Area Baseball: Pequot wins two

PEQUOT LAKES--The Pequot Lakes Patriots maintained their lead in the Mid-State Conference after sweeping the Park Rapids Panthers 9-5 and 9-2 in Tuesday.

PEQUOT LAKES-The Pequot Lakes Patriots maintained their lead in the Mid-State Conference after sweeping the Park Rapids Panthers 9-5 and 9-2 in Tuesday.

The Patriots lead the conference with a 6-0 record and are 7-3 overall.

In Game One, Casey Welsh notched a home run and two RBIs while going 2-4 and winning pitcher Ethan Lehman finished 2-3 with pair of RBIs. Zach Sjoblad doubled and Tyler Manley contributed a triple.

Sjoblad drove in three runs in Game Two while going 2-3, including his second double of the day. Manley added two hits, including a double, and Marcus Klein singled twice with two RBIs.

Game One


Park Rapids 5 8 2

Pequot Lakes 9 10 3

WP: Ethan Lehman. LP: Gabe Bagstad. 2B: PL-Zach Sjoblad. 3B: PL-Tyler Manley. HR: PL-Casey Welsh.

Game Two

Park Rapids 2 4 9

Pequot Lakes 9 9 1

WP: Austin Meister. LP: Bagstad. 2B: PL-Tyler Manley, Zach Sjoblad. Conference: PL 6-0. Overall: PL 9-3. Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Wadena-Deer Creek 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Little Falls 5, Cathedral 3


LITTLE FALLS-Jake Kapphahn finished 2-3 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs during the Little Falls Flyers 5-3 Granite Ridge Conference win over the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders Tuesday.

Cathedral 3 4 1

Little Falls 5 5 0

WP: Adam Josephson. LP: Tyler Bautch. 2B: LF-Joe Alholm, Adam Josephson, AJ Jenks. HR-Jake Kapphahn. Conference: LF 6-2. Overall: LF 8-5. Next: Little Falls at Foley 5 p.m. Thursday.

Pierz 10, Paynesville 1

PAYNESVILLE-Matt Tautges finished 4-5 with a double, three runs and an RBI and Alec Lochner went yard in the Pierz Pioneers 10-1 Central Minnesota Conference victory over Paynesville Tuesday.

Preston Rocheleau threw six innings. He allowed six hits, one earned run and one walk. He struck out eight.

Pierz's Lane Girtz finished 3-4 with three runs. Matt Kummet was 3-5 with four RBIs and Brett Kapsner drove in two runs.


Paynesville 1 8 3

Pierz 10 14 0

WP: Preston Rocheleau. LP: Austin Imholte. 2B: Prz-Matt Tautges. HR: Prz-Alec Lochner. Conference: Prz 8-1. Overall: Prz 11-1. Next: Pierz hosts Kimball 4 p.m. Thursday (2).

Pillager 7, OTC 6

PILLAGER-Joe Anderson finished 2-4 with three RBIs and recorded the walk-off RBI single leading the Pillager Huskies to a 7-6 Park Region Conference victory over the Ottertail Central Bulldogs Tuesday.

Pillager's Tyler Wilcox and Josh Doss each went 2-3 with one RBI and one double and Ridge Hunstad finished 3-4 with an RBI.
In the seventh inning, Pillager trailed by one. Braeden Wagness lead off with a double followed by Hunstad's RBI single to tie the score.

Ottertail Central 6 6 2

Pillager 7 12 3

WP: Ridge Hunstad. LP: Brodey Rocholl. 2B: P-Braeden Wangsness, Josh Doss, Tyler Wilcox. Conference: Pill 6-5. Overall: Pill 8-6. Next: Pillager hosts Crosby-Ironton 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

S-M splits

STAPLES-Reid Busker tallied 10 strikeouts and went 2-2 at the plate in the Staples-Motley Cardinals 8-3 Game Two win in Tuesday's Mid-State Conference doubleheader with the Detroit Lakes Lakers.

S-M's Brayden Christensen was 2-4 with a run and an RBI and Cade Schmidt drove in two runs

In Game One, Tommy Kossan went 2-5 with two runs and an RBI, Chistensen knocked in a pair of runs and Schmidt was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI during the Cardinal's 8-7 loss.

Game One

Detroit Lakes 8 8 5

Staples-Motley 7 4 3

(9 innings)

Game Two

Detroit Lakes 3 6 1

Staples-Motley 8 7 0

WP: Reid Busker. Conference: SM 2-6. Overall: SM 3-11. Next: Staples-Motley hosts Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

BHV 7, Sebeka 5

SEBEKA-Matt Steege went 3-4 with a double and an RBI for the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders in a 7-5 Park Region Conference win over the Sebeka Trojans Tuesday.

Owen Korfe had two hits for the Raiders and Jackson Weniger pitched a complete game striking out five.

Sebeka 5 7 6

BHV 7 11 6

WP: Jackson Weniger. LP: Caleb Puttonen. 2B: BHV-Matt Steege. Conference: BHV 4-7. Overall: BHV 4-8. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Ottertail Central 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

WDC 6, NYM 3

WADENA-Wyatt Hamann went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Jake Dykhoff recorded an RBI triple for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines during their 6-3 Park Region Conference win against the New York Mills Eagles Tuesday.

New York Mills 3 4 2

Wadena-Deer Creek 6 6 4

WP: Andrew McCullough. LP: Ethan Hendrickx. 3B: Jake Dykhoff. Conference: WDC 8-3. Overall: WDC 11-3. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Pequot Lakes 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mora 16, Crosby-Ironton 3

CROSBY-Austin Davis tallied one hit and one RBI during the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 16-3 loss to the Mora Mustangs Tuesday.

Mora 16 11 2

Crosby-Ironton 3 4 0

WP: Norby. LP: Noah Gindorff. Overall: CI 8-8. Next: Crosby-Ironton at Pillager 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

PRB drops 2

WALKER-The Pine River-Backus Tigers wound up on the losing end of both Northland Conference games with Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Tuesday 7-4 and 4-1.

In the first game, the Tigers scattered six hits, including a Joe Davidson homer, and doubles by Zack Tulenchik and Brenden Fenstermaker.

Nick Ackerman finished the second game 2-3 with a double and Davidson collected a pair of singles, while Tulenchik recorded a double.

Game One

WHA 7 6 3

PRB 4 6 2

WP: Smith. LP: Joe Davidson. 2B: PRB- Zack Tulenchik, Brenden Fenstermaker. HR: PRB-Davidson.

Game Two

WHA 4 9 1

PRB 1 7 2

WP: P. Kangas. LP: Christian Reedy. 2B: PRB-Nick Ackerman, Zack Tulenchik. Conference: PRB 5-4. Overall: PRB 6-7. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Northome/Kelliher 4:30 p.m.Thursday.

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