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Wolverines drop doubleheader to New York Mills

Wadena-Deer Creek's Nevada Schulz slides into third base and tries to avoid the tag against New York Mills. Heather Bullock/Pioneer Journal1 / 2
Wadena-Deer Creek's Casey Volkmann watches on as Alex Kahl squeezes her glove on the infield fly for the out against New York Mills. Heather Bullock/Pioneer Journal2 / 2

The New York Mills softball team continued its dominant ways with a 4-1 and 11-1 doubleheader sweep of the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines on May 8 in Wadena.

The defending Class A Champions have now won 14 straight games, 21 dating back to last season and appear poised to make another run in 2018.

The Wolverines hung tough with the Eagles in the first game, holding them to just four runs on eight hits, but it was enough for Rhiana Roberts, who kept the Wolverines off the board until the seventh inning.

Wadena-Deer Creek's Laura Krause leaps up to make the catch on a throw to first.

The Eagles jumped ahead with three in the first and one in the second inning, but Mackenzie Carsten settled in and put up zeroes the rest of the way.

Courtny Warren led the way at the plate with two hits and a run scored. Lila Lohmiller drove in the lone run for the Wolverines. Casey Volkmann and Nevada Schulz added hits in the game for the Wolverines. Schulz recorded an extra base hit with a double.

Carsten took the loss when she allowed four runs on eight hits. She walked one batter.

The Eagles started strong in game two as well, plating three first inning runs. They built on the lead with a run in the second and five more in the fifth inning, before ending the game by the mercy rule with two runs in the sixth inning.

Volkmann took the loss in game two. She went four innings and allowed four runs on six hits. She walked two and struck out one.

Warren, Carsten, Alex Kahl and Lohmiller had hits in the game for the Wolverines. Warren scored the lone run, while Lohmiller delivered her in with her second run batted in for the day.

The Wolverines drop to 6-7 overall and 5-5 in the Park Region Conference.

Game 1

NYM 3 1 0  0 0 0 0--4 8 1

WDC 0 0 0  0 0 0 1--1 4 1

WP: Rhiana Roberts

LP: Mackenzie Carsten

Game 2

WDC 0 0 0  0 0 1--1 4 2

NYM 3 1 0  0 5 2--11 9 0

WP: Kenna Salo

LP: Casey Volkmann

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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