitlin Volkmann singled for WDC. Volkmann was guilty of eight walks in the loss while the Wolverines were guilty of six errors.

Game 1

DL 100 001 1 - 3 4 1

WDC 130 140 x - 9 11 5

Haley Baer and Brianna Seebold; Amanda Perkins and Katelyn Peters, Michaela Lehmkuhl

WP- Perkins; LP- Baer

Game 2

DL 332 000 4 - 12 11 1

WDC 000 000 0 - 0 2 6

Chaz Butz and Seebold; Caitlin Volkmann and Peters

WP- Butz; LP- Volkmann