Area Baseball: Big seventh inning gives WDC win over Pillager

Four area teams hit the diamond Friday, April 30

Pillager's Blake Clark (10) tags Wadena-Deer Creek's Zach Shaw (1) at the plate while W-DC's Tony Krekleau watches during the Park Region Conference baseball game Friday, April 30, 2021, in Pillager. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

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.

Pillager vs Wadena-Deer Creek Baseball Gallery


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-Hewitt/Verndale splits

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.


Game One
Parkers Prairie 5 9 2
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 6 8 3
WP: Cole Weishalla. 2B: BHV-Cole Weishalla. 3B: BHV-Kobe Hinzmann.

Game Two
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.


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