Area Softball: Pillager roughs up Mercs
PILLAGER--Samantha Thomas went 2-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBIs for the No. 1-seeded Pillager Huskies in their 15-3 South Subsection 5-1A second round win against No. 5 McGregor Tuesday.
PILLAGER-Samantha Thomas went 2-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBIs for the No. 1-seeded Pillager Huskies in their 15-3 South Subsection 5-1A second round win against No. 5 McGregor Tuesday.
Miranda Paananen earned the win. She allowed three unearned runs over five innings and helped her own cause by going 2-for-3 with a double and knocked in two runs for the Huskies, who have won eight in a row.
McGregor 3 5 5
Pillager 15 7 4
(4 ½ innings)
WP: Miranda Paananen. LP: Lacey Baker. 2B: P-Samantha Thomas, Paananen, Jenna Woidyla. Overall: P 14-7. Next: Pillager in South Subsection 5-1A Tournament vs. No. 2 Braham at Mora 4 p.m. Thursday.
Cathedral 2, Pierz 1
WAITE PARK-Brianna Meyer's first-inning run put Pierz up 1-0, but a two-run St. Cloud Cathedral sixth inning upended the No. 4 seeded Pioneers 2-1 in Tuesday's second round of the South Section 6-2A Tournament.
Cathedral, seeded No. 1 and ranked ninth in Class 2A, defeated Pierz 3-2 during the regular season.
Meyer's first-inning run came off a throwing error by the shortstop. In the bottom of the sixth, Cathedral hitters knocked out two doubles, driving in two runs.
The Pioneers put runners at second and third in the seventh, but stranded them.
Brittany Boser pitched six innings, striking out 11 and walking just one.
Pierz faces Melrose in a loser's bracket game Thursday.
Pierz 1 2 0
Cathedral 2 5 2
WP: Megan Voit. LP: Brittany Boser. 3B: P-Taylor Cummings. Overall: P 12-6. Next: No. 4 Pierz vs Melrose in South Section 6-2A Tournament at Waite Park losers bracket game 5 p.m. Thursday
Mora 4, Aitkin 0
MORA-Six players collected a hit for the Aitkin Gobblers, who were eliminated from the Section 7-2A Tournament Tuesday with a 4-0 loss to the Mora Mustangs.
Aitkin 0 6 1
Mora 4 12 0
WP: Wrenn. LP: Corri Sanbeck. 2B: A-Sanbeck. Overall: Aitkin finishes 10-11.
Rush City 10, C-I 0
RUSH CITY-Anable Duerr had the only hit for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers, who saw their season conclude with a 10-0 loss to the Rush City Tigers Tuesday in the first round of the Section 7-2A Tournament.
Crosby-Ironton 0 1 6
Rush City 10 10 0
WP: Grant. LP: Mattie Kovatovich. Overall: C-I finishes 4-17.