Area Softball: Pierz advances in winner’s bracket
Five area softball games Friday, June 4
WAITE PARK — Halle Zupan went 3-4 with two doubles and three RBIs in No. 1 seeded Pierz’s 8-7 win over No. 5 seeded Holdingford in the Section 6-2A semifinals Friday, June 4.
Tori Wagner struck out two and pitched two innings. Emily Sadlovsky earned the win and pitched five innings.
Kiara Olesch went 1-2 with three runs for Pierz.
Holdingford 7 8 2
Pierz 8 9 6
WP: Emily Sadlovsky. 2B: Prz-Halle Zupan. Overall: Prz 22-1. Next: Pierz at Annandale in the Section 6-2A championship 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 8.
BHV 3, Isle 1
MORA — Reagan Ludovissie ripped a triple in Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale’s 3-1 win over top-seeded Isle in the Section 5-1A semifinals Friday, June 4.
Hailey Hudalla pitched all seven innings and struck out eight in the win for the Raiders.
BHV scored three runs on only two hits to reach the championship game of the winner’s bracket.
BHV 3 2 0
Isle 1 6 5
WP: Hailey Hudalla. 3B: BHV-Reagen Ludovissie. Overall: BHV 10-12. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale vs. West-Sebeka in Brainerd 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8.
PRB 14, WHA 11
SEBEKA — Ramsey Tulenchik went 3-6 with a double and triple as the No. 4 seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers defeated the No. 3 seeded Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves 14-11 in nine innings in the Section 5-1A loser’s bracket Friday, June 4.
Tulenchik added five RBIs for the Tigers in the win. Rylee Norman went 2-4 with three RBIs including a double.
Annabelle Knapp tallied two doubles in the win. Victoria Koering drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth on a groundout.
Jaime Johnson earned the win and pitched all nine innings. She struck out seven and walked six.
PRB 14 14 5
WHA 11 8 4
WP: Jamie Johnson. 2B: PRB-Rylee Norman, Ramsey Tulenchik, Annabelle Knapp (2), Victoria Koering, Gracie Crimmins. 3B: PRB-Ramsey Tulenchik.
Hill City/Northland 11, PRB 9
SEBEKA — Rylee Norman ripped a double and triple for Pine River-Backus in its 11-9 loss to Hill City/Northland in the Section 5-1A loser’s bracket Friday, June 4.
Jamie Johnson ripped a triple and struck out four in the pitching circle.
Danielle Buroyne, Ramsey Tulenchik, Victoria Koering and Neveah Middendorf all recorded doubles for the Tigers in the loss.
PRB ends its season 12-12
PRB 9 14 4
Hill City 11 10 2
WP: . LP: Jamie Johnson. 2B: PRB-Danielle Burgoyne, Ramsey Tulenchik, Victoria Koering, Rylee Norman, Neveah Middendorf. 3B: PRB-Jamie Johnson, Rylee Norman. Overall: PRB 12-12.
Osakis 12, Pillager 2
WAITE PARK — Pillager fell to Osakis 12-2 in the Section 6-2A loser’s bracket Thursday, June 4.
The Huskies finish their season 11-12