Area Softball: Pequot takes care off BHV
Six area teams hit the diamond Friday, April 30
VERNDALE — Morgan Eckes hit a first-inning grand slam for the Pequot Lakes Patriots in their 9-1 win over the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders Friday, April 30.
Eckes also pitched seven innings, allowed two hits, struck out 14 and walked two in the win.
Kaitlyn Geschwill tallied two hits and Maya Orvis belted a triple for Pequot.
Reagan Ludovissie tallied one hit and one run for the Raiders with Carissa Winscher notching an RBI for BHV.
Pequot Lakes 9 9 0
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 1 2 5
WP: Morgan Eckes. LP: Hailey Hudalla. 3B: PL-Maya Orvis. HR: PL-Morgan Eckes. Overall: PL 7-1, BHV 2-5. Next: BHV at Sebeka (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 4; Pequot Lakes at Becker Tournament 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1.
Pine River-Backus 19, Cass Lake-Bena 8
PINE RIVER — Danielle Burgoyne went 2-2 with a triple for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in their 19-8 Northland Conference win over Cass Lake-Bena.
Jaime Johnson earned the win and struck out two. She also ripped a triple for PRB.
Cass Lake-Bena 8 8 4
Pine River-Backus 19 8 4
WP: Jaime Johnson. 3B: PRB-Danielle Burgoyne, Jaime Johnson. Conference: PRB 3-0. Overall: PRB 5-3. Next: PRB at Red Lake 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 3.
Wadena-Deer Creek wins 2
WADENA — Jenna Dykhoff tallied four hits with two doubles over two games in Wadena-Deer Creek’s doubleheader sweep of Pillager 3-2 and 10-8 Friday, April 30.
Myja Nemeth earned the win in Game One and allowed two runs in seven innings pitched.
Emma Hinton tallied three hits in Game Two for WDC.
Brooklyn Rudrud tallied three hits and two RBIs for Pillager in Game Two for Pillager.
Olivia Peterson tallied three hits in Game One and two hits in Game Two for the Huskies.
Pillager 2 8 1
Wadena-Deer Creek 3 6 4
WP: Myja Nemeth. LP: Briana Blais. 2B: Pil-Olivia Peterson (2), Rachel Wilson, Emma Reeder.
Pillager 8 9 2
Wadena-Deer Creek 10 15 2
WP: Nevada Schulz. LP: Briana Blais. 2B: WDC-Jenna Dykhoff (2); Pil-Olivia Peterson, Brooklyn Rudrud. Conference: Pil 3-5, WDC 2-3. Overall: Pil 3-6. WDC 2-4. Next: W-DC hosts New York Mills (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 4; Pillager hosts Ottertail Central (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 4.
Crosby-Ironton drops 2
PARK RAPIDS — Brrynn Hollenhurst tallied two RBIs for Crosby-Ironton in Game One of its doubleheaders lost to the Park Rapids Panthers 15-5, 18-4 Friday, April 30.
Briana Miller went 2-3 with one RBI in Game Two for the Rangers.
Gwen Rosecrans recorded both losses but struck out 12 total over the two games.
Park Rapids 15 10 0
Crosby-Ironton 5 3 6
WP: Tretbar. LP: Gwen Rosecrans. 2B: PR-Harvey, Morr. HR: PR-Tretbar.
Park Rapids 18 16 0
Crosby-Ironton 4 10 3
WP: Ofterdahl. LP: Gwen Rosecrans. 2B: PR-Tretbar, Pachel. HR: PR-Tretbar, Weaver. Conference: CI 2-4. Overall: CI 4-5. Next: Crosby-Ironton at Aitkin (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 4.