Area Baseball: Big seventh inning gives WDC win over Pillager
Four area teams hit the diamond Friday, April 30
PILLAGER — Zach Shaw’s seventh-inning grand slam propelled the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to a 16-11 Park Region Conference win over the Pillager Huskies Friday, April 30.
Shaw finished with seven RBIs total and three runs scored.
Josh Dykoff went 2-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs for WDC.
Gabe Grimsley went 2-4 with two runs and two RBIs for Pillager. Conner Hanson tallied two hits including double and two RBIs for the Huskies.
Wadena-Deer Creek 16 9 3
Pillager 11 8 6
WP: Peyton Church. LP: Tytan Skeesick. 2B: WDC-Tony Kreklau, Josh Dykhoff, Corbett Wensmann; Pil-Griffin Decker, Blake Clark, Conner Hanson. HR: WDC-Zach Shaw. Conference: WDC 4-1, Pil 2-3. Overall: WDC 5-1, Pil 2-6. Next: W-DC at New York Mills 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4; Pillager at Ottertail Central 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 4.
BERTHA — Cole Weishalla tallied three hits including two doubles over two games as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders split with Parkers Prairie 6-5 and 3-2 Friday, April 30.
Weishalla was the starting pitcher for BHV in Game One and pitched seven innings with five strikeouts in the win.
Kobe Hinzmann ripped a triple for the Raiders in Game One.
In Game Two, Josh Johnson went 2-3 with a double in the Raiders loss.
Weishalla also had a double. Torii Hagen pitched six innings and struck out three in the loss.
Parkers Prairie 5 9 2
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 6 8 3
WP: Cole Weishalla. 2B: BHV-Cole Weishalla. 3B: BHV-Kobe Hinzmann.
Parkers Prairie 3 5 0
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 2 7 1
LP: Torii Hagen. 2B: BHV-Cole Weishalla, Josh Johnson. Conference: BHV 1-5. Overall: BHV 2-5. Next: BHV hosts Sebeka 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4.
Royalton 10, Staples-Motley 0
ROYALTON — Josh Kossan hit a double and a single and Peyton Bjerga collected Staples-Motley’s other hit in a 10-0 non-conference loss to Royalton Friday, April 30.
Royalton 10 7 1
Staples-Motley 0 3 4
WP: Suska. LP: Sam Sauber. 2B: SM-Josh Kossan. Overall: SM 3-2. Next: S-M hosts Pelican Rapids 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 3.