Area Baseball: Gobblers no hit Pillager

Seven area teams hit the diamond Thursday, April 15


PILLAGER — Logan Olson and Joey Simonson combined to no hit the Pillager Huskies in a 15-1 non-conference victory for the Aitkin Gobblers Thursday, April 15.

Olson pitched the first three innings. He struck out six and allowed one earned run. Simonson also struck out six over four innings of work.

Hunter Hills finished 2-3 with a double, two walks and three runs scored. Anton Kalk was 1-1 with a double and two RBIs. Landon Janzen finished 1-3 with two runs and a walk. Jake Ince was 1-4 with two runs, an RBI and a walk. Caden Kjelstrom drove in a run and scored twice on three walks and Hunter Nissen also walked three times and scored three times. He also posted a hit.

Cole Hiltner scored Pillager’s lone run and Gabe Grimsley walked.


Aitkin 15 10 0
Pillager 1 0 3
WP: Logan Olson. LP: Tytan Skeesick. 2B: A-Anton Kalk, Hunter Hills. Overall: Ait 1-0, Pil 0-1. Next: Aitkin at Park Rapids (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 20; Pillager hosts Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 16.

Little Falls 6, Pierz 3

PIERZ — Zach Gwost drove in two runs and Spencer Friese pitched the win as the Little Falls Flyers doubled up the Pierz Pioneers for a 6-3 Granite Ridge Conference victory Thursday, April 15.

Gwost pitched 2.2 innings and allowed three runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out four. Friese pitched two innings. He allowed just one hit.

Dane Couture was 2-3 with a double, run and an RBI and Austin Neu was 2-3 with two runs scored for the Flyers.

Pierz’s Jeremy Bingesser was 2-2 with two runs driven in. Ryan Stuckmayer was 1-2 with two runs and a double. Kamden Happke was 2-4 with an RBI.


Little Falls 6 7 1
Pierz 3 6 2
WP: Spencer Friese. LP: Jonah Prokott. 2B: LF-Dane Couture; P-Ryan Stuckmayer. Conference: LF 1-1, Prz 1-0. Overall: LF 1-1, Prz. 1-0 Next: Little Falls hosts Foley 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20; Pierz hosts Melrose 5 p.m. Friday, April 16.

PR-B wins 2

PINE RIVER — Ryder Compton threw a one-hitter and the Pine River-Backus Tigers scored a Northwoods Conference sweep of Lake of the Woods 11-0, 6-4 Thursday, April 15.

Compton struck out seven and allowed one hit and two walks in the season opener.

Owen Carlson was 2-2 with a double, two runs and two walks as PRB managed just four hits, but scored 11 runs on seven walks. Rian Struss was 1-1 with two runs, an RBI and two walks.

In Game Two, Nolan Olivier went 2-3 with two runs. Struss was 2-2 with a run and an RBI and Corbin Knapp was 2-2 with a double, run and two RBIs. Dalton Middendorf also drove in two runs for PRB.

Trevor Redding pitched the complete-game victory. He struck out nine and allowed four runs on three hits and six walks.


Lake of the Woods 0 1 6
Pine River-Backus 11 4 2
WP: Ryder Compton. LP: W. Johnson. 2B: PRB-Owen Carlson.

Lake of the Woods 4 3 2
Pine River-Backus 6 8 0
WP: Trevor Redding. LP: C. Eck. 2B: PRB-Corbin Knapp. Conference: PRB 2-0. Overall: PRB 2-0. Next: PRB at Laporte 4 p.m. Friday, April 16.

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 10,

Browerville 4

BROWERVILLE — Kobe Hinzmann ripped a double and tallied four RBIs as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders won 10-4 against the Browerville Tigers.

Cole Weishalla and Josh Johnson each hit a double and recorded 2 RBIs as well for the Raiders.


Torii Hagen earned the win for BHV.

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 10 10 3
Browerville 4 10 3
WP: Torii Hagen. LP: Nate Benning. 2B: BHV-Kobe Hinzmann, Cole Weishalla, Josh Johnson. Overall: 1-0. Next: BHV at Pillager 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 16.

Upsala 10, Crosby-Ironton 0

CROSBY — Conner Zender pitched five innings in relief of starter Carter Holtzleicer in an 11-0 loss for Crosby-Ironton to Upsala in their season opener Thursday, April 15.

Upsala 11 8 1
Crosby-Ironton 0 0 4
WP: Lampert. LP: Carter Holtzleicer. Overall: CI 0-1. Next: C-I hosts Pine City 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 16.
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