AREA BASEBALL: Burgoyne's home run helps PR-B to victory
NEVIS — Russ Burgoyne slugged a three-run home run as Pine River-Backus edged Nevis 11-6 Monday in a Northland Conference showdown.
Starter Anthony Phillipson struck out four in six innings and got the win.
Nathan Holm added three singles for the Tigers while Beau Howard notched an RBI double.
Nevis 6 5 5
PR-Backus 11 12 3
WP: Anthony Phillipson. LP: Brett Byer. 2B: PRB-Beau Howard, Russ Burgoyne. HR: PRB-Russ Burgoyne. Conference: 8-2. Overall: 8-3. Next: at Frazee, Tuesday 430pm
Moose Lake-WR 4
MOOSE LAKE — Ben Peterson’s home run, three runs scored and three RBIs gave the Aitkin Gobblers the edge as they scored a 13-4 victory over Moose Lake-Willow River in a non-conference game Monday.
Teammate Jaron Brezinski was 3-4 and added an RBI as Aitkin improved to 13-2.
Aitkin 13 16 0
Moose Lake-WR 4 5 3
WP:Bryan Haugley. LP:Fossum. HR:Ben Peterson. Overall: A 13-2. Next: Ogilvie at Aitkin 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.