Area Softball: Crosby-Ironton sweeps Detroit Lakes

Three area teams hit the diamond Tuesday, April 20

Crosby-Ironton Ranger second baseman Josie Schaefer waits for the ball while teammate Katie Kovatovich backs up the play Tuesday, April 20, 2021 during their game with the Detroit Lakes Lakers at Crosby-Ironton High School. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

Crosby-Ironton wins 2

CROSBY — Gweneviere Rosecrans was a combined 5-7 with 2 RBIs and was the winning pitcher for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers who swept the Detroit Lakes Lakers 12-2, 13-10 Tuesday April 20, in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader.

Rosecrans pitched all 12 innings. She struck out eight batters.

In Game One, Brianna Miller was 3-4 with a run and two RBIs and Jocelyn Glomki was 3-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Rosecrans was 2-2 and Jose Schaefer drove in two runs.

In Game Two, Mya DeCent went 3-4 with two runs and four RBIs. Rosecrans ended 3-5 and two RBIs.Kathryn Kovatovich scored three runs, drove in three runs and went 3-4. Schaefer finished 2-4 with two RBIs


Game One
Detroit Lakes 2 2 8
Crosby-Ironton 12 13 2
WP: Gweneviere Rosecrans. LP: Lunde

Game Two
Detroit Lakes 10 7 3
Crosby-Ironton 13 15 6
WP: Rosecrans. LP: Smith. 2B: C-I- Brianna Miller, Kathryn Kovatovich, Rosecrans, Mya Decent. Conference: C-I 2-0. Overall: C-I 3-1. Next: C-I hosts Isle 4 p.m. Thursday, April 22.

Aitkin wins 2

AITKIN — Ella Janzen and Cameron Leiviska each tallied three RBIs in two games as the Aitkin Gobblers swept Park Rapids 11-6 and 7-6 in Mid-State Conference action Tuesday, April 20.

In Game One, Janzen went 2-3 with a double and an RBI. Leiviska belted a home run as well. Kendall Ratz earned the win and pitched a complete game with six strikeouts.

In Game Two, Ally Ehnstrom tallied three hits including a double and Kourtney Lamke added two hits and two runs. Ella Janzen drove in two runs and Megan Buchholz pitched 6 2/3 innings to get the win.


Game One
Park Rapids 6 8 2
Aitkin 11 13 1
WP: Kendall Ratz. 2B: Ait-Ella Janzen. 3B: . HR: Ait-Cameron Leiviska.

Game Two
Park Rapids 6 11 4
Aitkin 7 12 3
WP: Megan Buchholz. 2B: Ait-Ally Ehnstrom. 3B: . HR: . Conference: Ait 0-1. Overall: Ait 1-0. Next: Aitkin at Esko 4 p.m. Friday, April 23.

Pierz 15, Milaca 5

PIERZ — The Pierz Pioneers improved to 3-0 overall and 3-0 in the Granite Ridge Conference with a 15-5 five-inning victory over the Milaca Wolves Tuesday, April 20.

Pierz travels for a 5 p.m. Thursday, April 22, conference game at Mora.


Crosby-Ironton Ranger Gwen Rosecrans winds up to pitch against a Detroit Lakes batter Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Crosby High School. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

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