Area Baseball: Aitkin wins 2 over Pequot Lakes
Nine area baseball teams hit the diamond Tuesday, April 27
PEQUOT LAKES — Landon Janzen went 2-4 with a double and a home run and five RBIs in Game One of Aitkin’s doubleheader sweep of Pequot Lakes 15-6 and 9-0 Tuesday, April 27.
Jake Ince ripped a double and a triple as a part of his three-hit Game One for Aitkin who scored seven runs in the sixth to break the game open.
Bode Magnuson tallied two RBIs and Taevyn Brown ripped a double for Pequot Lakes in Game One.
Carson Kullhem earned the win in 2.2 innings of relief for Aitkin.
In Game Two, Hunter Hills ripped a two-RBI double and Joey Simonson ripped a double in Aitkin’s 9-0 win.
Logen Olson pitched all five innings for Aitkin and allowed one hit with six strikeouts.
Aitkin 15 17 0
Pequot Lakes 6 4 0
WP: Carson Kullhem. LP: Caden Nelson. 2B: PL-Taevyn Brown; Ait-Jake Ince, Landon Janzen. 3B: Ait-Ince. HR: Ait-Landon Janzen.
Aitkin 9 7 0
Pequot Lakes 0 1 3
WP: Logan Olson. LP: Erik Larson. 2B: Ait-Hunter Hills, Joey Simonson. Conference: Ait 4-1, PL 0-2. Overall: Ait 5-1, PL 1-3. Next: Aitkin hosts Detroit Lakes (2) 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29; Pequot Lakes hosts Crosby-Ironton (2) 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29.
Pierz 6, St. Cloud Cathedral 3
PIERZ — Pierz’s Jeremy Bingesser was 3-3 with a run and three RBIs for the Pioneers as they beat the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders 6-3 in a Granite Ridge Conference game Tuesday, April 27.
Bingesser pitched four innings, allowed three hits and struck out eight.
Cathedral 3 6 3
Pierz 6 8 2
WP: Ben Virnig. LP: Rott. 2B: Prz-Noah Cekalla. Conference: Prz 3-2. Overall: Prz 4-2. Next: Pierz at Albany 5 p.m. Thursday, April 29.
Wadena-Deer Creek 14, Ottertail Central 4
WADENA — Zack Shaw’s 3-5 with a double and two RBIs led the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to victory 14-4 against the Ottertail Central Bulldogs in a Park Region Conference Tuesday, April 27.
Tony Kreklau was the winning pitcher for the Wolverines in five innings with only three hits and four runs.
Josh Dykhoff went 2-4 with three RBIs along with Payton Rondestvedt who was 2-4 with two RBIs.
Evan Lunde hit 1-2 with three RBIs for WDC.
WDC 14 14 3
OTC 4 4 7
WP: Tony Kreklau. LP: Owen Buehler . 2B: WDC-Zack Shaw. Conference: WDC 2-1. Overall: WDC 3-1. Next: WDC hosts Menahga 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29.
Pine River-Backus 10, Isle 5
ISLE — Pine River-Backus’ Rian Struss was 1-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI as the Tigers bested the Isle Huskies 10-5 Tuesday, April 27.
Corbin Knapp was 3-4 with two runs for the Tigers while Konnor King pitched four innings, allowed two hits and struck out eight.
Isle 5 3 3
Pine River-Backus 10 9 4
WP: Konnor King. LP: Gillion. 2B: PRB-Rian Struss, King, Irvin Tulenchik. Overall: PRB 6-1. Next: Pine River-Backus at Sebeka 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29.
S-M wins 1, second game suspended
CROSBY — Connor Zender blasted a home run for Crosby-Ironton in Game One of a Mid-State Conference doubleheader against Staples-Motley Tuesday, April 27.
Staples-Motley won Game One 8-7 behind B Terrell’s 2-2 with a double and two RBIs.
Game Two was suspended in the fourth inning with Crosby-Ironton leading 10-7. Carter Holtzleicer had a double for the Rangers in Game Two.
Staples-Motley 8 7 1
Crosby-Ironton 7 12 8
WP: Joe Terrell. LP: Gabe Kramer. 2B: SM-Terrell, Martin. 3B: . HR: CI-Connor Zender.
Game Two — suspended
Staples-Motley 7 5 1
Crosby-Ironton 10 10 1
2B: Carter Holtzleicer. 3B: . HR: . Conference: CI 0-4, SM 1-0. Overall: CI 1-5, SM 2-0. Next: Crosby-Ironton at Pequot Lakes (2) 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29; Staples-Motley hosts Park Rapids (2) 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29.
Zimmerman 4, Little Falls 3
ZIMMERMAN — Little Falls’ Trevor Kloeckl was 2-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Flyers as they fell 4-3 to the Zimmerman Thunder Tuesday, April 27 in a Granite Ridge Conference game.
Collin Kray was 2-3 with one run for the Flyers.
Little Falls 3 6 0
Zimmerman 4 3 4
WP: Trevor Jones. LP: Spencer Friese. 2B: LF-Trevor Kloeckl. Conference: LF 1-3. Overall: LF 1-3. Next: Little Falls hosts Mora 5 p.m. Thursday, April 29.
Menahga 16, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 1
VERNDALE — Shawn Smits scored the lone run for Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale in its 16-1 Park Region Conference loss to Menahga Tuesday, April 27.
Menahga 16 12 0
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 1 1 4
LP: Hagen. Conference: BHV 0-4. Overall: BHV 1-4. Next: BHV hosts Parkers Prairie (2) 4 p.m. Friday, April 30.
Parkers Prairie 12, Pillager 1
PILLAGER — Pillager’s Cole Hiltner was 1-2 with one run for the Huskies as they fell 12-1 to the Parkers Prairie Panthers in a Park Region Conference game Tuesday, April 27.
Parkers Prairie 12 9 1
Pillager 1 2 5
WP: Peterson. LP: Cole Hiltner. Conference: Pil 2-2. Overall: Pil 2-4. Next: Pillager at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29.