Bring the heat

Fergus Falls reliever Michael Weidrich pitches against Parkers Prairie during Wednesday’s home doubleheader.

The Fergus Falls 19U baseball team continued its back and forth early season as the host split a doubleheader against Parkers Prairie Wednesday.

In Game 1, Parkers Prairie limited Fergus Falls to one hit as the visitor claimed a 2-0 victory.

“We played an extremely sloppy first game,” 19U head coach Trevor Larson said. “We were not sharp in any facet of the game. We faced a good pitcher and he threw well but we did not play our best game with multiple errors and one hit.”

Nic Pearson recorded the lone hit for Fergus Falls in a 1-for-3 effort.

Arik Heacox took the loss pitching 3 2/3 innings, giving up one earned and striking out eight.

The bats came alive in Game 2 for the 19U team as Fergus Falls downed Parkers Prairie 10-3.

We had a much more disciplined approach in Game 2. We made the plays that should be made and had a nice play turned in at third by Heacox who made a diving stop to his left,” Larson said.

Brock Kotschevar recorded the win pitching 5 1/3 innings, striking out nine, giving up five hits and three earned runs. Shane Wahlund finished out the game pitching 1 2/3 innings with three strikeouts.

Pearson led the offensive assault going 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while Heacox went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

The 19U team will be back in action Tuesday as they travel to take on Detroit Lakes in a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m.

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