Area Legion Baseball: Wadena-Deer Creek, Staples-Motley split doubleheader
WADENA — Wadena-Deer Creek jumped all over Staples-Motley to win the first game of Monday’s doubleheader 14-4, but S-M fought back to take the second game 5-2.
Jalen Busker went 3-4 with an RBI and run scored in Game One for S-M and Tyler Holub was 2-2.
Jordan Wick was the winning pitcher for S-M in Game Two while Busker finished 2-3 with two runs scored and Seth Auger went 2-2 with a run scored.
Staples-Motley 4 6 5
Wadena-Deer Creek 14 8 2
WP: David Najjar. LP: Blake Petrich.
Staples-Motley 5 7 2
Wadena-Deer Creek 2 4 1
WP: Jordan Wick. LP: Jeremy Hoemberg. Overall: SM 13-4. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek in CLFLPL tournament at Pequot Lakes Tuesday; Staples-Motley host Park Rapids 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (2), hosts CLFLPL 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Pierz sweeps Aitkin
PIERZ — Pierz swept both games of Monday’s doubleheader with Aitkin, winning the first 5-2 in seven innings and taking the second five-inning game 2-1.
Cody Weiss pitched all seven innings to win Game One, striking out eight. Evan Ferdelman took the loss.
Brady Dorn was 2-3 with a pair of RBIs in the first game for Pierz and Weiss added a double to help his cause.
Ferdelman was 2-3 with a double and drove in both of Aitkin’s runs.
Brad Meyer took the win for Pierz in Game Two and Cody Meyer finished 1-2 with an RBI.
Logan Quade finished 1-2 with a double and scored Aitkin’s only run.
Game One (7 innings)
Aitkin 2 6 3
Pierz 5 6 0
WP: Cody Weiss. LP: Evan Ferdelman. 2B: Prz-Weiss, Ait-Ferdelman. 3B: . HR: .
Game Two (5 innings)
Aitkin 1 4 1
Pierz 2 3 1
WP: Brad Meyer. LP: Jaron Brezinsky. 2B: Ait-Logan Quade. Overall: PRZ 9-1. Next: Little Falls at Pierz 6:30 Thursday (9 inning game), Aitkin in CLFLPL tournament at Pequot Lakes Tuesday.