Area Baseball: Gobblers win 2 by matching scores

Nine baseball teams opened section play.

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COHASSET — Jake Ince went 2-3 with a double and three RBIs for the No. 2 Aitkin Gobblers driving in an 11-1 victory against the No. 10 Greenway Raiders in the 7-2A quarterfinals Tuesday, June 1.

Jackson MacDonald collected a double with one run and one RBI. Hunter Hills walked three times and scored three times.

Carson Kullhem was the winning pitcher. He went 4.1 innings and struck out four. He allowed one run on four hits and four walks.

In an 11-1 opening-round victory over No. 15 Moose Lake-Willow River, Ince was 2-2 with a double, two runs and four RBIs, Caiden Kjelstrom was 3-4 with three runs scored. Owen Miller went 2-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs and Hunter Hills drove in three runs.

Landon Janzen and Logan Olson both had two hits for the Gobblers.


Zack Ehnstrom pitched the complete-game victory. He struck out eight over five innings. He allowed one unearned run on two hits and three walks.

Moose Lake-Willow River 1 2 0
Aitkin 11 12 1
WP: Zack Ehnstrom. LP: Orvedahl. 2B: Ait-Jake Ince, Owen Miller, Logan Olson.

Greenway 1 4 3
Aitkin 11 7 1
WP: Carson Kullhem. LP: Ethan A . 2B: Ait-Jake Ince, Jackson MacDonald. Overall: Ait 18-4. Next: Aitkin vs. Virginia in Section 7-2A Semifinal at Nashwauk 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, June 2.

Pine River-Backus 9, Laporte 0

PINE RIVER — Irvin Tulenchik tallied a double, two runs and two RBIs to lead the No. 3 seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers to a 9-0 win over the No. 6 seeded Laporte Wildcats Tuesday, June 1, in the Section 5-1A opening round.


Trevor Redding finished 2-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Nolan Olivier, Konnor King and Chance Abraham all finished with two hits.

Ryder Compton was the winning pitcher. He struck out two, walked three and allowed just one hit and no runs in 5.2 innings.

Laporte 0 1 2
PRB 9 12 1
WP: Ryder Compton. LP: Alex. 2B: Irvin Tulenchik, Trevor Redding. Overall: PRB 16-5. Next: No. 3 Pine River-Backus at No. 2 Nevis in Section 5-1A quarterfinals 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 2.

WDC 12, Ottertail Central 2

WADENA — Wadena-Deer Creek’s Tony Kreklau went 4-4 with four RBIs and two runs for the No. 2 Wolverines as they beat the No. 7 seeded Ottertail Central Bulldogs 12-2 in the Section 8-2A opening round Tuesday, June 1.

Connor Davis and Isaac Hamann were each 3-4 with Hamann, Josh Dykhoff and Zach Shaw each recording a double for the Wolverines.


OTC 2 1 3
WDC 12 14 0
WP: Payton Rondestvedt. LP: Kayne Cameron. 2B: WDC-Zach Shaw, Josh Dykhoff, Isaac Hamann. Overall: WDC 19-2. Next: No. 2 Wadena-Deer Creek vs No. 3 Menahga at Wadena 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3.

Pierz 13, Osakis 0

PIERZ — Pierz’s Kamden Happke went 3-4 with two RBIs and four runs for the No. 4 Pioneers as they beat No. 13 Osakis Tuesday, June 1 in Section 6-2A’s opening round.

Andrew Winscher went 2-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Jeremy Bingesser was 2-3 with a run and two RBIs and Andrew Winscher was 2-3 with two RBIs and a run for Pierz.

Winscher and Jonah Prokott combined for six strikeouts and just one hit and one walk.


Osakis 0 1 4
Pierz 13 10 0
WP: Jonah Prokott. LP: Baumgarter. 2B: P-Winscher, KamdenHappke. Overall: Prz 13-6. Next: No. 4 Pierz hosts No. 5 Melrose in Section 6-2A quarterfinals 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 2.

Sartell 8, Little Falls 7

SARTELL — Dane Couture finished with a double, one run and two RBIs for the No. 6 seed Little Falls Flyers who fell to top-seeded Sartell 8-7 Tuesday, June 1, in the Section 8-3A opening round.

Matt Filippi also hit a double and tallied two runs. Zach Gwost scored three runs and Collin Kray was 2-3 with a run.

Little Falls 7 9 1
Sartell 8 8 2
WP: Chase Heying. LP: Zach Gwost. 2B: LF-Matt Filippi, Dane Couture. Overall: LF 8-13. Next: Little Falls at Bemidji 4:30 p.m. in loser’s bracket of Section 8-3A tournament.


Eveleth-Gilbert 8, Crosby-Ironton 7

ELY — Crosby-Ironton’s Conner Zender ripped a home run for the No. 12 Crosby-Ironton Rangers as they fell 8-7 to No. 5 Eveleth-Gilbert Tuesday, June 1, in

Section 7-2A’s opening round.

Carter Holtzleicer went 2-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Gabe Kramer went 3-4 with a double and a triple for the Rangers who ended their season 7-13.

Crosby-Ironton 7 9 4
Eveleth-Gilbert 8 10 3
WP: C Mavec. LP: Carter Holtzleicer. 2B: CI-Gabe Kramer. 3B: CI-Kramer. HR: CI-Connor Zender. Overall: CI 7-13.

Annandale 7, Staples-Motley 0

ANNADALE — Staples-Motley’s Colbe Tappe hit a double for the No. 10 seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals as they fell 7-0 to No. 7 seeded Annandale in Section 6-2A’s opening round Tuesday, June 1.


Damon Halverson, Sam Sauber and Hunter Martin also recorded hits for the Cardinals who ended their season 4-16 overall.

Staples-Motley 0
Annandale 7
LP: Damon Halverson. Overall: SM 4-16.

St. Cloud Cathedral 10, Pillager 0

ST. CLOUD — Pillager’s Elijah Miller went 2-2 as the No. 11 seeded Huskies fell 10-0 to the No. 6 seeded St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders in Section 6-2A’s opening round Tuesday, June 1.

Blake Clark added a double for the Huskies who finished their season 5-16 overall.

Pillager 0 3 3
Cathedral 10 7 0
WP: A Rott. LP: Elijah Miller. 2B: P-Blake Clark. Overall: Pil 5-16.

Greenway 5, Pequot Lakes 0

COHASSET — Caden Nelson tallied two hits for the seventh-seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots in their 5-0 loss to 10th-seeded Greenway Tuesday, June 1, in the Section 7-2A opening round.

Clay Erickson pitched a complete game for the Patriots and allowed six hits.

Greenway 5 6 0
Pequot Lakes 0 5 3
LP: Clay Erickson. Overall: PL 10-8.
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