Area Baseball: Pierz win in walk-off fashion over Rush City
Area Baseball roundup May 2
PIERZ — Louis Gruber hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh as the Pierz Pioneers defeated the Rush City Tigers 4-3 Monday May 2.
Jeremy Bingesser went 2-for-3 with an RBI-double and struck out eight across six innings on the mound.
Reese Young got the win for Pierz as he pitched the top of the seventh and struck out the side.
Rush City 3 2 2
Pierz 4 5 2
WP: Reese Young. LP: Teegan Goebel. 2B: Jeremy Bingesser, Louis Gruber. Overall: Prz 4-3. Next: Pierz hosts Milaca 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.
Tigers score in bunches in sweep
PINE RIVER — Konnor King and Ryder Compton each earned a win and Pine River-Backus parlayed just seven hits into 25 total runs in a doubleheader sweep over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Monday, May 2.
The Tigers won by the scores of 10-0 and 15-1 and improved to 5-0 overall.
In Game One, it was King pitching 4.2 innings, scattering two hits and striking out 10 in the 10-0 win. Chance Abraham scored three runs and Rian Struss doubled.
In Game Two, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley outhit the Tigers by a 4-3 margin, but 16 walks propelled Pine RIver-Backus to a 15-1 win.
Owen Carlson doubled and Corbin Knapp and Compton each collected a hit.
Compton pitched four innings, tallying four strikeouts.
WHA 0 2 6
PRB 10 4 1
WP: Konnor King. PRB-Rian Struss.
WHA 1 4 0
PRB 15 3 1
WP: Ryder Compton. 2B: Owen Carlson. Overall: PRB 5-0. Next: Pine River-Backus at Kelliher/Northome (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.
Staples-Motley 9, Pelican Rapids 7
PELICAN RAPIDS — Joe Tyrrell picked up the win on the mound for the Staples-Motley Cardinals as he went 3.1 innings and struck out five while also ripping a double at the plate as the Cardinals defeated Pelican Rapids 9-7 Monday, May 2.
Josh Kossan led the Cardinals at the plate as he finished 3-5 with a double.
Griffin Bettis tripled for S-M while Justin Philippi finished 2-3 and Hunter Martin recorded two RBIs. .
Pelican Rapids 7 8 0
Staples-Motley 9 10 1
WP: Joe Tyrrell. LP: . 2B: Josh Kossan, Tyrrell. 3B: Griffin Bettis. Overall: SM 3-2. Next: Staples-Motley hosts Detroit Lakes (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.
Wadena-Deer Creek 6, Sebeka 4
WADENA — Payton Rondestvedt went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two runs scored in Wadena-Deer Creek’s 6-4 Park Region Conference win over Sebeka Monday, May 2.
Connor Davis went 2-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Tyson Barthel earned the win and went 3.2 innings and struck out two. Evan Lunde pitched 3.1 innings of scoreless ball in relief with one strikeout.
Barthel also tallied two RBIs at the plate.
Sebeka 4 7 2
Wadena-Deer Creek 6 6 4
WP: Tyson Barthel. LP: Connor. 2B: WDC-Payton Rondestvedt (2), Connor Davis. Conference: WDC 3-0. Overall: WDC 3-1. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek hosts New York Mills 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.
Crosby-Ironton drops a pair to Park Rapids
PARK RAPIDS — Jacob Millsop knocked out three hits, but Crosby-Ironton lost twice to Park Rapids 17-4 and 11-1 in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Monday, May 2.
In Game One, Millsop collected two hits and Gavin Keppers and Keyon Wesner each doubled in the 17-4 loss, which was charged to Chase Hage.
The Rangers got two hits in Game Two with one each from Millsop and Brayden Holmvig in an 11-1 defeat. Keyon Wesner pitched 4.1 innings and took the loss.
Crosby-Ironton 4 7 5
Park Rapids 17 8 1
WP: Olson. LP: Chase Hage. 2B: CI-Gavin Keppers, Keyon Wesner.
Crosby-Ironton 1 2 4
Park Rapids 11 13 1
WP: Reichling. LP: Keyon Wesner. Conference: CI 1-6. Overall: CI 1-8. Next: Crosby-Ironton hosts Aitkin 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.
Upsala-Swanville 13, Pequot Lakes 3
UPSALA — Caleb Toftness went 2-for-2 with an RBI as Pequot Lakes lost 13-3 to Upsala-Swanville Monday, May 2.
Nic Kotaska and Grant Loge each recorded two hits for the Patriots in the loss.