Area Softball: Rangers rally from 12 down to beat Hill City

CROSBY--Emelie Froidcoeur went 2-for-5 with four RBIs, four stolen bases and scored two runs to help Crosby-Ironton rally from a 12-run deficit and beat Hill City 17-16 Thursday.

CROSBY-Emelie Froidcoeur went 2-for-5 with four RBIs, four stolen bases and scored two runs to help Crosby-Ironton rally from a 12-run deficit and beat Hill City 17-16 Thursday.

C-I's Kaitlyn Johnson was 2-for-2 with three walks, three RBIs and three runs scored. The Rangers trailed 12-0 entering the bottom of the third inning. C-I's Mattie Kovatovich held on for her first career win on the mound.

Hill City 16 10 2

Crosby-Ironton 17 9 6

WP: Mattie Kovatovich. LP: Madison Lathrop. Overall: C-I 1-1. Next: Pillager at Crosby-Ironton 4:30 p.m. Friday.


Aitkin 3, Braham 2

AITKIN-Claire Browning went 3-for-4 and recorded an RBI and a double during the Aitkin Gobblers 3-2 Great River Conference win over the Braham Bombers Thursday.

Chandra MacDonald also tallied a double for the Gobblers.

Aitkin 3 13 1

Braham 2 6 2

WP: Maren Butenhoff. LP: Angela Bendickson. 2B: Claire Browning, Chandra MacDonald. Conference: A 1-1. Overall: A 1-2. Next: Aitkin at Staples-Motley 4 p.m. Friday.

Pierz 2, Paynesvile 1

PAYNESVILLE-Brittney Boser pitched a one-hitter for the Pierz Pioneers, who defeated Paynesville 2-1 in their Central Minnesota Conference opener Tuesday.


Boser struck out 10 and walked one, while allowing the one hit and an unearned run.

Brianna Meyer and Katie Funk were both 1-3 with an RBI for the Pioneers.

Pierz 2 4 3

Paynesville 1 1 1

WP: Brittney Boser. Conference: Prz 1-0. Overall: Prz 2-0. Next: Pierz at Royalton 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Pillager 11, Menahga 4

MENAHGA-Brooke Hunstad fanned 12 hitters and went the distance for the Pillager Huskies in their 11-4 Park Region Conference victory over the Menahga Braves Thursday.

Pillager's Emma Litke and Kylie Woidyla each collected two singles.


Pillager 11 10 3

Menahga 4 4 5

WP: Brooke Hunstad. LP: Leah Schwartz. Conference: P 3-1. Overall: P 3-1. Next: Pillager at Crosby-Ironton 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Pine River-Backus 22, Cass Lake-Bena 4

PINE RIVER-Pine River-Backus' Miah Hansen recorded a double and pitched the 22-4 complete-game Upper Mississippi Conference victory over the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers Thursday in their season opener.

Hansen tallied seven strikeouts. Allison Anderson recorded a double and one RBI for the Tigers.

Pine River-Backus 22 9 2

Cass Lake-Bena 4 3 4


(5 innings)

WP: Miah Hansen. LP: M Schmid. 2B: Allison Anderson, Miah Hansen. Conference: PRB 1-0. Overall: PRB 1-0. Next: Pine River-Backus at Park Rapids Invitational 9 a.m. Saturday.

New York Mills sweeps BHV

NEW YORK MILLS-Haley Youngbauer's double was the only extra base hit for the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Pirates, who were swept 7-2 and 12-1 by New York Mills in Thursday's Park Region Conference doubleheader.

Game One

BH/Verndale 2 4 2

New York Mills 7 6 2

WP: Rhiana Roberts. LP: Jordan Carr. 2B: BHV-Haley Youngbauer.


Game Two

New York Mills 12 8 2

BH/Verndale 1 3 6

WP: Kenna Salo. LP: Madison Valley. Conference: BHV 1-3. Overall: BHV 1-3. Next: Long Prairie-Grey Eagle vs. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Bertha 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Sebeka 7, Wadena-Deer Creek 6

SEBEKA-Lauren Soroko went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in their 7-6 Park Region Conference loss to the Sebeka Trojans Thursday.

W-DC's Lila Lohmiller was 2-for-4 with one RBI and Kelsie Pierce collected two singles.

Wadena-DC 6 7 2


Sebeka 7 8 0

WP: Ava Rathcke. LP: Ashley Lehmkuhl. Conference: WDC 0-3. Overall: WDC 0-3. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Sauk Centre 4:30 p.m. Friday.

St. Cloud Cathedral 7, Little Falls 1

ST. CLOUD-Chelsea Moran was 2-3 with a double and run scored in the Little Falls Flyers 7-1 Granite Ridge Conference loss to St. Cloud Cathedral Tuesday.

The Flyers Megan Kick was also 2-3 with an RBI.

St. Cloud Cathedral 7 12 1

Little Falls 1 5 1

WP: Megan Voit. LP: Linzee Gerads. 2B: Chelsea Moran. Conference: LF 0-1. Overall: LF 0-2. Next: Little Falls at Zimmerman 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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