AREA BASEBALL: Pequot Lakes sweeps C-I
CROSBY — Pequot Lakes swept its Mid-State Conference doubleheader from Crosby-Ironton with two wild games. The Patriots won the first game 11-10, and took the second 10-3.
In Game One, Pequot Lakes was aided by 14 walks and two hit batters. Nick Greiner took the win, pitching 5.1 innings, striking out three. Jared Bundy finished 3-4 in Game One for the Rangers.
Cole Humphrey had the big hit in Game Two for Pequot Lakes, a grand slam and a 2-4 day at the plate. Bryan Yackley also went 3-4, homered and earned the victory for the Patriots. Yackley pitched all seven innings, giving up just four hits while striking out seven.
Zach Olander finished 2-3 and Mikey Minarich was 1-2 for the Rangers.
Pequot Lakes 11 5 2
Crosby-Ironton 10 9 2
WP: Nick Greiner. LP: Reed Ohlander.
Pequot Lakes 10 12 1
Crosby-Ironton 3 4 1
WP: Bryan Yackley. LP: Bundy. 2B: C Michael Hoge. HR: P Cole Humphrey, Yackley. Conference: PL 4-4, C-I 1-5. Overall: PL 6-4, C-I 1-8. Next: Pequot Lakes at Detroit Lakes 4 p.m. (2) Friday; Wadena-Deer Creek at Crosby-Ironton 4 p.m. (2) Friday.
Aitkin 11, Onamia 1
AITKIN — The Aitkin Gobblers, powered by Kylan Hill and Peter Zasmeta, pounded out 11 hits and coasted to an 11-1 victory over Onamia in Great River Conference action Tuesday.
Hill hit a grand slam, and Zasmeta homered for Aitkin. Nathan Ehnstrom, Jordan Chouanard and Dean Lynn each had two hits.
Lynn pitched five innings, striking out four.
Onamia 1 2 1
Aitkin 11 11 1
WP: Dean Lynn. LP: Levbold. 2B: . 3B: . HR: A Peter Zasmeta, Kylan Hill. Conference: A 7-4. Overall: A 10-4. Next: Hinckley-Finlayson at Aitkin 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pine River-Backus 1,
PINE RIVER — Todd Woelfel pitched a complete-game shutout, and Nathan Holm went 2-3 with the game-winning hit to lead Pine River-Backus past Nevis 1-0 in Northland Conference action Tuesday.
Holm’s single in the third inning drove in Ryan Wynn with the game’s only run. Wynn also went 2-3 with a double.
Nevis 0 6 3
Pine River-Backus 1 4 1
WP: Todd Woelfel. LP: Dylan Stenburg. 2B: P Ryan Wynn. Conference: PRB 6-4. Overall: PRB 7-7. Next: Red Lake at Pine River-Backus 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pierz 7, Belgrade-B-E 1
PIERZ — Dylan Kummet doubled, swiped two bases, scored a pair of runs and drove in one as the Pierz Pioneers earned their first Central Minnesota Conference win, defeating the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars 7-1 Monday.
Brad Trapp added a double, run and RBI, while Logan Meyer and Brandon Kurowski each added doubles.
Belgrade-B-E 1 1 3
Pierz 7 8 1
WP: Mitch Boser. LP: Brent Koehler. 2B: Prz-Dylan Kummet, Logan Meyer, Brad Trapp, Brandon Kurowski. Conference: Prz 1-6. Overall: Prz 2-9. Next: Pierz vs. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted at Howard Lake 4 p.m. (2) Thursday.
Pillager 6, Menahga 1
MENAHGA — Matt Doss, Cole Hunstad, and Riesland Wikman each finished with two hits to lead Pillager past Menahga 6-1 in Park Region Conference action Tuesday.
Doss doubled and had an RBI while also getting the victory. Cole Hunstad and Wikman were both 2-4 with RBIs.
Pillager 6 9 2
Menahga 1 8 5
WP: Matt Doss. LP: Lusti. 2B: P Doss. Conference: P 2-7. Overall: P 3-9. Next: Sebeka at Pillager 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Wadena-DC, S-M split
WADENA — Cory Tumberg was 6-for-8, with two doubles, and two runs scored in two games for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines as they split a Mid-State Conference doubleheader 12-2 and 8-6 with the Staples-Motley Cardinals.
Derrick Rude was 2-4, with a home run and RBI while Jake Krause went 2-3 with a double, and two runs scored in Game One for the Wolverines.
Kenny Sakry was the big hitter for the Cardinals in Game One, going 3-4.
Game Two saw Alex Jansson going 3-4 with a double, home run and four runs scored for Staples-Motley.
Jake Rude went 2-3 with a home run, and two RBIs in Game Two. Derrick Rude followed his Game One performance by going 2-4 with a double and three RBIs.
Staples-Motley 2 5 2
Wadena-Deer Creek 12 17 0
WP: Ryan Redfield . LP: Alex Jansson. 2B: W-Cory Tumberg (2), W-Jake Krause, HR: W-Derrick Rude.
Staples-Motley 8 12 1
Wadena-Deer Creek 6 9 2
WP: Jeremy Hoemberg. LP: David Najar. 2B: S-Alex Jansson, S-Jalen Busker , W-Ryan Redfield, W-Jake Rude, W-Derrick Rude. HR: S-Alex Jansson, W-Jake Rude. Conference: SM 2-8, WDC 4-6. Overall: SM 2-9, WDC 5-8. Next: Staples-Motley vs. Northland at Remer 4:30 p.m. Thursday; Wadena-Deer Creek at Crosby-Ironton 4 p.m. Friday (2).
Storm sweep Flyers
SAUK RAPIDS — Joey Hanowski was 1-2, with a double, and two RBIs in Game Two for the Little Falls Flyers as they lost 6-2 and 3-2 to the Sauk Rapids Storm in Mid-State Conference play Tuesday.
In Game One, Joe Tuholsky doubled and went 2-3 for the Flyers.
Little Falls 2 4 2
Sauk Rapids 6 8 1
WP: Grant Chapa. LP: Luke Thoma. 2B: Joe Tuholsky.
Little Falls 2 2 1
Sauk Rapids 3 7 0
WP: Brett DeGagne . LP: Mitch Dorn . 2B: Joey Hanowski. Conference: LF 4-5. Overall: LF 8-6 Next: Little Falls at Sartell 7 p.m. Thursday.
New York Mills 4,
NEW YORK MILLS — Jared Hoemberg had the only extra-base hit, a run-scoring double as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale dropped a Park Region Conference game to New York Mills, 4-1 on Tuesday.
B-H/Verndale 1 3 1
New York Mills 4 5 1
WP: Adam Melgrove. LP: Jared Hoemberg. 2B: B Hoemberg. Conference: BHV 4-3. Overall: BHV 6-6. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale vs. Ottertail Central at Battle Lake 4 p.m. Thursday (2).