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Area Softball: Pioneers sweep 1A's 4th-ranked Kimball Cubs

PIERZ—Laura Skiba of Pierz smashed a two-run homer and doubled in Game Two as the Pioneers swept Class 1A's fourth-ranked Kimball Cubs 2-1 and 12-11 in a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader Thursday.

With the Pioneers down 10-5 in Game Two, Pierz pushed in seven runs.

"Jade Porter hit a single to knock in Ella Kalusche to tie the game and then Laura Skiba hit a double to put Pierz ahead," Pierz head coach Matthew Poepping said. "After two wild pitches, Skiba scored to make it 12-10."

Brittney Boser scored the winning run in Game One on a wild pitch with the bases loaded in the seventh.

Boser was the winning pitcher in both games with a combined five strikeouts.

Terri Tretter, Kalusche and Skiba each had three hits in Game Two.

Game One

Kimball 1 4 2

Pierz 2 2 1

WP: Brittney Boser.

Game Two

Kimball 11 12 4

Pierz 12 14 4

WP: Brittney Boser. 2B: Laura Skiba. Conference: Prz 9-3. Overall: Prz 10-3. Next: Pierz hosts Little Falls 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 11.

No. 6 PRB sweeps

PINE RIVER— Bailey Wynn went 2-4 at bat, scored three runs, recorded three RBIs and bashed a home run as Class 1A's sixth-ranked Pine River-Backus Tigers defeated the Nevis Tigers 15-5 and 14-3 in an Upper Mississippi Conference doubleheader Thursday.

Danielle Burgoyne of Pine River-Backus slammed a triple in Game One and a double in Game Two while Jamie Johnson went 2-2 with a run and RBI in Game Two.

Nevis is now 4-4 in conference, 6-3 overall, with PRB sitting 4-0 in conference, 11-0 overall.

Game One

Nevis 5 8 7

PRB 15 12 2

WP: Jada Olivier. LP: Carrier. 2B: Lindsey Tulenchik. 3B: Danielle Burgoyne. HR: Bailey Wynn.

Game Two

Nevis 3 6 7

PRB 14 9 5

WP: OIivier. LP: Anthum. 2B: Danielle Burgoyne. Conference: PRB 5-0. Overall: PRB 11-0. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Menahga 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 11.

Flyers drop pair

ST. CLOUD—Savea Zimmerman and Jasmine Miller of Little Falls each went 2-3 at bat with a single and triple as the Flyers fell 6-2 and 7-1 to the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders in a Granite Ridge Conference doubleheader Thursday.

Kali Mammenga went 3-3 at in Game Two with three singles and an RBI.

Game One

Cathedral 6 20 1

Little Falls 2 8 1

WP: Megan Voit. LP: Allie Steinmetz. 3B: Savea Zimmerman.

Game Two

Cathedral 7 14 0

Little Falls 1 6 0

WP: Kateri Fischer. LP: Kali Mammenga. 3B: Jasmine Miller. Conference: LF 2-5. Overall: LF 5-7. Next: Little Falls at Pierz 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 11.