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Area Softball: Pierz, PR-B, W-DC score victories

BROOTEN--Brittney Boser was the winning pitcher in both games for the Pierz Pioneers who opened their season by sweeping Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 7-1 and 4-2 in a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader Monday.

BROOTEN-Brittney Boser was the winning pitcher in both games for the Pierz Pioneers who opened their season by sweeping Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 7-1 and 4-2 in a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader Monday.

Boser went six innings allowing just one hit and striking out seven in Game One and went all five innings in Game Two striking out another seven and allowing four hits. She walked just one batter in each game.

Laura Skiba blasted a two-run homer for the Pioneers in the first game while Ella Kalusche went 2-2 stealing two bases and scoring twice. Taylor Cummings contributed a double and two RBIs.

In the second game, Jade Porter finished 2-2 with two runs scored.

Game One

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Pierz 7 9 1

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 1 1 2

WP: Brittney Boser. 2B: Prz-Taylor Cummings. HR: Prz-Laura Skiba.

Pierz 4 7 0

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 2 4 1

WP: Boser. Conference: P 2-0. Overall: P 2-0. Next: Eden Valley-Watkins at Pierz 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26 (2).

PR-B 6, B-H/V 4

BERTHA-Bailey Wynn, Lindsey Tulenchik and Emma Mills drove in runs for the Pine River-Backus Tigers who plated five runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders 6-4 in a non-conference game Monday.

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Jade Olivier was the winning pitcher for the Tigers who improved to 2-0.

Morgan Glenz was 2-4 and Melanie Line tripled for the BH/V.

PR-Backus 6 5 4

B-H/Verndale 4 2 3

WP: Jada Olivier. LP: Shiann Richter. 3B: BH/V-Melanie Line. Overall: PRB 2-0. Overall: B-H/V 0-1. Next: Pillager at Pine River-Backus 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 27; Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale vs. Wadena-Deer Creek at Bertha 4 p.m. (2) Tuesday, April 24.

W-DC 15, Staples-Motley 0

WADENA-Casey Volkmann pitched a three-hit, four-inning 15-0 shutout for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines against the Staples-Motley Cardinals in the season opener for both teams Monday.

Volkmann also had three RBIs including a two-run walk-off double in the bottom of the fourth to end the game. Courtny Warren added a triple and two RBIs while Mackenzie Carsten also drove in two runs.

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Amyah Converse finished 2-2 for the Cards.

Staples-Motley 0 3 2

Wadena-DC 15 10 0

4 innings

WP: Casey Volkmann. LP: Mikayla Richards. 2B: WDC-Volkmann. 3B: WDC-Courtny Warren. HR: . Overall: SM 0-1, WDC 1-0. Next: Staples-Motley at Aitkin 4 p.m. (2) Tuesday, April 24; Wadena-Deer Creek vs. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Bertha 4 p.m. (2) Tuesday, April 24.

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