Area Baseball: Pierz battles, but falls to Cathedral

PIERZ--David Skiba drove in Aaron Weber, who finished 2-for-3, for the lone Pierz Pioneers run in Friday's 2-1 loss to two-time defending Class 2A state champion St. Cloud Cathedral.

PIERZ-David Skiba drove in Aaron Weber, who finished 2-for-3, for the lone Pierz Pioneers run in Friday's 2-1 loss to two-time defending Class 2A state champion St. Cloud Cathedral.

The Crusaders entered the game 6-0 and got a complete-game performance from Rudy Sauerer, who struck out six and walked four.

Pierz's Matt Kummet was 2-4 with a double, but was tagged with the loss as he came in relief of starter Matt Tautges. Kummer pitched two innings giving up the game-winning run in the top of the eighth inning.

Tautges pitched six innings. He struck out seven and walked one.

St. Cloud Cathedral 2 7 1


Pierz 1 7 0

(8 innings)

WP: Rudy Sauerer. LP: Matt Kummet. 2B: Prz-Matt Kummet. Overall: P 5-2. Next: Pierz at Holdingford 4:30 p.m. Monday.

PRB, PL Split

PINE RIVER-Chad Christianson combined to go 4-for-5 with five RBIs, a double, and a home run for the Pequot Lakes Patriots in Friday's non-conference split with Pine River-Backus.

Zach Sjoblad went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double during the Patriots' 10-2 Game Two.

PR-B's Spencer Richards went 3-for-3 with a double in the Tigers 3-2 Game One win.

Game One


Pequot Lakes 2 6 1

PR-Backus 3 8 0

WP: Joe Davidson. LP: Zach Sjoblad. 2B: PL-Deven Psyck, PRB-Spencer Richards. HR: PL-Chad Christianson.

Game Two

PR-Backus 2 7 4

Pequot Lakes 10 12 0

WP: Anthony Tizzano. LP: Timmy Bardeaux. 2B: PL-Chad Christianson, Anthony Tizzano, Zach Sjoblad, Kody Kettleson. Overall: PL 6-1, PRB 4-2. Next: Pine River-Backus at Laporte 4:30 p.m. Monday; Detroit Lakes at Pequot Lakes 4 p.m. Tuesday (2).

Wadena-Deer Creek 12, Pillager 4


PILLAGER-Jake Dykhoff was 3-for-5 with four RBIs, a home run and a double for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in their 12-4 Park Region Conference victory over the Pillager Huskies Friday.

W-DC's Preston Warren tallied three hits, including a double and three RBIs, to help the Wolverines secure their fifth straight win.

Pillager's Ridge Hunstad went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double and Joshua Doss was 2-for-4 with a double.

Wadena-DC 12 10 0

Pillager 4 10 4

WP: Kyle Kern. LP: Chris Ringler. 2B: P-Ridge Hunstad, Joshua Doss, WDC-Preston Warren, Jake Dykhoff. HR: P-Hunstad, WDC-Dykhoff. Conference: WDC 3-1, P 0-4. Overall: WDC 5-1, P 1-4. Next: Perham at Wadena-Deer Creek 4:30 p.m. Monday; Pillager at New York Mills 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

BHV drops two

PARKERS PRAIRIE-Luke Weniger was 4-for-6 with a two-run double for the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders during their 8-5 Park Region Conference loss to the Parkers Prairie Panthers in Game Two of their doubleheader Friday.


BHV's Alex Copa collected three hits, including a double, and Ethan Korfe tallied three hits.

Copa was 2-for-4 with an RBI double during BHV's 6-5 Game One loss.

Game One

B-H/Verndale 5 5 5

Parkers Prairie 6 7 2

WP: Andrew Johnson. LP: Ethan Korfe. 2B: BHV-Alex Copa.

Game Two

Parkers Prairie 8 11 2


B-H/Verndale 5 15 6

(9 innings)

WP: Matt Ferley. LP: Alex Copa. 2B: BHV-Luke Weniger, Alex Copa.Conference: BHV 2-2. Overall: BHV 2-3. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek vs. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Bertha 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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