Area Baseball: Three Gobblers combine to pitch no-hit shutout
AITKIN--Aitkin pitchers Hunter Sanford, Logan Cluff and Sam Peterson combined for a five-inning no-hitter as the Gobblers opened their season with an 18-0 victory over the Ogilvie Lions in a Great River Conference game Tuesday.
AITKIN-Aitkin pitchers Hunter Sanford, Logan Cluff and Sam Peterson combined for a five-inning no-hitter as the Gobblers opened their season with an 18-0 victory over the Ogilvie Lions in a Great River Conference game Tuesday.
Jake Westerlund went 3-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Wyatt Sanford and Caleb Curtis had two hits each for Aitkin. Jeb Sanford doubled and Peterson tripled.
Ogilvie 0 0 1
Aitkin 18 15 0
WP: Hunter Sanford. LP: . 2B: A-Jake Westerlund, Jeb Sanford . 3B: Sam Peterson. Conference: A 1-0. Overall: A 1-0. Next :Aitkin at Braham 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pierz 11, Milaca 2
MILACA-Lane Girtz was 3-5 with a pair of doubles and pitched five innings to pick up the win for the Pierz Pioneers who defeated Milaca 11-2 in their season opener Tuesday.
Aaron Weber added a triple for the Pioneers.
Pierz 11 8 3
Milaca 2 2 4
WP: Lane Girtz. 2B: P-Girtz 2. 3B: P-Aaron Weber. HR: . Overall: P 1-0. Next: Pierz at Paynesville 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
PILLAGER-Mac Schluttner drove in three runs for the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders in their 10-7 Park Region Conference win over the Pillager Huskies Tuesday.
BHV's Luke Weniger was 3-for-5 with a double and two stolen bases and Matt Steege was 3-for-4 with a double.
Pillager's Josh Doss and Joe Anderson both went 2-for 3 and each doubled..
B-H/Verndale 10 15 3
Pillager 7 8 4
WP: Mitchell Blaha. LP: Joshua Doss. 2B: BHV, Luke Weniger, Matt Steege; Pill, Doss, Joe Anderson. Conference: BHV 1-0, P 0-1. Overall: BHV 1-0, P 1-0. Next: New York Mills vs. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Bertha 4:30 p.m. Friday; Menahga at Pillager 4:30 p.m. Friday.
PR-Backus 17, Nevis 9
NEVIS-Pine River-Backus' Joe Davidson picked up the win on the mound while fanning 11 batters in the Tigers 17-9 Northland Conference win over Nevis Tuesday.
At the plate, Davidson went 2-for-2 with a home run, Spencer Richards was 3-for-6 with a home run and drove in three runs, Nick Ackerman recorded three doubles and Zach Struss went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for PR-B.
PR-Backus 17 16 4
Nevis 9 5 4
WP: Joe Davidson. LP: Caden Kramer. 2B: Nick Ackerman 3. HR: Spencer Richards, Joe Davidson. Conference: PRB 0-0. Overall: PRB 0-0. Next: Cass Lake-Bena at Pine River-Backus 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Lakers sweep Cardinals
DETROIT LAKES-Trey Skeesick pitched six innings and tallied an RBI during the Staples-Motley Cardinals' 12-4 loss in the second game of their Mid-State Conference doubleheader Tuesday.
The Cardinals lost 10-0 in the first game which was their season opener.
Staples-Motley 0 3 4
Detroit Lakes 10 10 2
LP: Brady Smith.
Detroit Lakes 12 9 5
Staples-Motley 4 7 3
LP: Trey Skeesick. Conference: SM 0-2. Overall: SM 0-2. Next: Melrose at Staples-Motley 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Parkers Prairie 2,
Wadena-Deer Creek 1
WADENA-Zac Schertler went 3-for-3 for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in their 2-1 season-opening loss to the Parkers Prairie Panthers Tuesday.
W-DC's Jake Dykhoff took the loss in seven innings pitched with nine strikeouts and one earned run.
Parkers Prairie 2 4 0
Wadena-DC 1 5 3
WP: Andrew Johnson. LP: Jake Dykhoff. Overall: WDC 0-1. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Menahga 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Mora 11, Crosby-Ironton 1
MORA-Eli Winegarner's single was the only hit for Crosby-Ironton in the Rangers' 11-1 five-inning season-opening loss to the Mora Mustangs in a non-conference game Tuesday.
Crosby-Ironton 1 1 1
Mora 11 7 0
WP: Norby. LP: Ben Jordan. Overall: C-I 0-1. Next: Crosby-Ironton at Browerville 4:30 p.m. Thursday.