Evan Lunde drove in a pair of runs with a fifth-inning double and four Perham errors led to two unearned runs, including the game winner, as Wadena-Deer Creek posted a 3-2 victory in 9 innings to win the Section 8AA baseball championship on Friday in Wadena.
Facing elimination Wadena-Deer Creek received a gem of a pitching performance from Josh Dykhoff as he struck out eight in a 5-0 complete game 2-hit shutout of the Perham Yellowjackets on Thursday afternoon. The win forces a rematch between the two teams to decide the Section 8AA championship in a game to be played at 5:00pm Friday in Wadena. The Wolverines had beaten Roseau 8-4 earlier in the day to earn the right to play in the championship round.
Perham scored one run in each of the first four innings in a 4-1 win over Wadena-Deer Creek on Thursday in the Section 8AA baseball playoffs. Winning pitcher Chas Melvin (7IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 7K, 5BB) launched a solo homer in the first inning to give the Yellowjackets the early lead. Melvin went 2-for-3 at the plate, scoring twice.