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AREA BASEBALL: Pierz quiets Thunder


Pierz 6, Long Prairie-GE 0

PIERZ — Dylan Kummet was 2-2 with two RBIs, two stolen bases, and one run scored for the Pierz Pioneers as they defeated the Long Prairie-GE Thunder 6-0 in a non-conference game Friday.


Logan Meyer went 2-3 with two doubles, one run and one RBI for the 6-13 Pioneers.

Long Prairie-GE 6 8 0

Pierz                 0 7 1

WP: Mitch Boser. LP:  Zach Miller. 2B: Logan Meyer (2). Overall: Prz 6-13. Next: Pierz at Little Falls 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Pequot splits with Park Rapids 

PEQUOT LAKES — Brian Yackley’s game-winning RBI gave him the win on the mound as the Pequot Lakes Patriots defeated Park Rapids 8-7 in Game One of a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Friday.

Park Rapids rallied for an 8-5 Game Two win.

In Game One, the Patriots entered the bottom of the seventh trailing 7-5 and were down to their final out before scoring three runs, the final two coming on Yackley’s single.

Travis Noska went 2-3 with a triple and two RBIs and Cole Humphrey was 2-4 with a double.

In game two, Yackley was 3-4 with three RBIs and Travis Noska hit 2-4.

Game One

Park Rapids   7 14 0

Pequot Lakes 8  8 3

WP: Brian Yackley. LP: Dustin Martine. 2B: PL-Cole Humphrey. 3B: PL-Travis Noska. 

Game Two

Park Rapids   8  9 0

Pequot Lakes 5 10 5

WP: Levi Erickson. LP: Humphrey. Conference: PL 5-7. Overall: PL 7-9. Next: Upsala at Pequot Lakes 5 p.m. Monday.

Royalton 5, Pillager 4

PILLAGER — Jordan Hunstad was 2-4 with a pair of doubles as the Pillager Huskies suffered a 5-4 loss to the Royalton Royals during non-conference action Friday.

Cole Hunstad and Justin Hummel also finished 2-4 and added one double apiece for the Huskies.

Royalton 5 7 1

Pillager   4 9 3

WP: Nick Block. LP: Matt Doss. 2B: J. Hunstad 2, Cole Hunstad, Justin Hummel. Overall: P 4-12. Next: Menahga at Pillager 4 p.m. Tuesday (2).

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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