Area Baseball: Pierz no-hits Little Falls for win
Five area games Monday, May 24
LITTLE FALLS — Jeremy Bingesser and Noah Cekalla combined to no-hit Little Falls in a 9-0 Granite Ridge Conference win for Pierz Monday, May 24.
Bingesser pitched six innings and struck out 10 batters. Cekalla took over for the final three outs.
Chandler Doucette was 3-4 and Kolten Kappke, Bingesser and Jonah Prokott each tallied two hits for Pierz.
Pierz 9 12 2
Little Falls 0 0 4
WP: Jeremy Bingesser. LP: S. Friese. 2B: P-Kolten Happke, Jeremy Bingesser, Noah Cekalla. Conference: LF 7-6, Prz 8-5. Overall: LF 8-10, Prz 13-5. Next: Little Falls at Alexandria 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25; Pierz hosts Albany 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27.
W-DC wins 2
SEBEKA — It was a big day for Wadena-Deer Creek’s Payton Rondestvedt as he threw a no-hitter and collected five hits, including a home run, as the Wolverines swept Sebeka 6-0 and 5-2 in a Park Region Conference doubleheader Monday, May 24.
The no-hitter came for Rondestvedt in a 6-0 Game One win where he yielded just two walks while striking out eight batters. He also went 3-4.
Tony Kreklau and Josh Dykohoff each went 2-3 and Dykhoff and Connor Davis tallied two RBIs each.
The Wolverines won Game Two 5-2 with Zach Shaw getting the win. Shaw pitched seven innings and did not give up an earned run and struck out six.
Rondestvedt homered and finished 2-3 with three RBIs.
WDC 6 11 1
Sebeka 0 0 4
WP: Payton Rondestvedt . LP: Levi Stevens. 2B: WDC-Tony Kreklau, Carson Kern.
Sebeka 2 4 2
WDC 5 4 1
WP: Zach Shaw. LP: Hank Tellers. HR: WDC-Payton Rondestvedt. Conference: WDC 12-2. Overall: WDC 16-2. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek hosts Hawley 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25.
Aitkin 6, Mora 2
AITKIN — Caiden Kjelstrom, Landon Janzen and Hunter Hills all went 2-3 as the Aitkin Gobblers pounded out nine total hits in a 6-2 win over Mora Monday, May 24.
Hills also knocked in two runs for the Gobblers who improved to 13-4 overall.
Carson Kullhem pitched four innings, struck out six batters and did not yield an earned run.
Mora 2 4 1
Aitkin 6 9 3
WP: Carson Kullhem. Overall: Ait 13-4. Next: Aitkin at Moose Lake/Willow River 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 25.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 5, Ottertail Central 1
BERTHA — Aden Rach and Torii Hagen collected two hits each in a 5-1 win for Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale over Ottertail Central in a Park Region Conference game Monday, May 24.
Shawn Schmitz also tallied a triple as the Raiders offense totaled nine hits.
Kole Wilshalla recorded the win, struck out five batters and did not give up an earned run.
OTC 1 10 1
BHV 5 9 3
WP: Kole Wilshalla. LP: Gavin Pausch. 3B: BHV-Shawn Schmitz. Conference: BHV 2-11. Overall: BHV 5-12. Next: BHV hosts New York Mills 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25.
Royalton 18, Pillager 5
PILLAGER — Griffin Decker blasted a home run and drove in three runs for Pillager in an 18-5 loss to Royalton Monday, May 24.
Cole Hiltner and Blake Clark each tallied two hits with Clark ripping a double for the Huskies.
Royalton 18 12 1
Pillager 5 8 3
WP: Suska. LP: Tytan Skeesick. 2B: P-Blake Clark. HR: P-Griffin Decker. Overall: Pil 5-13. Next: Pillager hosts Menahga 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27.