Area Softball: Flyers' Gerads out duals Cathedral

LITTLE FALLS - Linzee Gerads struck out two, walked one and held No. 5 St. Cloud Cathedral to three hits leading to a 1-0 victory for No. 4 seeded Little Falls in Tuesday's opening round of the East Subsection 6-2A playoffs.

LITTLE FALLS - Linzee Gerads struck out two, walked one and held No. 5 St. Cloud Cathedral to three hits leading to a 1-0 victory for No. 4 seeded Little Falls in Tuesday's opening round of the East Subsection 6-2A playoffs.

Little Falls scored the game's lone run in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Katelynn Kaneski hit a one-out double and scored on Chelsea Moran's single. Moran finished 2-2 with a triple and the RBI.

Cathedral 0 3 0

Little Falls1 5 0

WP: Linzee Gerads. LP: Megan Voit. 2B: LF-Kendra Pohlman, Katelynn Kaneski. 3B: LF-Chelsea Moran. Overall: LF 10-10. Next: Little Falls vs.Milaca in East Subsection semifinals at Waite Park 5 p.m. Wednesday.


Pequot 11, CI 1

PEQUOT LAKES - Kathryn Miska struck out 14 over five innings for the top-seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots, who eliminated the No. 8 seeded Crosby-Ironton Rangers 11-1

in Tuesday's Section 7-2A opening round.

Miska walked one and gave up just hits and one unearned run as she improved her record to 15-1.

Haley Wiebolt opened Pequot's first inning with a home run and Laura Squires went 3-3 with a homer, two doubles, four RBIs and three runs. Alex Kotaska was 2-3 with a double and Barbara Miller and Hannah Zimmerman posted two hits apiece.

C-I's hits came from Maddy Kertzman and Kaitlyn Johnson.

Crosby-Ironton 1 2 3

Pequot Lakes 11 10 3


5 innings

WP: Kathryn Miska. LP: Megan Moore. 2B: PL-Laura Squires 2, Alex Kotaska. HR: PL-Squires, Haley Wiebolt. Overall: CI finishes 2-18, PL 18-2. Next: Pequot Lakes vs. Proctor/Virginia winner in Section 7-2A playoffs at Cloquet Noon Thursday.

Aitkin 8, Esko 7

AITKIN - Amanda Kuhlmann belted a three-run, walk-off home run to give the fourth-seeded Aitkin Gobblers an 8-7 win over fifth-seeded Esko in the Section 7-2A opening round Tuesday.

Esko scored twice in the top of the ninth to take a 7-5 lead. Aitkin's Amanda Wiethorn led off the bottom of the inning with a single and Taylor Ehnstrom walked to set the scene for Kuhlmann's homer.

Kuhlmann finished 2-4 with five RBIs and scored twice. Kaley Considine had a pair of doubles and drove in two.

Rachel Curtiss pitched all nine innings f striking out four and walking one, while allowing 13 hits for the win.

Esko 7 13 0


Aitkin 8 7 3

9 innings

WP: Rachel Curtiss. LP: Emilee Wilson. 2B: A-Kaley Considine 2. HR: A-Amanda Kulhmann. Overall: A 12-6. Next: Aitkin vs Hibbing/Hermantown winner in Section 7-2A playoffs at Cloquet 4 p.m. Thursday.

BHV 12, West Central 2

BERTHA - Sydney Weniger went 3-5 with a home run and five RBIs to lead the No. 2 Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders past No. 7 West Central 12-2 in Tuesday's South Subsection 6-1A playoffs.

Sarah Moenkedick was 2-4 with a triple and a double and Hannah VanHale finished 2-3 with a double.

Jordan Carr pitched all five innings striking out eight and walking four.

West Central 2 4 6

Bertha-Hewitt/V 12 12 1

five innings

WP: Jordan Carr. LP: Doranna Blascyk. 2B: BHV-Sarah Moenkedick, Madison Valley, Hannah VanHale. 3B: BHV-Moenkedick. HR: BHV-Sydney Weniger. Overall: BHV 14-4. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale vs. Pillager in South Subsection 6-1A playoffs at Alexandria 4 p.m. Thursday.

Pillager 15, Ashby 5

PILLAGER - Ashley Hanson went 4-4 with a double, four runs and two RBIs to lead the No. 3 Pillager Huskies past sixth-seeded Ashby 15-5 in the opening round of the South Subsection 6-1A tournament Tuesday.

Autumn Borders finished 3-4 with a double and Melinda Cunningham was 3-4 with four RBIs.

Ashby 5 5 6

Pillager 15 17 4

5 innings

WP: Lacy Hiltner. LP: Abbigail Ras. 2B: P-Ashley Hanson, Melinda Cunningham, Hiltner, Madison Ruhl. Overall: Pill 11-7. Next: Pillager vs. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale in South Subsection 6-1A playoffs at Alexandria 4 p.m. Thursday.

PR-B 12, LP-A 4

PINE RIVER - Miah Hansen struck out eight, walked six and allowed two earned runs for the third-seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers as they defeated No. 6 Lake Park-Audubon 12-4 Tuesday in the opening round of North Subsection 6-1A playoffs.

PR-B's Alexus Reddick went 3-3 with three runs and two RBIs and Olivia Davidson was 3-4 with an RBI.

Liz Downie went 2-5 with an RBI and Emma Mills was 2-2 with three RBIs.

Lake Park-Audubon 4 4 3

Pine River-Backus 12 13 3

WP: Miah Hansen. LP: Maria Miosek. Overall: PRB 14-5. Next: Pine River-Backus vs. Menahga/Frazee winner in North Subsection 6-1A playoffs at Menahga 4 p.m. Thursday.

Paynesville 19,

Staples-Motley 3

PAYNESVILLE - The No. 7 seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals ended their season with a 19-3 loss to the second-seeded Paynesville Bulldogs during the West Subsection 6-2A playoffs Tuesday.

Staples-Motley 3 4 4

Paynesville 19 10 3

WP: Kayla Schaefer. LP: Carly Smith. Overall: SM 5-15.

Minnewaska 3, W-DC 1

MINNEWASKA - Casey Volkmann and Maddy Hinojos each collected two hits for No. 8 seeded Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in Tuesday's 3-1 West Subsection 6-2A opening-round loss to top-seeded Minnewaska.

Ashley Peters hit an RBI single to score Volkmann for W-DC's lone run.

Morgan Ziese struck out two, walked none and allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings.

Wadena-DC 1 5 1

Minnewaska 3 7 2

WP: Morgan Hess. LP: Morgan Ziese. Final record: WDC 2-18.

Milaca 6, Pierz 0

MILACA - Brianna Meyer contributed a double for the No. 8 seeded Pierz Pioneers, who were eliminated by the top-seeded Milaca Wolves 6-0 in Tuesday's East Subsection 6-2A playoffs.

Kelsi Stuckmayer and Brittney Boser had the only other two hits for the Pioneers who finish 1-19.

Pierz 0 3 3

Milaca 6 5 0

LP: Brittney Boser. 2B: P-Brianna Meyer. Overall: Prz finishes 1-19.

What To Read Next
Hull was a five-time 50-goal scorer, led the NHL in goalscoring seven times, twice won the Hart Trophy and was voted a First-Team All-Star on the left wing 10 times.
The Central Lakes College Raiders faced Itasca Saturday, Jan. 28.
The Central Lakes College Raiders traveled to Grand Rapids Saturday, Jan. 28.
Former Brainerd Warrior Olivia King is enjoying her senior season as a member of the University of Minnesota Gopher women's hockey team.