AREA SOFTBALL: Hanson's bat, arm lift PR-Backus
PINE RIVER — Lexi Hanson threw a two-hitter and went 3-3 with a triple and two doubles to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a five-inning 10-0 win over Laporte in an Upper Mississippi Conference game Monday.
Laporte 0 2 2
PR-Backus 10 7 0
WP: Lexi Hanson. LP: Kelli Corson . 2B: PRB Hanson (2). 3B: PRB-Hanson. HR: . Conference: PRB 6-2. Overall: PRB 9-5. Next: Pequot Lakes at PR-Backus 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
WADENA — MacKenzie Holst doubled once in the first game and twice in the second as Staples Motley split with Wadena-Deer Creek Monday in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader.
Avery Jackson, Melissa Moenkedick, and Michaela Lehmkuhl each had a double for WDC in an 11-10 second-game win. The win came in the bottom of the seventh, when Staples had a one-run lead but committed three errors to allow Wadena-Deer Creek to get the win.
Staples-Motley 6 8 3
Wadena-DC 4 5 4
WP: Megan Vetsch. LP: Caitlin Volkmann. 2B: SM-MacKenzie Holst, Kyann Nyhus, WDC-Avery Jackson.
Staples-Motley 10 13 4
Wadena-DC 11 7 2
WP: Caitlin Volkmann. LP: MacKenzie Holst. 2B: SM-Kelsey Zetah, Holst (2), Kayla Schmieg, WDC-Avery Jackson, Melissa Moenkedick, Michaela Lehmkuhl. Conference: SM 6-6, WDC 5-7. Overall: SM 9-7, WDC 8-12. Next: SM at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Pine City 25,
AITKIN — The Aitkin Gobblers and Pine City Dragons combined for 45 hits in a Great River Conference game Tuesday.
Nine errors did the Gobblers in as they fell 25-21 to the Dragons.
Mikaela Michaletz went 4-5 with a double, home run and four RBIs, and Jozee Fossom finished 3-5 with an RBI for the Gobblers.
Pine City 25 24 4
Aitkin 12 21 9
WP: S. Ferber. LP: Rachel Curtiss. 2B: A-Mikaela Michaletz, Anna Browning, Jenae Herron. 3B: A-Morgan Schoonover. HR: A-Jozee Fossom, Michaletz. Conference: A 2-7. Overall: A 2-10. Next: Aitkin at C-I 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
HOLDINGFORD — Tiara Hopkins struck out seven in six innings as Pierz fell to Holdingford 8-0 Monday in a Central Minnesota Conference game.
Alyssa Ohman collected the win for Holdingford, striking out nine in seven innings while giving up only one hit, a double by Hopkins.
Pierz 0 1 1
Holdingford 8 4 2
WP: Alyssa Ohman. LP: Tiara Hopkins. 2B: P-Hopkins, H-Haley Huls. Conference: P 6-6. Overall: P 9-8. Next: Rockford at Pierz 4 p.m. Tuesday (2).