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Area Baseball: Jeb Sanford no-hitter spurs Aitkin

RUSH CITY - Sophomore Jeb Sanford probably slept well Tuesday night with sweet dreams. He pitched a five-inning no-hitter to give Class 2A's 11th-ranked Aitkin Gobblers a 16-0 victory over Rush City in Tuesday's Great River Conference game. Sanfo...

RUSH CITY - Sophomore Jeb Sanford probably slept well Tuesday night with sweet dreams.

He pitched a five-inning no-hitter to give Class 2A's 11th-ranked Aitkin Gobblers a 16-0 victory over Rush City in Tuesday's Great River Conference game.

Sanford struck out seven and didn't walk a batter and was also 3-4 at the plate with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored.

Brother Wyatt Sanford finished 3-3 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs. Jacob Hyytinen was also 3-3 with a pair of doubles, two runs and two RBIs.

Jake Lynn added a double and Sam Peterson contributed a triple for the Gobblers who are 8-0 in the conference, 12-2 overall.

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Aitkin 16 19 0

Rush City 0 2 0

WP: Jeb Sanford. LP: Eric Erdman. 2B: Jeb Sanford 2, Jake Lynn, Jacob Hyytinen 2. 3B: Wyatt Sanford, Sam Peterson. Conference: A 8-0. Overall: A 12-2. Next: Pequot Lakes at Aitkin 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cathedral 5, Little Falls 2

ST. CLOUD - Dan Marod went 2-3 with an RBI for the Little Falls Flyers as they lost 5-2 to Class 2A's No. 1-ranked St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders in a Granite Ridge Conference matchup Tuesday night.

The Flyers' Adam Hallberg pitched six innings with four strikeouts and took the loss.

Tom Miller also went 2-3 for Little Falls, which is ranked 20th in 2A.

Little Falls 2 6 3

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St. Cloud Cathedral 5 5 1

WP: Tommy Auger. LP: Adam Hallberg. 2B: LF-Dan Marod. Conference: LF 7-3. Overall: LF 10-4. Next: Foley at Little Falls 5 p.m. Thursday.

Wadena-DC sweeps

CROSBY - Jake Dykhoff knocked in three runs on three hits as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines swept a pair of games from Crosby-Ironton in a Mid-State doubleheader Tuesday.

Isaac Witthuhn went 2-5 with two hits and three RBIs and Dykhoff collected two hits and an RBI along with a double in a 10-4 Wolverines win in Game One.

Jake Larson was 2-3 with a double while Ben Jordan tallied two hits with a double and RBI for the Rangers.

Dykhoff provided more punch in an 8-2 win for Wadena-Deer Creek in Game Two as he had a hit along with two RBIs. Preston Warren also knocked in two runs.

Josh Maucieri was the hitting standout for C-I in Game Two, going 2-3 with two RBIs.

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Game One

Wadena-DC 10 8 1

Crosby-Ironton 4 7 10

WP: Joseph Wallgren. LP: Austin Davis. 2B: W-Jake Dykhoff, CI-Jake Larson, Ben Jordan.

Game Two

Crosby-Ironton 2 4 2

Wadena-DC 8 6 2

WP: Dykhoff. LP: Ben Jordan. Conference: WDC 2-6, C-I 0-10. Overall: WDC 2-8, C-I 3-11. Next: Crosby-Ironton hosts Hill City 4:30 p.m. Friday (2); Staples-Motley at Wadena-Deer Creek 4 p.m. Thursday (2).

Raiders sweep Menahga

BERTHA - Dillon Card picked up two wins on the mound as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders defeated the Menahga Braves 2-1 and 9-2 in a Park Region Conference doubleheader Tuesday.

Card pitched the final two innings of Game One in relief of Ethan Korfe. Kyle Skoog led the offensive attack going 2-3 with a double and run scored.

Card threw the first five innings of Game Two striking out two while allowing just one hit and no runs.

Matt Lipinski was 3-4 with an RBI and two runs. Mack Jones, Luke Weniger and Korfe collected two hits each.

Game One

Menahga 1 4 2

BHV 2 6 2

WP: Dillon Card. LP: Isaac Anderson. 2B: BHV-Kyle Skoog.

Game Two

Menahga 2 2 1

BHV 9 13 2

WP: Dillon Card. LP: Charles Haataja. Overall: BHV 7-4. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale vs. New York Mills at Verndale 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pillager splits

PARKERS PRAIRIE - Ryder Hunstad was 3-3 with a double, and Raymond Rohl went 3-4 with three RBIs for the Pillager Huskies as they defeated Parkers Prairie 5-2 in Game Two of a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday.

Zach Forsberg gave up two runs over 6.2 innings for Pillager to get the win.

In Game One, Brian Mason doubled and Chris Ringler was 1-3 tallying two RBIs as Pillager fell 8-4.

Game One

Pillager 4 5 6

Parkers Prairie 8 7 2

WP: Kyle Schlosser. LP: Ryder Hunstad. 2B: Brian Mason.

Game Two

Parkers Prairie 2 6 1

Pillager 5 11 2

WP: Zach Forsberg. LP: Levi Arnold. 2B: Forsberg, Ryder Hunstad. Conference: P 5-3. Overall: P 7-5. Next: Menahga at Pillager 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Nevis sweeps PR-Backus

PINE RIVER - Joe Davidson struck out six, walked one, and gave up one unearned run for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in a 1-0 Game Two loss to Nevis Tuesday in a Northland Conference doubleheader.

Zach Struss led PRB at the plate with a triple.

Timmy Bordeaux was 3-4 with an RBI in Game One as the Tigers fell 7-6.

Game One

Nevis 7 11 1

PR-Backus 6 7 2

WP: Austin Becker. LP: Nick Ackerman.

Game Two

PR-Backus 0 5 1

Nevis 1 4 1

WP: Brett Byer. LP: Joe Davidson. 3B: PRB-Zach Struss. Conference: PRB 6-2. Overall: PRB 6-4. Next: Pine River-Backus at Pillager 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Panthers sweep Cardinals

PARK RAPIDS - Brady Becker went 2-2 with two singles and two RBIs for the Staples Motley Cardinals as they lost 13-3 in Game One of a Mid-State Conference doubleheader against Park Rapids Tuesday.

Brady Smith went 1-3 with a triple and two RBIs in Game Two as the Cardinals fell 17-4.

Game One

Staples-Motley 3 2 5

Park Rapids 13 12 2

LP: Brady Becker.

Game Two

Park Rapids 17 12 0

Staples-Motley 4 5 4

LP: Tanner Fischer. 3B: Brady Smith. Conference: SM 2-8. Overall: SM 2-13. Next: Staples-Motley at Wadena-Deer Creek 4 p.m. Thursday (2).

Lakers sweep Patriots

DETROIT LAKES - Jack Kreitz, Chad Christianson and Kody Kettleson doubled for the Pequot Lakes Patriots in 2-1 and 11-1 losses to the Detroit Lakes Lakers in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Tuesday.

Austin Mesenbrink took the loss in Game One despite pitching a complete game. He allowed only two hits and no earned runs with two walks and three strikeouts.

Game One

Pequot Lakes 1 4 4

Detroit Lakes 2 2 1

WP: Connor Johnson. LP: Austin Mesenbrink. 2B: PL-Jack Kreitz.

Game Two

Detroit Lakes 11 12 0

Pequot Lakes 1 3 4

WP: Rian Cihak. LP: Chad Christianson. 2B: PL-Christianson, Kody Kettleson. Conference: PL 6-3-1. Overall: PL 8-4-1. Next: Pequot Lakes at Aitkin 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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