Area Baseball: Pierz to loser’s bracket after 1-0 loss to Albany

Two area teams in the section playoffs Monday, June 7


ST. CLOUD — Nolan Cekalla pitched six innings and struck out six in the No. 4 Pierz Pioneers’ 1-0 loss to No. 2 Albany in the winner’s bracket final of the Section 6-2A tournament Monday, June 7, at Putz Field.

Pierz tallied three hits total and Albany picked up its lone run in the bottom of the third.

Albany swept the regular-season series with Pierz 3-0 April 29 and 7-5 May 26.


Pierz 0 3 0
Albany 1 5 0
WP: C Thelen. LP: Noah Cekalla. Overall: Prz 16-7. Next: Pierz in Section 6-2A loser’s bracket, Putz Field, St. Cloud, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8

HF 10, PRB 0

HINCKLEY — Irvin Tulenchik and Nolan Olivier each tallied hits as the West No. 3 seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers lost to East No. 1 seeded Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars 10-0 in the Section 5-1A loser’s bracket Monday, June 7.

Tulenchik started for PRB and struck out three in 2.1 innings. The Tigers finish their season 17-7.

Pine River-Backus 0 2 8
Hinckley-Finlayson 10 10 2
WP: Johnson. LP: Irvin Tulenchik. Overall: PRB 17-7.
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