The first time Wadena-Deer Creek squared off with Parkers Prairie, they were able to hold off a late rally for a 5-4 victory. The second time, Parkers Prairie came through with a late rally, earning a 5-4 victory on May 2 in Parkers Prairie.
Megan Blake doubled with one out in the seventh. The Wolverines walked Kieda Wagner, who homered in the first, but it was a ground ball by Abby Burquest which found its way through the infield, scoring the game-winning run for Parkers Prairie.
The Wolverines started the scoring in the first inning with a pair of runs. Madison Carsten singled and moved up on a walk to Courtny Warren. Kyla Ness moved the runners up with a sacrifice bunt, before Nevada Schulz drove in a run with a single. The Wolverines used a delayed steal which allowed Warren to swipe home.
Parkers Prairie got a run back in the first, but Wadena-DC scored again in the second on an RBI single by Carsten. However, Parkers Prairie tied the game in the third with a pair of runs. Wadena-DC took the lead in the fifth when Mercedes Schulz drove in Laura Krause, who doubled to start the frame. The Wolverines stranded 10 runners left on base in the contest as they couldn’t break the game open against Macy Jakubiec.
Jakubiec earned the win when she allowed just four runs on eight hits. She walked two and struck out three.
Mackenzie Carsten took the loss for Wadena-DC. She allowed five runs on nine hits. She struck out four and walked one.
Madison Carsten, Krause and Nevada Schulz finished with two hits each in the loss. Krause’s pair of hits were both doubles. Madison Carsten, Mercedes Schulz and Nevada Schulz drove in runs for Wadena-DC.