Area Softball: Eckes, Pequot shutout OTC

Seven area teams opened up section softball action.

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PEQUOT LAKES — Pequot Lakes’ Morgan Eckes recorded 10 strikeouts as she no-hit the Ottertail Central Bulldogs for a 10-0 Patriots victory in the Section 8-2A opening round Tuesday, June 1.

Eckes didn’t walk anyone, but hit one batter.

Abi Martin was 2-2 with both hits as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning. It was Martin’s RBI hit that closed the game.

Kaitlyn Geschwill went 2-3 and Maya Orvis went 2-4.


Ottertail Central 0 0 2
Pequot Lakes 10 11 2
WP: Morgan Ecks. LP: Dawson Beske. Overall: PL 17-4. Next: Pequot Lakes vs. Barnesville in Section 8-2A quarterfinals at Frazee 4 p.m. Thursday, June 3.

Pierz 21, Milaca 4

PIERZ — Kiara Olsech hit two home runs to go with four RBIs for the No.1 seeded Pierz Pioneers leading to a 21-4 win in the Section 6-2A opening round against the No. 16 seeded Milaca Wolves Tuesday, June 1.

Liz Kelash went 2-3 with two runs and one RBI and Erika Dickmann also went 2-3 with a double and one RBI. Tori Wagner was the winning pitcher. In four innings, she allowed only two hits and struck out four..

Milaca 4 2 5
Pierz 21 13 2
WP: Tori Wagner. LP: . 2B: PRZ-Erika Dickmann. HR: PRZ-Kiara Olesch (2). Overall: Prz 20-1. Next: Pierz vs. No. 8 Sauk Centre Section 6-2A quarterfinals at Waite Park 5 p.m. Thursday, June 3.


Pillager 10, LPGE 5

LONG PRAIRIE — Brooklyn Rudrud hit a triple, scored two runs and drove in another to lead the No. 10 seeded Pillager Huskies to a 10-5 upset of No. 7 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in the Section 6-2A opening round Tuesday, June 1.

Tessa Danielson hit a double with two runs. Olivia Peterson recorded three RBIs and a run scored and Briana Blais also hit a double with one run and one RBI.

Blais was also the winning pitcher. In seven innings she allowed five runs on 14 hits and concluded with six strikeouts.

Pillager 10 22 0
LPGE 5 14 0
WP: Briana Blais. LP: Amber Miller. 2B: Pil-Tessa Danielson, Briana Blais. 3B: Pil-Brooklyn Rudrud. Overall: Pil 11-10. Next: Pillager vs. No. 2 Annandale in Section 6-2A quarterfinals at Waite Park 5 p.m. Thursday, June 3.


Pine River-Backus 12, Nevis 2

PINE RIVER — Rylee Norman finished 2-3 with four RBIs as the No. 4 seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers defeated No. 5 seeded Nevis 12-2 Tuesday, June 1, in Section 5-1A’s opening round.

Jamie Johnson was the winning pitcher with four strikeouts for the Tigers.

Nevis 2 5 6
PRB 12 4 2
WP: Jamie Johnson. Overall: PRB 11-10. Next: No. 4 Pine River-Backus at No. 1 Sebeka in Section 5-1A quarterfinals 4 p.m. Thursday, June 3.

Sauk Rapids 4, Little Falls 1

SAUK RAPIDS — Sammy Tembreull recorded the only run for the No. 5 Little Falls Flyers who fell to the No. 4 Sauk Rapids Storm 4-1 in the Section 8-3A opening round Tuesday, June 1.

Ellia Zimmerman hit a double and Kendra Couture drove in a run.


Little Falls 1 5 3
Sauk Rapids 4 8 0
LP: Ellie Skeesick. 2B: Ellia Zimmerman. Overall: LF 4-16.

Perham 13, Wadena-Deer Creek 1

PERHAM — Mercedes Schulz recorded the only run for the No. 6 Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines who fell to the No. 3 Perham Yellowjackets 13-1 in the Section 8-2A opening round Tuesday, June 1.

Katelyn Gardner also had one hit for the Wolverines.


WDC 1 2 3
Perham 13 10 0
WP: Katie Johnson. LP: Myja Nemeth. Overall: WDC 8-13.

Milaca 17, Staples-Motley 0

PIERZ — Jade Story and Grace Bendson each tallied a hit for No. 17 seeded Staples-Motley in its 17-0 loss to No. 16 seeded Milaca Tuesday, June 1, in the Section 6-2A play-in.

Staples-Motley 0
Milaca 17
LP: Mikayla Richards. Overall: SM 1-20.
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