AREA BASEBALL Greiner, Pats knock off PR-B
PINE RIVER — Cole Humphrey hit a three-run homer and Nick Greiner hit a solo shot for the Pequot Lakes Patriots in a 5-1 victory over Pine River-Backus in non-conference action Monday.
Greiner went the distance on the mound for the Patriots as he gave up just the one run on four hits, while striking out two. Jacob Box also went 2-4.
The Tigers Nathan Holm pitched a complete game striking out eight. Derek Sonenstahl finished 2-3.
Pequot Lakes 5 7 2
Pine River-Backus 1 4 3
WP: NIck Greiner. LP: Nathan Holm. HR: PL Greiner, Cole Humphrey. Overall: PL 2-2, PRB 3-7. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Pequot Lakes 4 p.m. Tuesday (2); Pine River-Backus at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley at Walker 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Eden Valley-Watkins 14, Pierz 3
PIERZ — Ben Boser finished 2-4 and Cody Weiss drove in a run as the Pierz Pioneers were handed a 14-3 defeat by the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles during Monday’s Central Minnesota Conference game.
EV-Watkins 14 13 0
Pierz 3 6 4
WP: Alex Geislinger. LP: Cody Weiss. Conference: Prz 0-4. Overall: Prz 1-7. Next: Kimball at Pierz 4 p.m. Thursday (2).