Area Baseball: Anderson, Huskies subdue Rangers
CROSBY--Joe Anderson finished 3-4 with a pair of doubles, four RBIs and two runs to lead the Pillager Huskies past the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 10-7 in a non-conference game Thursday.
CROSBY-Joe Anderson finished 3-4 with a pair of doubles, four RBIs and two runs to lead the Pillager Huskies past the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 10-7 in a non-conference game Thursday.
Bo Kruchten ripped three singles for the Huskies while Ridge Hunstad, Tanner Swenson and winning pitcher Jakob Murray had two hits apiece. Swenson, Joshua Doss and Tyler Wilcox each had a double.
Jake Larson was 3-5 with a triple and five RBIs for C-I.
Pillager 10 15 3
Crosby-Ironton 7 8 2
WP: Braeden Wangsness. LP: Jake Larson. 2B: P-Joshua Doss, Joe Anderson 2, Tyler Wilcox. 3B: C-I-Larson. Overall: P 1-3, C-I 0-5. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Pillager 4:30 p.m. Friday; Staples-Motley at Crosby-Ironton 4 p.m. Tuesday (2).
Aitkin 12, Pine City 2
AITKIN-Drew Nordean went 3-4 with a triple and four RBIs for the Aitkin Gobblers who defeated the Pine City Dragons 12-2 in a five-inning Great River Conference game Thursday.
Jack Kuppich also tripled and drove in two runs for Aitkin which improved to 3-0 in the conference and seized the GRC lead from Pine City which had entered the game 3-0.
Pine City 2 1 3
Aitkin 12 9 1
WP: Jake Westerlund. LP: Isaiah Gonyea. 3B: A-Jack Kuppich, Drew Nordean. Conference: A 3-0. Overall: A 4-1 . Next:Aitkin at Greenway 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Pierz sweeps EV-W
EDEN VALLEY-Matt Kummet went 2-for-2, tallied three RBIs, and doubled during the Pierz Pioneers' 11-0 Game Two Central Minnesota Conference win against the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles Thursday.
Aaron Weber went the distance with one strikeout and one walk.
David Skiba pitched the entire first game in a 9-1 Pioneers' win and struck out eight and walked two. Aaron Weber went 2-3 with an RBI.
Pierz 9 5 0
EV-Watkins 1 4 1
WP: David Skiba. LP: Reese Jansen. 2B: P-Lane Girtz, Kolton Eischens.
EV-Watkins 0 1 2
Pierz 11 10 1
WP: Aaron Weber. LP: Tanner Flaschenriem. 2B: P-Matt Kummet. 3B: P-Nick Herold. Conference: P 3-1. Overall: P 5-1. Next: St. Cloud Cathedral at Pierz 7 p.m. Friday.
Wadena-DC 9, LP-GE 6
WADENA-Jake Dykhoff went 2-for-3, drove in one run and smacked two doubles during the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines' 9-6 win over the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder Thursday.
Joseph Wallgren pitched six innings and struck out four to get the win.
Long Prairie-GE 6 4 3
Wadena-DC 9 7 4
WP: Joseph Wallgren. LP: Noah Erman. 2B: WDC-Jake Dykhoff 2, Alex Redfield. Overall: WDC 4-1. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Pillager 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Walker-H-A 4, PR-Backus 1
PINE RIVER-Nick Akerman pitched complete game in Pine River-Backus Tigers' 4-1 loss to the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves Thursday.
Timmy Bordeaux and Zach Struss went 2-for-4 each for the Tigers.
Walker-H-A 4 9 1
PR-Backus 1 8 1
WP: Bryan Sea. LP: Nick Akerman. Conference: PRB 3-1. Overall: PRB 3-1. Next: Pequot Lakes at Pine River-Backus 4 p.m. Friday (2).
STAPLES-Brady Smith finished 2-2 with a double, walk and two runs scored as Staples-Motley Cardinals lost to Lake Park-Audubon 14-3 in non-conference play Thursday.
S-M trailed 5-3 after five innings. A 9-run sixth inning put the game away for the Raiders. Trey Skeesick started for Staples-Motley and pitched 4.2 innings.
LP-Audubon 14 12 2
Staples-Motley 3 7 4
LP: Trey Skeesick. 2B: S Brady Smith. Overall: SM 0-8. Next: Staples-Motley at Crosby-Ironton Tuesday 4 p.m. (2).
Osakis 11, B-H/Verndale 1
OSAKIS-Luke Weniger and Ethan Korfe both went 2-3 for the Raiders in Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's 11-1 six-inning non-conference loss to Osakis Thursday.
One of Weniger's hits was a double and he scored the only BHV run.
B-H/Verndale 1 6 4
Osakis 11 9 1
WP: Jeffrey Piekarski. LP: Mack Jones. 2B: BHV-Luke Weniger. Overall: BHV 2-1. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Parkers Prairie Friday 4 p.m. (2).
Foley 6, Little Falls 4
LITTLE FALLS-Hunter Swanson knocked in three runs, and Thomas Miller and Justin Jenks each tallied two hits in the Little Falls Flyers' 6-4 loss to Foley in a Granite Ridge Conference game Thursday.
Mitchell Boros started and pitched five innings, striking out seven for the Flyers.
Foley 6 6 1
Little Falls 4 8 4
WP: Alex Dietl. LP: Blayde Rasmussen. 2B: L Chris Reller, Daniel Marod, Justin Jenks. Conference: LF 2-1. Overall: LF 3-1. Next: Little Falls vs. St. Cloud Cathedral, Municipal Athletic Complex, St. Cloud, 7 p.m. Tuesday.