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Area Softball: Pierz picks up first win of season

ROYALTON - Kendra Fischer pitched three shutout innings in relief and was 2-4 with a double to lead the Pierz Pioneers to their first win of the season, 7-5, over Royalton in non-conference play Tuesday.

ROYALTON - Kendra Fischer pitched three shutout innings in relief and was 2-4 with a double to lead the Pierz Pioneers to their first win of the season, 7-5, over Royalton in non-conference play Tuesday.

Pierz starting pitcher Shelbie Boser went 3-4 with three RBIs and a run. Hannah Kahl contributed two hits.

Pierz 7 12 2

Royalton 5 9 5

WP: Brittney Boser. 2B: Prz-Kendra Fischer. Overall: Prz 1-13. Next: Pierz at Rockford 4 p.m. Thursday (2).

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Aitkin 11, East Central 3

AITKIN - Kaley Considine went 3-4 with a single, double and triple in the Aitkin Gobblers 11-3 Great River Conference victory over East Central Tuesday.

Considine also drove in three runs and scored twice. Claire Browning was 2-4 with a double and triple. Taylor Ehnstrom finished 3-4 with a double and two RBIs. Also contributing two hits were winning pitcher Maren Butenhoff and Carmen Ferdelman.

East Central 3 4 3

Aitkin 11 15 3

WP: Maren Butenhoff. LP: Bailey Kroschel. 2B: A-Taylor Ehnstrom, Kaley Considine. 3B: A-COnsidine, Claire Browning. Conference: A 5-3. Overall: A 10-6. Next: Aitkin hosts Mora 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

C-I 0-2

PERHAM - Kaitlyn Johnson doubled, scored and recorded one RBI during a 10-3 Game One loss to Perham in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader.

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Johnson tallied a hit and a run in a 12-2 Game Two loss

Game One

Perham 10 7 1

C-I 3 6 5

WP: Allie Doll. LP: Molly McCusker. 2B: CI-Kaitlyn Johnson.

Game Two

Perham 12 12 2

C-I 2 2 6

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LP: Molly McCusker. Conference: CI 0-12. Overall: CI 2-16. Next: Crosby-Ironton at Ogilvie 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Little Falls wins two

LITTLE FALLS - Linzee Gerads picked up both wins as the Little Falls Flyers swept the Albany Huskies 8-1, 10-6 in a Granite Ridge Conference doubleheader Tuesday.

Kendra Pohlman homered and Katelynn Kaneski went 3-3 with a double and three RBIs in the opener. Marissa Virnig also doubled and Sarah Gold had two hits.

In the nightcap, Chelsea Moran went 3-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and a run and Mikayla Gottwalt finished 3-4 with a double and two runs. Gerads and Virnig had two hits each.

Game One

Albany 1 5 0

Little Falls 8 8 0

WP: Linzee Gerads. LP: Courtney Buerman. 2B: LF-Katelynn Kaneski, Marissa Virnig. HR: LF-Kendra Pohlman.

Game Two

Albany 6 12 1

Little Falls 10 10 3

WP: Linzee Gerads. LP: Courtney Buerman. 2B: .LF-Chelsea Moran 2, Mikayla Gottwalt. Conference: LF 7-7. Overall: LF 9-10. Next: Little Falls at Sauk Centre 5 p.m. Thursday.

Pequot wins two

PEQUOT LAKES - Kathryn Miska just missed hurling two no-hitters for the Pequot Lakes Patriots, who downed the Pine River-Backus Tigers 2-0 and 13-0 in Tuesday's non-conference doubleheader.

The Patriots' junior pitcher walked just one, while striking out 16 in the opener and struck out 11, while giving one hit and three walks in the five-inning nightcap. Miska has three no-hitters, three one-hit contests and eight shutouts this season.

Hannah Zimmerman doubled and scored a run in Game One and Clare Ganley got her first varsity hit and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jessica Faacks.

Faacks was 2-3 with a double, three runs and two RBIs in Game Two and Barbara Miller was 2-4 with a double and RBI. Caitlyn Carkhuff was also 2-3.

Mckayla Riedel collected the Tigers only a hit, a double, with one out in the fifth and final inning.

Game One

Pine River-B 0 0 1

Pequot Lakes 2 5 2

WP: Kathryn Miska. LP: Miah Hansen. 2B: PL-Hannah Zimmerman.

Game Two

Pine River-B 0 1 5

Pequot Lakes 13 8 0

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WP: Miska. LP: Hansen. 2B: PL-Barbara Miller, Jessica Faacks; PRB-Mckayla Riedel. Overall: PL 17-2, PRB 12-5. Next: Pequot Lakes in South Subsection 7-2A tournament TBA; Pine River-Backus hosts Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Pillager splits

BATTLE LAKE - Pillager's Hailea Books smacked a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh to drive in Autumn Borders for a 6-5 win over Ottertail Central in Game Two of their Park Region Conference doubleheader Tuesday.

Books finished Game Two 2-4 with a double and two runs and Ashley Hanson went 2-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Borders was 2-3 with a double and Summer Alexander doubled, but those were the only three hits the Huskies could muster in a 1-0 loss in the opener.

Lacy Hiltner took the loss pitching all seven innings allowing only three hits and one unearned run that scored on Pillager's only error.

Game One

Pillager 0 3 1

OTC 1 3 0

WP: Hanna Ranstad. LP: Lacy Hiltner. 2B: Pil-Autumn Borders, Summer Alexander.

Game Two

Pillager 6 9 3

OTC 5 6 5

WP: Abby Brooks. LP: Hanna Ranstad. 2B: Hailea Books, Ashley Hanson. Conference: Pill 9-6. Overall: Pill 5-5. Next: Pillager at Sebeka 4:00 p.m. Thursday (2).

Carr, B-H/V win two

SEBEKA - Jordan Carr pitched two complete games for the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders, who defeated the Sebeka Trojans 10-4, 12-7 in Tuesday's Park Region Conference doubleheader.

Jordyn Glenz went 2-4 with a home run, double, four RBIs and two runs in the opener. Sydney Weniger was 2-4 with a double and Michael Powers also doubled. Hannah VanHale and Madison Valley each had two hits.

Elyssa Kern was 2-3 with a double and three runs in Game Two. Kylee Wright also contributed a double.

Game One

B-H/Verndale 10 12 3

Sebeka 4 4 2

WP: Jordan Carr. LP: Emily Huotari. 2B: BHV-Jordyn Glenz, Sydney Weniger, Michaela Powers. HR: BHV-Glenz.

Game Two

Sebeka 12 9 3

B-H/Verndale 7 10 2

WP: Jordan Carr. LP: Ava Rathcke. 2B: BHV-Elyssa Kern, Kylee Wright. Conference: BHV 5-3. Overall: BHV 9-4. Next: Ottertail Central at Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Melrose 12, Staples-Motley 11

MELROSE - Quinn Uhlmann had the potent bat for Staples-Motley Tuesday as she went 3-3 with a three-run homer and a two-run double in a 12-11 loss to Melrose in a non-conference game.

Sarah Daly also finished 4-5 with two RBIs and two runs for the Cardinals.

Staples-Motley 11 11 5

Melrose 12 11 2

WP: Sandra Sperenger. LP: Carly Smith. 2B: SM-Quinn Uhlmann. HR: SM -Quinn Uhlmann. Overall: SM 5-13. Next: Staples-Motley hosts Minnewaska 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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