AREA SOFTBALL: All three area teams lose
AITKIN — Steph Monse finished 2-3, and Jozee Fossom and Erin Host each had one hit for the Aitkin Gobblers in a 15-2 loss to Greenway in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
Greenway’s Kayla McInemy gave up just four hits to get the win.
Greenway 15 7 1
Aitkin 2 4 0
WP: Kayla McInemy. LP: Jenae Herron. Overall: A 0-1. Next: Aitkin hosts East Central (2) 4:30 p.m. April 13.
Mora 11, Pierz 5
MORA — Miranda Woitalla went 3 for 3, including a double and a run scored, as the Pierz Pioneers lost 11-5 to the Mora Mustang in Tuesday’s non-conference season-opening game.
Pierz 5 6 5
Mora 10 10 10
WP: Paige Thielen. LP: Elizabeth Tomala. 2B: Prz-Miranda Woitalla. Overall: Prz 0-1. Next: Pierz hosts Little Falls 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
PILLAGER — Shayla Hunstad struck out eight Menahga Braves and walked six as the Pillager Huskies dropped a 5-4 game in their Park Region Conference season opener Tuesday.
Hunstad walked three batters in the third inning and all scored on a two-out double.
Carly Bell doubled and went 2-3, while Hannah Horn finished 2-4 with a double. Caroline Rasinski notched an RBI while going 2-4.
Menahga 5 7 2
Pillager 4 9 2
WP: Haley Hotakainen. LP: Shayla Hunstad. 2B: Pgr-Horn, Bell. Conference: Pill 0-1. Overall: Pill 0-1. Next: Pillager at Sebeka 4:30 p.m. Thursday..