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Osakis pitchers cruise through two wins

The Osakis baseball team showed through the first couple games last week that there is plenty of talent left over from the runner-up finish in the state tournament.

The Silverstreaks dominated their first two games, culminating that with 14 strikeouts from three different pitchers in a 10-6, six-inning win over Parkers Prairie on Friday night.

Senior Lane Berberich allowed just one hit through three innings against the Panthers and struck out seven. Drew Fearing struck out two in one inning of work, and Michael Herringshaw went two innings and fanned five.

“Pitching has been dominant to this point,” head coach Shad Schmidt said. “Our defense has been solid and hitting has been consistent. Friday, we played a little better than we did on Thursday, so I was happy to see that. We still need to get better and get some of the lower lineup guys hitting the ball. All in all, it’s been a good start though.”

Sophomore Jarrett Weispfennig had a two-RBI double in the fifth inning to help Osakis run away with things. Herringshaw had a big game with two hits and three RBIs. Fearing, Cody DeWenter and Brandon Giesler each added an RBI, while Berberich finished with a hit and a walk to go along with three stolen bases and three runs scored for an offense that saw contributions in one way or another from up and down the lineup.


The Silverstreaks struck for two in the first inning behind a two-RBI double from Drew Fearing and never looked back last Thursday. They then added five in the second to blow the game open early.

Fearing had a big night offensively with three RBIs. The senior shortstop had three hits, including a double. Hunter Scherr went 4-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and three stolen bases. Jordan Frederick had one hit, two runs and three stolen bases. Berberich scored twice after a hit and a walk, while driving in one and stealing two bases.

The Silverstreaks also gave five pitchers some work on the mound.

“All but one of our pitchers got at least one inning of work,” Schmidt said. “This was a good game for us to move guys around and get back into the baseball mode again.

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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