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Area Baseball: Wolverines take Park Region title

HENNING--Justin Dykhoff finished 3-5, and tallied four RBIs with two home runs for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines as they defeated the Ottertail Central Bulldogs 10-4 to win the Park Region Conference title Friday, May 17.

Aitkin's Owen Miller hits the ball against Park Rapids Friday, May 17, at Woock Field in Aitkin. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Aitkin's Owen Miller hits the ball against Park Rapids Friday, May 17, at Woock Field in Aitkin. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

HENNING-Justin Dykhoff finished 3-5, and tallied four RBIs with two home runs for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines as they defeated the Ottertail Central Bulldogs 10-4 to win the Park Region Conference title Friday, May 17.

W-DC's Josh Dykhoff went 1-3 with a triple, Wyatt Hamann registered 3-4 and added a double.

Payton Rondestvedt also contributed a double and Chase Nordlund earned the win for the 17-1 Wolverines.

Ottertail Central 4 8 1

Wadena-Deer Creek 10 14 1

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WP: Chase Nordlund. LP: Drake Larson. 2B: Wyatt Hamann, Payton Rondestvedt. 3B: Josh Dykhoff. HR: Justin Dykhoff(2). Conference: WDC 13-1. Overall: WDC 17-1. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 5 p.m. Monday, May 20.

Aitkin sweeps Park Rapids

AITKIN-Landon Goble delivered a walk-off RBI and Logan Olson was the winning pitcher in both games as the Aitkin Gobblers swept the Park Rapids Panthers 9-6 and 10-9 in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Friday, May 17.

Goble's sacrifice fly to center scored Owen Miller for a walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth of Game One. Miller finished the game 3-3 with two walks, an RBI, two stolen bases and four runs scored.

Hunter Nissen drove in four runs and was 2-4 with two stolen bases for the Gobblers. Jon Blanchette and Quin Miller collected multiple hits.

Olson picked up the win in relief as he retired the Panthers in order on eight pitches in the top of the ninth.

Aitkin built a 10-2 lead in Game Two and had to hold off a Panther rally that plated seven runs in the final two innings off relief pitcher Quin Miller.

Olson started and earned his second win of the day. He allowed two runs on three hits and struck out three over four innings.

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Carter Dox went 3-4 with a double and three RBIs for the Gobblers. Jake Ince, Carter Olson and Blanchette finished with two hits apiece.

Aitkin is 8-0 in the Mid-State and 13-4 overall.

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Game One

Park Rapids 8 13 2 (9 innings)

Aitkin 9 13 2

WP: Logan Olson. LP: Jens Anderson.

Game Two

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Aitkin 10 13 1

Park Rapids 9 13 1

WP: Logan Olson. LP: Brendan Kruchowski. 2B: A-Carter Dox, Jon Blanchette, Jake Ince. Conference: A 8-0. Overall: A 13-4. Next: Aitkin hosts Pequot Lakes 4 p.m. Monday, May 20 (2).

PL sweeps S-M

PEQUOT LAKES-Cam Anderson went 2-2 and slammed a double and a home run as the Pequot Lakes Patriots defeated the Staples-Motley Cardinals 11-1 and 13-0 in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Friday, May 17.

S-M's Ben Olander finished 1-2 with a double and Joshua Kossan led 2-3 with one RBI as the Cardinals fall to 3-6 in the conference and 6-9 overall.

In Game Two, Daltin Ackerman was 3-4 and contributed three RBIs and a double, Anderson struck out three and added a double for the Patriots.

Dylan Messenbrink hit 2-3, added three RBIs and registered a triple to improve the Patriots to 10-4 overall and 6-1 in conference.

Game One

Staples-Motley 1 4 3

Pequot Lakes 11 11 1

WP: Austin Meister. LP: Ben Olander. 2B: SM-Ben Olander. PL-Cam Anderson. HR: Cam Anderson.

Game Two

Staples-Motley 0 2 1

Pequot Lakes 13 12 0

WP: Cam Anderson. LP: Joshua Kossan. 2B: PL-Daltin Ackerman, Cam Anderon. 3B: Dylan Messenbrink. Conference: PL 6-1, SM 3-6. Overall: PL 10-4, SM 6-9. Next: Pequot Lakes at Aitkin 4 p.m. Monday, May 20 (2); Staples-Motley hosts Pillager 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20.

PRB 7, Hill City 4

HILL CITY-Torry Hirschey struck out six over 5 1/3 innings, doubled and drove in a run for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in a 7-4 non-conference win over the Hill City Hornets Friday, May 17.

Logan Gordon and Dalton Middendorf both finished 2-4 with doubles for PR-B.

Hill City 4 6 4

Pine River-Backus 7 8 1

WP: Torry Hirschey. LP: Gowell. 2B: PRB-Logan Gordon, Dalton Middendorf, Hirschey. Overall: PRB 5-7. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Menahga 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20.

Pierz 2, Osakis 1

OSAKIS-Brandon Stuckmayer struck out four to lead the Pierz Pioneers to a 2-1 win over the Osakis Silverstreaks Friday, May 17.

Cody Kimman finished 1-3 with an RBI for the Pioneers.

Osakis 1 7 2

Pierz 2 3 3

WP: Brandon Stuckmayer. LP: Hunter Infanger.

Albany 6, Pierz 5

RICHMOND-Preston Veith went 1-2 and added a home run and three RBIs as the Pierz Pioneers fell 6-5 to the Albany Huskies in a non-conference game Friday, May 17.

Austin Dickmann finished 2-4 with a single RBI for the 15-2 Pioneers.

Albany 6 7 4

Pierz 5 7 1

WP: Ethan Noutil. LP: Isaac Otte. HR: Preston Veith. Overall: Prz 15-2. Next: Pierz vs. Foley at St. John's University, Collegeville 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20.

Hutchinson 4, Little Falls 3

LITTLE FALLS-Sam Nagel slammed a home run and went 2-3 for the Little Falls Flyers in a 4-3 loss to the Hutchinson Tigers Friday, May 17.

Travis Wenzel hit 3-3 with a double and Caleb Strack struck out seven for the 8-8 Flyers.

Hutchinson 4 3 3

Little Falls 3 6 0

WP: Brockton Jordahl. LP: Caleb Strack. 2B: Travis Wenzel. HR: Sam Nagel. Overall: LF 8-8. Next: Little Falls hosts Albany 4 p.m. Monday, May 20.

Parkers Prairie 8, Pillager 1

PARKERS PRAIRIE-Cole Hiltner went 1-3 with a double to pace the Pillager Huskies in a 8-1 Park Region Conference loss to the Parkers Prairie Panthers Friday, May 17.

Sam Jensen hit 2-3 and Braden Koland went 1-2 for the 3-13-1 Huskies.

After a third evaluation of the Pillager scorebook against New York Mills, Tuesday, May 14, it has been decided that Ty Swanson did give up a hit in the Game Two loss.

Parkers Prairie 8 5 1

Pillager 1 4 5

WP: Jake Helling. LP: Blake Clark. 2B: Cole Hiltner. Conference: Pill 3-9. Overall: Pill 3-13-1. Next: Pillager at Staples-Motley 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20.

Aitkin's Carter Dox hits the ball against Park Rapids Friday, May 17, at Woock Field in Aitkin. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Aitkin's Carter Dox hits the ball against Park Rapids Friday, May 17, at Woock Field in Aitkin. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

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