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Late rallies lift Wadena-DC past Sebeka

The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines continued their strong play with a 15-4 drubbing of Sebeka on May 4 in Sebeka.

The Wolverines built on a one-run lead with a two-run sixth inning and an eight-run seventh, putting away the host Trojans.

Lleyten Pettit earned the win on the bump. He allowed four runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked two batters. Noah Ross shut the door in relief for the save. He struck out two batters in two innings of relief.

The top of the Wolverine order set the table with Preston Warren collecting four hits and Noah Ross adding three. Warren scored three times and drove in a pair of runs. Ross had two runs batted in and a run scored.

Jake Dykhoff scored two times and drove in three runs from the three-spot in the order. Isaac Witthuhn added three hits, three runs batted in and a pair of runs scored. Colby Schertler added two hits, while Max Phillips finished with two hits.

Max Phillips drove in the first run with a single in the second, while Dykhoff drove in a pair with a double in the third. Wyatt Hamann added an RBI single as did Witthuhn in the frame.

After Sebeka rebounded with four rusn of its own in the fifth, the Wolverines put the game away in the final two frames. Ross singled home a run and Dykhoff reached on a fielder’s choice, allowing another run to score.

Warren plated two with a double, Ross added an RBI single in the seventh. Witthuhn, who started the rally with a walk, drove in a pair of runs with a single and Chase Nordland brought in a run as well in the big inning.

The Wolverines improve their season mark to 7-1 overall and 6-0 in the Park Region Conference.

WDC 0 1 4  0 0 2 8--15 20 1

SEB 0 0 0  0 4 0 0--4 5 2

WP: Lleyten Pettit

LP: Spencer Lake

S: Noah Ross

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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