Area Softball: Miska pitches third-ranked Patriots past BHV
VERNDALE--Kathryn Miska struck out 14 and didn't walk a batter for Class 2A's third-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots who defeated the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders 7-2 in non-conference play Thursday.
VERNDALE-Kathryn Miska struck out 14 and didn't walk a batter for Class 2A's third-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots who defeated the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders 7-2 in non-conference play Thursday.
Clare Ganley finished 2-4 at the plate with a double and RBI. Miska and Cassandra Haman each had two singles for the Patriots.
Madison Valley was 2-3 with a triple for BHV while Sydney Weniger and Haley Youngbauer recorded two hits apiece.
Pequot Lakes 7 9 0
B-H/Verndale 2 9 0
WP: Kathryn Miska. LP: Jordan Carr. 2B: PL-Clare Ganley. 3B: BHV-Madison Valley. HR: . Overall: PL 9-1, BHV 5-5. Next: Pequot Lakes at Aitkin 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Menahga 4 p.m. Tuesday (2).
PR-Backus 17, Red Lake 5
RED LAKE-Cheyenne Swenson and Baily Wynn tripled and the Pine River-Backus Tigers took advantage of the long ball and 10 errors by Red Lake in a five-inning 17-5 win over the Warriors in an Upper Mississippi Conference game Thursday.
Miah Hansen and Alex Reddick recorded doubles for the Tigers who are 6-0 in the conference, 7-2 overall.
Pine River-B 17 7 4
Red Lake 5 1 10
WP: Jada Olivier. LP: Kingbird. 2B: Miah Hansen, Alex Reddick. 3B: PRB-Cheyenne Swenson, Baily Wynn. Conference: PRB 5-0. Overall: PRB 7-2. Next: Pine River-Backus at Sebeka 4:30 p.m Friday.
Isle 7, Crosby-Ironton 2
ISLE-Bryanna Wilson was 1-2 with a triple and Abigail Froidoceur 2-3 for Crosby-Ironton in the Rangers' 7-2 non-conference loss to Isle Thursday.
Crosby-Ironton 2 4 3
Isle 7 8 0
WP: Kayla. Larson. LP: Mattie Kovatovich. 3B: CI-Bryanna Wilson. Overall: C-I 2-7. Next: at Hill City Tournament 9:30 Saturday.
Albany 16, Little Falls 7
LITTLE FALLS-Linzee Gerads was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Little Falls Flyers in their 16-7 Granite Ridge Conference loss to the Albany Huskies Thursday.
Chelsea Moran was 2-for-4 with two doubles and drove in a run during the seven-run fifth inning for the Flyers. Kali Mammenga collected three hits with an RBI for the Flyers.
Albany 16 13 0
Little Falls 7 11 8
WP: Courtney Buerman. LP: Christy Masog. 2B: LF-Chelsea Moran 2, Savea Zimmerman. Conference: LF 0-4. Overall: LF 1-6. Next: Little Falls at Mora 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Maple Lake sweeps Pierz
PIERZ-The Pierz Pioneers were swept 11-0 and 16-7 in their Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader with the Maple Lake Irish. After beginning the season with four consecutive wins, the Pioneers have lost six straight.
Maple Lake 11, Pierz 0
Maple Lake 16, Pierz 7
Conference: Prz 2-4. Overall: Prz 4-6. Next: Pierz hosts Paynesville 4 p.m. Monday.
Park Rapids 11,
Wadena-Deer Creek 1
WADENA-Kelsie Pierce went 2-for-3 and hit a double during the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines' 11-1 loss to the unbeaten Park Rapids Panthers (9-0) Thursday. Kayla Peters also doubled for the Wolverines.
Park Rapids 11 12 0
Wadena-Deer Creek 1 5 2
WP: M. Bellanger. LP: Ashley Lehmkuhl. 2B: WDC-Kelsie Pierce, Kayla Peters. Overall: WDC 0-10. Next: WDC hosts Perham 4:30 p.m. Friday.