Area Softball: Porter hits two homers for Pierz
KIMBALL--Jade Porter finished 2-5 with four RBIs and two home runs as the Pierz Pioneers split with the Kimball Cubs winning 9-6 and losing 11-4 in a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader Thursday, May 9.
KIMBALL-Jade Porter finished 2-5 with four RBIs and two home runs as the Pierz Pioneers split with the Kimball Cubs winning 9-6 and losing 11-4 in a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader Thursday, May 9.
In Game One, Pierz's Emily Sadlovsky struck out seven and Taylor Cummings went 3-4.
Terri Tretter registered a double in Game Two. Porter added a triple and Cummings struck out two for the Pioneers.
Kimball 6 8 1
Pierz 9 12 3
WP: Emily Sadlovsky. HR: Jade Porter(2).
Kimball 11 11 1
Pierz 4 7 0
LP: Taylor Cummings. 2B: Terri Tretter. 3B: Jade Porter. Next: Pierz hosts Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 4 p.m. Friday, May 10 (2).
Little Falls drops 2
ALBANY-Marre Welinski doubled in Game One and tripled in Game Two, but the Little Falls Flyers dropped both games of a Granite Ridge Conference doubleheader to Albany 8-4, 12-8 Thursday, May 9.
Savea Zimmerman and Vy Do each knocked out two hits in Game One, while Abby Poser added a double and two RBIs.
Allie Steinmetz pitched six innings striking out four.
Zimmerman went 2-3 in Game Two. Welisnki finished 2-4 with the triple. Ava Filippi struck out five batters in her six innings of work.
Albany 8 9 1
Little Falls 4 7 0
WP: Courtney Arceneau. LP: Allie Steinmetz. 2B: LF-Marre Welinski, Sadie Sue Houdek, Savea Zimmerman, Abby Poser.
Albany 12 11 1
Little Falls 8 10 3
WP: Hannah Litchy. LP: Ava Filippi. 3B: Marre Welinski. Next: Little Falls at St. Cloud Cathedral 3: p.m. Monday, May 13
Hill City 10, PRB 6
HILL CITY-Emma Barchus and Danielle Burgoyne each went 2-4 with a run scored for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in a 10-6 non-conference loss to Hill City Thursday, May 9.
Jamie Johnson contributed a double for the 6-5 Tigers.
Hill City 10 8 9
Pine River-Backus 6 9 6
WP: Lathrop. LP: Jada Olivier. 2B: PRB-Jamie Johnson. Overall: PRB 6-5. Next: Pine River-Backus at Menahga 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 10.
BHV drops 2
VERNDALE-Tess Jones went 2-4 with a home run and scored two runs for the Raiders in Game Two as Bertha-Hewitt fell 14-1 and 14-8 to the New York Mills Eagles in a Park Region Conference doubleheader Thursday, May 9.
Losing pitcher Melanie Line's RBI single was the only hit for BHV in the first game.
In the second game, Mikayla Hinzmann finished 2-4, while Kaija Weishalla and Joelle Bounds each drove in two runs.
New York Mills 14 16 1
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 1 1 4
WP: Tiffany Thompson. LP: Melanie Line.
New York Mills 14 15 1
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 8 10 1
WP: Kenna Salo. LP: MiKayla Hinzmann. HR: BHV-Tess Johnes. Conference: BHV 7-4. Overall: BHV 10-6. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Wadena-Deer Creek 3 p.m. Friday, May 10.
WDC drops 2
MENAHGA-Madison Carsten tallied two doubles and Mackenzie Carsten struck out 10, but Wadena-Deer Creek dropped a pair of Park Region Conference games to Menahga, 15-2, 7-4 Thursday, May 9.
Laura Krause doubled in Game One to account for one of the four Wolverines hits.
Courtny Warren knocked out a double in Game Two finishing 2-3. Madison Carsten was 2-4 with two doubles as WDC totaled six hits.
Mackenzie Carsten pitched seven innings and took the loss.
Menahga 15 9 1
WDC 2 4 5
WP: Marjamaa. LP: Myja Nemeth. 2B: WDC-Laura Krause.
Menahga 7 9 1
WDC 4 6 4
WP: Marjamaa. LP: Mackenzie Carsten. 2B: WDC-Courtny Warren, Madison Carsten (2). Next: Wadena-Deer Creek hosts Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 3 p.m. Friday, May 10.