Area Softball: Pequot Lakes advances to winner’s bracket final
Four area softball teams competed Thursday, June 3.
FRAZEE — Maci Martini doubled in the fourth inning and drove in two runs which proved to be the winning runs for No. 1 Pequot Lakes in a 3-1 win over No. 5 Barnesville in the Section 8-2A quarterfinals Thursday, June 3.
The Patriots trailed 1-0 going into the fourth inning when Taylor Scherack tripled and scored to tie the game.
Morgan Eckes struck out eight batters and didn’t give up an earned run and was rewarded with the win as the Patriots won for the 11th straight time.
Barnesville 1 5 1
Pequot Lakes 3 3 1
WP: Morgan Eckes. LP: Trinity Gregg. 2B: PL-Maci Martini. 3B: PL-Taylor Scherack.
Pequot Lakes 8, Frazee 3
FRAZEE— Kaitlyn Geschwill went 3-3 with three runs scored and also recorded the win in an 8-3 win for Pequot Lakes over Frazee in the Section 8-2A semifinals Thursday, June 3.
Maya Orvis was 2-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Geschwill struck out 11 batters and gave up two runs. After the second inning, Geschwill and the Patriots defense recorded 17 outs in a row.
Frazee 3 4 4
Pequot Lakes 8 8 1
WP: Kaitlyn Geschwill. LP: Malena Mahowski. 2B: Overall: PL 19-4. Next: Pequot Lakes in the Section 8-2A winner’s bracket final at Frazee 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8.
Pierz 5, Sauk Centre 1
WAITE PARK — Brenna Dickmann went 2-3 with a triple and two runs with one RBI for the Pierz Pioneers in their 5-1 win against the Sauk Center Mainstreeters Thursday, June 2, in the Section 6-2A quarterfinals.
Erika Dickmann had a double with one RBI and Tori Wagner pitched seven innings with nine strikeouts and allowed one hit and one earned run.
Sauk Centre 1 1 3
Pierz 5 5 1
WP: Tori Wagner. LP: . 2B: Erika Dickmann . 3B: Breanna Dickmann. Overall: Prz 21-1. Next: Pierz in Section 6-2A loser’s bracket at Waite Park 7 p.m. Friday, June 4.
BHV 7, Hinckley-Finlayson 4
BERTHA — Reagen Ludovissie hit a double with one run and one RBI for the No. 2 seeded Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders in the Section 5-1A quarterfinals leading the team to a 7-4 win against the No. 3 seeded Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars Thursday, June 3.
Madison Schmitz went 1-3 with one RBI and Becca Stanley also went 1-3 with one RBI. Hailey Hudalla went 2-4 with one RBI and was also the winning pitcher in seven innings. She only allowed six hits and four runs with three strikeouts.
Hinckley-Finlayson 4 6 2
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 7 11 4
WP: Hailey Hudalla. LP: Hopkins. 2B: Reagan Ludovissie. Overall: BHV 9-12. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale vs. Isle in Section 5-1A Semifinals at Mora 4 p.m. Friday, June 4.
Sebeka 14, PRB 4
SEBEKA — Pine River-Backus’ Annabelle Knapp went 4-4 with an RBI for the No. 4 seeded Tigers as they fell 14-4 to the No. 1 seeded Sebeka Trojans in the Section 5-1A quarterfinals Thursday, June 3.
Victoria Koering finished 3-3 with a run and Ramsey Tulenchik went 2-4 with two runs and one RBI.
The Tigers end their season 11-11 overall.
PRB 4 13 2
Sebeka 14 5 2
WP: K Eckman. LP: Jamie Johnson. Overall: PRB 11-11. Next: Pine River-Backus in Section 5-1A loser’s bracket game at Sebeka 11 a.m. Friday, June 4.