AREA SOFTBALL: Tesch, Aitkin shut down Rangers 11-1
AITKIN — The Aitkin Gobblers scored 11 runs on 18 hits on their way to an 11-1 victory over Crosby-Ironton in a non-conference game Thursday.
Aitkin’s Jozee Fossom and Sarah Johnson each had four hits. Steph Monse and Gel Montano finished with two hits.
Courtney Tesch pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts.
C-I’s Samantha Anderson provided two doubles.
Crosby-Ironton 1 5 2
Aitkin 11 18 3
WP: Courtney Tesch. LP: Kryston Wiseley. 2B: A-Jozee Fossom, Jana Kangus, Mikaela Michaletz, Sarah Johnson, CI-Samantha Anderson (2). 3B: A-Gel Montano. Overall: C-I 1-14, A 4-9. Next: Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton in Subsection 1, Section 7-2A tournament Tuesday.
Pillager sweeps Sebeka
SEBEKA — The Pillager Huskies brought the lumber with them to Sebeka and Ally Hunstad held the Trojans to just one run over two games as the Huskies swept a Park Region Conference doubleheader on Thursday 16-0 and 8-1.
Pillager’s Kaylie Hanson went 3-4 with two RBIs. Cierra Anderson and Hannah Horn each had two hits. Anderson knocked in three runs and Horn had four RBIs in Game One. Hunstad pitched all five innings giving up just one hit, while striking out three.
Anderson finished 2-3 with three RBIs in Game Two. Horn also had three hits and added two RBIs.
Pillager 16 15 0
Sebeka 0 1 5
WP: Ally Hunstad. LP: Brett Brockpahler. 2B: P Nicole Mast, Danielle Johnson, Cierra Anderson, Hannah Horn.
Pillager 8 12 1
Sebeka 1 14 1
WP: Ally Hunstad. LP: Kendra Steinke. 2B: P Danielle Johnson, Cierra Anderson, Alexa Fletcher, Kelly Mast. Conference: P 9-5. Overall: P 11-7. Next: Pine River-Backus at Pillager 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Pine River-Backus 16,
PINE RIVER — Morgan Demars finished 3-5 with a triple, two RBIs and four runs for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in a 16-15 non-conference win over the Frazee Hornets on Thursday.
Tatum Sheley, who collected a double and drove in four runs, collected an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to bring home Demars for the win.
Katie Wangberg finished 4-5 with a double and triple for the Tigers and Megan Felthous was 3-3 with four runs.
Frazee 15 12 5
Pine River-Backus 16 20 4
WP: Katie Wangberg. LP: Brittney Blauert. 2B: PRB-Tatum Sheley, PRB-Katie Wangberg, PRB-Autumn Ackerman. 3B: PRB-Wangberg, PRB-Morgan Demars. HR: . Overall: PRB 13-3. Next: Pine River-Backus at Pillager 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Verndale 10, Nevis 0
NEVIS — Kirsten Korfe and Jordy Schluttner each tagged doubles as the Verndale Pirates blanked the Nevis Tigers 10-0 in Thursday’s non-conference game.
Teresa Moenkedick was 2-2 with three runs for the Pirates while Jenny Swenson hurled a one-hitter for the win.
Verndale 10 8 1
Nevis 0 1 6
WP: Jenny Swenson. LP: Kate Dierkhising. 2B: V-Kirsten Korfe, V-Jordy Schluttner. 3B: . HR: . Overall: V 3-17. Next: Pillager in East Subsection 5-1A tournament Tuesday.
Pequot Lakes loses two
PARK RAPIDS — Rachel Langer clobbered a grand slam, but the Pequot Lakes Patriots committed 16 errors and wound up losing both games of Thursday’s Mid-State Conference doubleheader 9-7 and 8-5 to Park Rapids.
The Patriots scored all of their runs in the second inning including Langer’s slam to take a 7-0 lead in Game One. Nine errors enabled Park Rapids to rally for the win.
Kayla Wangen, Megan Hogen and Kim Narveson were all 2-4 for Pequot.
Langen and Brooke Serfling each doubled for the Patriots in Game Two, while Serfling and Wangen finished 2-4.
Pequot Lakes 7 8 9
Park Rapids 9 11 0
WP: Olivia Vaadeland. LP: Katie White. HR: Rachel Langer.
Pequot Lakes 5 9 7
Park Rapids 8 10 3
WP: Bailee Jerger. LP: Katie White. 2B: Langer, Brooke Serfling. Conference: PL 8-4. Overall: PL 12-8. Next: Pequot Lakes in Subsection 8-2A tournament Tuesday.
Fergus Falls 7, Little Falls 1
FERGUS FALLS — Brichelle Brummer finished 2-3 and Holly Kampa scored the Little Falls Flyers’ only run during a 7-1 Central Lakes Conference loss to the Fergus Falls Otters Thursday.
Little Falls 1 6 6
Fergus Falls 7 6 1
WP: Aimee Magnuson. LP: Chloe Nelson. Conference: LF 3-11. Overall: LF 5-13. Next: Little Falls, Pierz in Section 6-2A tournament Friday.