Area Baseball: Sanford no-hits Onamia for unbeaten Aitkin

ONAMIA--Wyatt Sanford struck out 10 while pitching a five-inning no-hitter to give the unbeaten Aitkin Gobblers an 11-0 win over the Onamia Panthers in Tuesday's Great River Conference game.

ONAMIA-Wyatt Sanford struck out 10 while pitching a five-inning no-hitter to give the unbeaten Aitkin Gobblers an 11-0 win over the Onamia Panthers in Tuesday's Great River Conference game.

Sanford also went 2-3 at the plate with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored while brother Jeb Sanford finished 3-3 with an RBI. Sam Peterson added a double for Aitkin.

The Gobblers stole 13 bases including four by Dylan Quade.

Aitkin leads the conference with a 7-0 record and is 9-0 overall.

Onamia 0 0 3


Aitkin 11 9 1

5 innings

WP: Wyatt Sanford. LP: Kyle Strecker. 2B: A-Sanford, Sam Peterson. Conference: A 7-0. Overall: A 9-0. Next: Aitkin at Hinckley-Finlayson tournament Friday.

Patriots sweep Cards

STAPLES-Ethan Lehman swung the hot bat for the Pequot Lakes Patriots in Game Two of Tuesday's Mid-State Conference doubleheader going 4-6 with a double and six RBIs in a 21-7 win over the Staples-Motley Cardinals.

The Patriots, who entered the game tied for the conference lead, won the opener 7-2.

Zach Sjoblad was 3-5 with a triple and three RBIs in Game Two for Pequot. Marcus Klein had four singles while Tyler Manley, Casey Welsh and Deven Psyck had two hits each.

Manley tripled in Game One for the Patriots while Sjoblad and Adam Casanova finished with two hits each.


For Staples-Motley, Tommy Kossan had two hits in Game One while Brady Holub and Brandon Szymkowiak had two singles each in the second game.

Game One

Pequot Lakes 7 7 2

Staples-Motley 2 4 6

WP: Ethan Lehman. LP: Trey Skeesick. 3B: PL-Tyler Manley.

Game Two

Pequot Lakes 21 19 3

Staples-Motley 7 8 7


WP: Austin Meister. LP: Ben Olander. 2B: PL-Ethan Lehman. 3B: PL-Zach Sjoblad. Conference: PL 4-0, SM 1-5. Overall: PL 7-1, SM 2-9. Next: Pequot Lakes at Alexandria 5 p.m. Friday; Staples-Motley at Wadena-Deer Creek 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Crosby-Ironton splits

PARK RAPIDS-Beau Sanford went 4-4 and Matt Christopher was 3-5 with three RBIs for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers who defeated the Park Rapids Panthers 11-8 in the first game of Tuesday's Mid State Conference doubleheader.

Noah Gindorff ripped a two-run home for C-I in Game Two, but the Rangers came up short 7-4.

Game One

Park Rapids 8 10 0

Crosby-Ironton 11 14 2

WP: Eli Winegarner. LP: Persons. 2B: C-I Jake Larson.

Game Two

Park Rapids 7 10 2

Crosby-Ironton 4 4 3

WP: Hacking. LP: John Jacobson. HR: C-I-Noah Gindorff. Conference: CI 13-5. Overall: CI 6-6. Next: Crosby-Ironton at Onamia 4:30 p.m. Friday.

PRB 22, Laporte 7

LAPORTE-Luke Sechser went 2-4 with three RBIs, three runs and a double during the Pine River-Backus Tigers' 22-7 Northland Conference win over the Laporte Wildcats Tuesday.

The Tigers have won four straight, including a 17-4 win over Laporte April 24.

Nick Ackerman went 2-4 with three RBIs and two runs and a triple for the Tigers; Spencer Richards went 2-2 with three RBIs, two runs and a double; Brenden Fenstermaker registered two RBIs and three runs; Leighton Kangas went 2-3 with two RBIs, two runs and a triple; and Evan Gravdahl tallied a double, one run and three RBIs.

Laporte 7 4 1

Pine River-Backus 22 22 1

WP: Wolske. LP: Kline. 2B: PRB-Joe Davidson, Spencer Richards, Brandon Wolske, Kiel Struss, Luke Sechser, Evan Gravdahl. 3B: PRB-Nick Ackerman, Leighton Kangas. Conference: PRB 4-0. Overall: PRB 5-3. Next: Pine River-Backus at Nevis 4 p.m. Thursday (2).

WDC 7, OTC 2

BATTLE LAKE-Noah Roers went 2-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines who defeated the Ottertail Central Bulldogs 7-2 in a Park Region Conference game Tuesday.

Justin Dykhoff was also 2-4 with a pair of RBIs and Tyler Wheeler had two singles for WDC.

OTC 2 3 2

WDC 7 9 2

WP: Andrew McCullough. LP: Daxton Olson. 2B: WDC-Noah Roers. Conference: WDC 6-3. Overall: WDC 8-3. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek hosts Staples-Motley 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Becker 7, Little Falls 5

LITTLE FALLS-Jake Kapphahn went 3-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Little Falls Flyers who suffered just their second Granite Ridge Conference loss, 7-5, to the Becker Bulldogs Tuesday.

Austin Weisz also doubled while going 2-3 for Little Falls which entered the game leading the conference with a 6-1 record. Hunter Swanson finished 4-4 and Joe Alholm had a pair of singles for the Flyers.

Becker 7 9 2

Little Falls 5 11 0

WP: Kendal Hanson. LP: Derek Poser. 2B: LF-Austin Weisz, Jake Kapphahn. Conference: LF 5-2. Overall: LF 6-3. Next: Little Falls in St. Cloud tournament Friday.

Parkers Prairie 8, Pillager 3

PARKERS PRAIRIE-Josh Doss finished 4-4 with two doubles and an RBI for the Pillager Huskies in an 8-3 Park Region Conference loss to the Parkers Prairie Panthers Tuesday.

Parkers Prairie 8 7 4

Pillager 3 5 6

WP: Levi Arnold. LP: Chris Ringler. 2B: P-Josh Doss 2. Conference: Pill 5-4. Overall: Pill 6-5. Next: Pillager at Isle 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Menahga 14, BHV 2

BERTHA-Brayden Vertina went 2-3 with an RBI during the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders' 14-2 Park Region Conference loss to the Menahga Braves Tuesday.

Menahga 14 14 3

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 2 5 5

WP: Al Pietala. LP: Jackson Weniger. Conference: BHV 3-5. Overall: BHV 3-5. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale hosts Parkers Prairie at Bertha 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Monday's game

PRB 14, CLB 2

CASS LAKE-Nick Ackerman went 3-3 with a double, two runs and a run scored in the Pine River-Backus Tigers 14-2 Northland Conference victory over Cass Lake-Bena Monday.

Joe Davidson, Spencer Richards and Torry Hirschey all dove in three runs for the Tigers

Cass Lake-Bena 2 3 0

Pine River-Backus 14 14 0

WP: Zack Tulenchik. LP: Brown. 2B: PRB-Nick Ackerman, Tulenchik.

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