Area Softball: Pierz knocks off Little Falls big in Granite Ridge game

Five area teams hit the diamond Thursday, April 15


LITTLE FALLS — Emily Sadlovsky struck out seven over seven innings to pitch the Pierz Pioneers to a 9-0 Granite Ridge Conference victory over the Little Falls Flyers Thursday, April 15.

Sadlovksy scattered two hits and one walk for the Pioneers.

Emma Melby went 1-3 with a double and sacrifice fly. She scored a run and drove in a run. Tori Wagner also hit a double for Pierz.

Avery Threkald and Izzy Dukowitz accounted for the Flyers’ hits.


Pierz 9 6 0
Little Falls 0 2 4
WP: Emily Sadlovsky. LP: Ellie Skeesick. 2B: Prz-Emma Melby, Tori Wagner. Conference: Prz 1-0, LF 0-1. Overall: Prz 1-0, LF 0-1. Next: Pierz hosts St. Cloud Cathedral 5 p.m. Friday, April 16; Little Falls at Foley 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20.

Pillager wins 2

VERNDALE — Pillager’s Rachel Wilson and Hannah Christle each knocked out home runs as the Huskies defeated the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders 11-4 and 12-8 in a Park Region Conference doubleheader Thursday, April 15.

Briana Blais was the winning pitcher in both games. She struck out seven in Game one and struck out eight in Game Two

BHV’s Miranda Line recorded a double in Game One and a triple and two RBIs in Game Two.

Pillager’s Olivia Peterson was 4-5 with three runs and three RBIs in Game Two. Wilson was 3-4 with a run and two RBIs and Blais was 2-4 with three RBIs and a run. Brooklyn Rudrud was 3-4 with two runs.

Blais drove in three runs in the opener. She was 2-4 with a run. Jenna Woidyla finished 2-4 with two runs and two RBIs and Hannah Christle was 2-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.


Game One
Pillager 11 12 0
BHV 4 8 0
WP: Briana Blais. LP: Madison Schmitz. 2B: P-Hannah Chrisle (2), Tess Danielson, Jenna Woidyla, Gretta Hall; BHV-Hailey Hudala, Miranda Line, Rebecca Stanley, Reagan Ludovissie.

Game Two
Pillager 12 16 2
BHV 8 6 1
WP: Briana Blais. LP: Hailey Hudala. 2B: P-Olivia Peterson, Blais. 3B: BHV-Miranda Line. HR: P-Rachel Wilson, Hannah Christle. Conference: Pil 2-0, BHV 0-2. Overall: Pil 2-0, BHV 0-2. Next: Pillager hosts Menahga (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 20.

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 14,

Staples-Motley 0

LONG PRAIRIE — Mikayla Richards ripped a triple for the Staples-Motley Cardinals as they fell 14-0 to the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder Thursday, April 15.

Staples-Motley 0 4 3
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 14
LP: Mikayla Richards. 3B: SM-Mikayla Richards. Overall: S-M 0-1. Next: S-M at Frazee Tournament 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17.


Parkers Prairie 10,

Wadena-Deer Creek 5

PARKERS PRAIRIE — Wadena-Deer Creeks’ Mercedes Shulz was 2-4 with a run for the Wolverines who fell 10-5 to the Parkers Prairie Panthers Thursday, April 15, in a Park Region Conference game.

Montana Carsten, Katelyn Gardner and Jenna Dykhoff tallied the other three hits for the Wolverines.

Wadena-Deer Creek 5 5 5
Parkers Prairie 10 9 1
WP: Kieda Wagner. LP: Myja Nemeth. Conference: W-DC 0-1. Overall: W-DC 0-1. Next: W-DC hosts Sebeka (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 20.

Upsala 11,

Crosby-Ironton 3

CROSBY — Crosby-Ironton’s Mya Decent went 2-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored as the Rangers fell 11-3 to Upsala Thursday, April 15.


Also with runs for the Rangers were Briana Miller and Jocelyn Glomski.

Gweneviere Rosecrans pitched five innings and tallied four strikeouts for the Rangers. She also ripped double and tallied an RBI.

Upsala 11 7 1
Crosby-Ironton 3 8 3
LP: Gweneviere Rosecrans. 2B: CI-Mya Decent, Rosecrans. Overall: CI 0-1. Next: C-I hosts Pine City 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 16.
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