Area Softball: Patriots open with 2 wins
Three area teams competed in the Frazee Tournament.
FRAZEE — Morgan Eckes pitched Pequot Lakes to two wins, including a no-hitter, as the Patriots finished 2-1 at the Frazee tournament Saturday, April 17.
Even the one loss could have been a victory as Kaitlyn Geschchwill pitched a complete-game gem. She finished with nine strikeouts and allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks in a 3-1 loss to Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton. Taylor Sherack hit an RBI single in the seventh, but the Patriots left the bases loaded in the seventh.
In a season-opening 1-0 victory over Frazee, Maci Martini hit a solo home run in the fourth inning for the lone run. It was her first varsity hit.
Eckes allowed two hits and four walks and struck out eight.
In a four-inning 16-1 blowout of East Grand Forks, Ekes struck out five, walked four and didn’t allow a hit and just one unearned run.
Maya Orvis finished 4-4 with two doubles and five RBIs. Geschwill, Afton Crocker and Quinn Trottier each posted two hits, including a home run by Geschwill.
Frazee 0 2 0
Pequot Lakes 1 7 0
WP: Morgan Eckes. LP: Annika Reirson. 2B: . 3B: PL-Rita Ganeley. HR: PL-Maci Martini.
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 3 6 1
Pequot Lakes 1 1 1
WP: Makayla Ejeriruup. LP: Kaitlyn Gesschwill.
East Grand Forks 1 0 4
Pequot Lakes 16 15 1
WP: Eckes. LP: Ella Eggers. 2B: PL-Afton Crocker 2, Maya Orvis 2, Maci Martini, Morgan Eckes, Quinn Trottier. HR: PL-Geschwill. Overall: PL 2-1. Next: Staples-Motley at Pequot Lakes (2) 4 p.m. Monday, April 19.
PR-B wins 1
FRAZEE — Jaime Johnson finished with three hits, including a double and four runs scored as Pine River-Backus topped Staples-Motley 17-8 in the third game at the Frazee tournament Saturday, April 17.
PR-B opened with an 11-8 loss to Mahnomen-Waubun and fell 10-0 to Sebeka in Game Two.
Rylee Norman, Chloe Beavers and Mara Adams finished with two hits against M-W. Danielle Burgoyne posted two hits against Sebeka.
Norman, Adams and Ariana Burns each finished with two hits against S-M.
Mahnomen-Waubun 11 4 2
Pine River-Backus 6 9 5
WP: Bevins. LP: Rylee Norman.
Sebeka 10 7 1
Pine River-Backus 0 5 2
WP: Eckman. LP: Jaime Johnson.
Staples-Motley 8 4 0
Pine River-Backus 17 16 1
WP: Norman. 2B: PRB-Johnson. Overall: PRB 1-2. Next: Pine River-Backus at Blackduck 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20.
Staples-Motley drops 3
FRAZEE — The Staples-Motley Cardinals dropped all three of their games at the Frazee tournament Saturday, April 17.
S-M opened with a loss to Sebeka and then fell to Mahnomen-Waubun and lost 17-8 To Pine River-Backus.
Overall: SM 0-4. Next: Staples-Motley at Pequot Lakes (2) 4 p.m. Monday, April 19..