Area Softball: Huskies sweep Wolverines
WADENA --Brooke Hunstad pitched a 3-hit complete game, went 3-for-4 and tallied three RBIs during the Pillager Huskies' 21-0 Park Region Conference win in Game Two of their Park Region Conference doubleheader against the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolveri...
WADENA -Brooke Hunstad pitched a 3-hit complete game, went 3-for-4 and tallied three RBIs during the Pillager Huskies' 21-0 Park Region Conference win in Game Two of their Park Region Conference doubleheader against the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Thursday. Abby Brooks pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts during Game One in which the Huskies defeated the Wolverines 13-7. She also went 2-for-4 at bat, recording a double and three RBIs.
Kylie Woidyla went 3-for-5, hit a double and registered two RBIs for the Huskies in Game One, and Samantha Thomas went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs in Game Two.
Top hitter for the Wolverines was Lauren Soroko going 2-for-3 and recording two RBIs in Game One.
Pillager 13 15 3
W-DC 7 6 1
WP: Abby Brooks. LP: Ashley Lehmkuhl. 2B: P-Kylie Woidyla, Emma Litke, Abby Brooks, Vanessa Pederson, Haley Books.
Pillager 21 16 0
Wadena-DC 0 3 0
WP: Brooke Hunstad. LP: Lehmkuhl. 2B: P-Samantha Thomas. Conference: Pill 5-3, WDC 0-5. Overall: Pill 6-3, WDC 0-6. Next: Pillager hosts New York Mills 4 p.m. Tuesday (2); Wadena-Deer Creek at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3 p.m. Friday.
PRB 10, N/K 0
PINE RIVER-Miah Hansen struck out 11, walked one and allowed only three hits leading the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a 10-0 six-inning win over the Kelliher/Northome Mustangs in an Upper Mississippi Conference game Thursday.
Hansen was also 2-4 at the plate with a double and two RBIs. Annie Semmler was 2-4 with a double, two runs and two stolen bases. Sydney Davidson doubled and Ashley Anderson tripled.
Kelliher/Northome 0 3 8
PR-Backus 10 6 2
WP: Miah Hansen. LP: Destiny Heck. 2B: PRB-Hansen, Annie Semmler, Sydney Davidson. 3B: PRB-Ashley Anderson. Conference: PRB 3-0. Overall: PRB 4-2. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 4 p.m. Tuesday (2).
Aitkin 6, Pine City 5
AITKIN-Paced by three hits each from Jillian MacDonald and Maren Butenhoff, the Aitkin Gobblers bettered Pine City 6-5 in Great River Conference play Thursday.
The Gobblers outhit the Dragons 13-10. Carmen Ferdelman and Taylor Ehnstrom each recorded two hits. Butenhoff earned the win, and also drove in three runs, as the Gobblers improved to 2-2 in conference play.
Pine City 5 10 0
Aitkin 6 13 1
WP: Maren Butenhoff. LP: Klockl. 2B: A Clair Browning. Conference: A 2-1. Overall: A 2-3. Next: Aitkin at Greenway 4:30 p.m. Monday.
CROSBY-The Crosby-Ironton Rangers managed just five hits, but took advantage of numerous walks to defeat the Upsala Cardinals 12-2 in five innings Thursday in a non-conference game.
Mattie Kovatovich picked up the win, the second of the season for the Rangers. Abigail Froidcoeur was 1-3 with three RBIs and Emelie Froidcoeur was 1-2 with two RBIs and three stolen bases.
Upsala 2 3 0
Crosby-Ironton 12 5 3
WP: Mattie Kovatovich. LP: Katlin Welinski. Overall: CI 2-4. Next: Crosby-Ironton at Staples-Motley 4 p.m. Tuesday (2).
Pequot Lakes 7, Osakis 0
PEQUOT LAKES-Kathryn Miska tossed a two-hit shutout for the Pequot Lakes Patriots who defeated Osakis 7-0 in a non-conference game Thursday.
Miska struck out fifteen and walked none as she picked up her sixth win (fourth shutout) for the undefeated Patriots who have outscored their opponents 67-5.
Laura Squires was 2-4 with a double, Caitlyn Carkhuff was 1-2 with a double and three RBIs and Miska doubled.
Osakis 0 2 2
Pequot Lakes 7 7 0
WP: Kathryn Miska. LP: Tia Dykema. 2B: PL-Miska. Laura Squires, Caitlyn Carkhuff. Overall: PL 6-0. Next: Pequot Lakes at Pierz 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Foley 12, Little Falls 5
LITTLE FALLS-Cheyanne Reller and Christy Masog each doubled with Masog knocking in two runs as the Little Falls Flyers lost to Foley 12-5 in a Granite Ridge Conference game Thursday.
Linzee Gerads struck out six Falcon batters but took the loss.
Foley 12 15 0
Little Falls 5 3 9
WP: Ellie Manderfeld. LP: Linzee Gerads. 2B: Cheyanne Reller, Christy Masog. Conference: LF 0-3. Overall: LF 0-5. Next: Little Falls at Pierz 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
EVW sweeps Pierz
PIERZ-It was feast or famine at the plate for Pierz Thursday as the Pioneers collected nine hits in Game One, while getting just four in Game Two.
Brianna Meyer was Pierz's hitting star in Game One going 3-4 with two RBI in a 15-11 defeat. Ella Kalusche went 2-4 and Lizzy Carson scored three runs.
Kalusche went 1-2 with and had the lone Pioneers RBI in a 2-1 loss in Game Two. Meyer, Carson, and Taylor Cummings each recorded hits for Pierz.
Eden Valley-W 15 8 2
Pierz 11 9 4
LP: Taylor Cummings.
Eden Valley-W 2 1 0
Pierz 1 4 1
LP: Brittney Boser. Conference: P 2-2. Overall: P 4-2. Next: Pierz hosts Pequot Lakes 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Parkers Prairie 9, BHV 7
BERTHA-Michaela Powers was 3-4 with an RBI, stolen base and run scored for Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale in the Raiders' 9-7 Park Region Conference loss to the Parkers Prairie Panthers Thursday.
Parkers Prairie 9 7 1
Bertha-Hewitt/V 7 8 1
WP: Darianne Saxton. LP: Jordan Carr. Conference: BHV 1-4. Overall: BHV 2-4. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale hosts Wadena-Deer Creek 4 p.m. Tuesday.