AREA BASEBALL: Dally blanks C-I 2-0
CROSBY — Dan Dally fanned 10 batters, issued one walk, and allowed just one hit in a 2-0 shutout performance and an Aitkin Gobblers’ win over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in Thursday’s non-conference game.
Nathan Enhnstrom finished 2-2 with a double for the Gobblers.
Aitkin 2 5 0
Crosby-Ironton 0 1 2
WP: Dan Dally. LP: Kyler Decent. 2B: A-Nathan Enhnstrom. Overall: A 13-5, C-I 1-9. Next: Aitkin at Duluth Marshall 1:30 p.m.; Crosby-Ironton at Staples-Motley 4 p.m. Monday (2).
Fergus Falls 5,
Little Falls 3
LITTLE FALLS — Matt Valentine blasted a three-run home run in the first inning, but Little Falls could do little after that in a 5-3 loss to Fergus Falls in Thursday’s Central Lakes Conference game.
The Flyers managed just two hits the rest of the way, a double by Josh Wenzel and a single by Mitch Dorn.
Fergus Falls 5 7 0
Little Falls 3 3 1
WP: Cody Lehman. LP: Lucas Thoma. 2B: Josh Wenzel. HR: Matt Valentine. Conference: LF 6-6. Overall: LF 10-7. Next: Little Falls at Brainerd 5:00 p.m. Friday.
Sebeka 12, Pequot Lakes 9
PEQUOT LAKES — Jacob Box went 2-3 with a solo home run, but the Pequot Lakes Patriots let a late one-run lead slip away in Thursday’s 12-9 non-conference loss to the Sebeka Trojans.
Bryan Yackley and Michael VanKleeck added doubles for the Patriots while Cole Humphrey and Gavin Bickford each collected two hits.
The Trojan’s Reid Radetzke smashed a fourth-inning grand slam.
Sebeka 12 10 1
Pequot Lakes 9 12 2
WP: Jason Steinke. LP: Michael VanKleeck. 2B: PL-Bryan Yackley, PL-Michael VanKleeck. HR: PL-Jacob Box. Overall: PL 6-8. Next: Park Rapids at Pequot Lakes 4 p.m. Friday (2).
Pierz sweeps Rockford
PIERZ — The Pierz Pioneers swept a pair of games from Rockford in a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader Thursday.
The Pioneers cruised to an 11-1 victory in Game One with Ben Boser collecting four hits and two RBIs. Dylan Kummet, Logan Meyer, Clint Poster and Brad Trapp had two hits apiece.
Clint Poster singled to score the go ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning in Game Two. Meyer had two doubles and four RBIs for the Pioneers.
Rockford 1 2 1
Pierz 11 14 1
WP: Logan Meyer. LP: John Klonne. 2B: P-Ben Boser, Brad Trapp.
Rockford 4 8 3
Pierz 6 6 2
WP: Cody Weiss. LP: Brent Lamere. 2B: P Logan Meyer (2). Conference: Prz 4-10. Overall: Prz 5-13. Next: Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Pierz 5 p.m. Friday.
Pillager 6, Browerville 5
BROWERVILLE — Cole Hunstad was 2-2 and drove in three runs as the Pillager Huskies held off a Browerville Tigers rally for a 6-5 non-conference win Thursday.
Conner Uselman picked up the win for the Huskies who jumped out to a 5-0 lead.
Pillager 6 7 2
Browerville 5 8 1
WP: Conner Uselman. LP: Kyle Petermeier. Overall: P 4-11. Next: Royalton at Pillager 5 p.m. Friday.
STAPLES — The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders received doubles from Jared Hoemberg and Dustin Motschenbacher in a 9-7 win over the Staples-Motley Cardinals in a non-conference game Thursday.
Hoemberg and Motschenbacher each finished with two hits as did Austin Selvey, Cody Yungbauer and Dallas Ehrmantraut.
The Cards were led by Alex Paskewitz, who was 2-4 with a run scored and RBI. Austin Redemske tripled, had two RBIs and three runs scored and Tyler O’Brien was 1-1 with a double.
B-H/Verndale 9 11 1
Staples-Motley 7 9 2
WP: Cody Yungbauer. LP: Henrique Matsuda. 2B: BHV-Jared Hoemberg, Dustin Motschenbacher, SM-Tyler O’Brien. 3B: SB-Austin Redemske. Overall: BHV 8-9, SM 5-11. Next: Crosby-Ironton at Staples-Motley 4 p.m. Monday (2); Wadena-Deer Creek vs. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Bertha 4:30 p.m. Friday (2).