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Area Baseball: Rangers defend home field against Pillager

CROSBY—Nate Williams tallied a double and four hits, while Logan Grittner was 3-4 with a double and six RBIs in an 11-8 non-conference win for Crosby-Ironton over Pillager Monday, May 13.

The Rangers scored three runs in both the first and second inning to jump out to a quick lead and collected 12 hits.

Pillager's Blake Clark went 2-4 with two RBIs and run. Sam Jensen went 2-4 with a double, RBI and two runs scored. Griffin Decker added a double

Pillager 8 8 4

Crosby-Ironton 11 12 1

WP: Matt Christopher. LP: Blake Clark. 2B: CI-Nate Williams, Logan Grittner; P-Sam Jensen, Griffin Decker. Next: Crosby-Ironton hosts Rush City 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14; Pillager hosts New York Mills 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.

Pequot Lakes wins 2

PEQUOT LAKES—Austin Meister, Dylan Mesenbrink and Daltin Ackerman all knocked out two hits in a 7-2 Game One win and Cam Anderson struck out six batters in a 18-0 Game Two win for Pequot Lakes over Park Rapids in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Monday, May 13

Meister and Mesenbrink each collected two RBI and Ackerman knocked out a triple in Game One.

Anderson shut down the Panthers for six innings in Game two, giving up just one hit along with the six strikeouts.

Dylin Ackerman was 3-3 with three RBI and Sam Pfeiffer went 2-4 with two RBIs.

Game One

Park Rapids 2 7 1

Pequot Lakes 7 11 1

WP: Austin Meister. LP: Brendan Kruchowski. 3B: PL-Daltin Ackerman.

Game Two

Park Rapids 0 1 4

Pequot Lakes 18 12 2

WP: Cam Anderson. LP: Alex Niemela. 2B: PL-Daltin Anderson, Dylin Ackerman, Grant Kotaska, Josh Lelwica, Austin Meister. Conference: PL 5-1. Overall: PL 9-4. Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Staples-Motley 4 p.m. Friday, May 17.

PRB 10, Red Lake 0

PINE RIVER—Dalton Middendorf drove in three runs as the Pine River-Backus Tigers crushed the Red Lake Mustangs 10-0 in five innings Monday, May 13th.

PR-B's Irvin Tulenchik recorded two runs, an RBI and a double in the Northland Conference game.

Red Lake 0 2 2

Pine River-Backus 10 11 0

WP: George Davidson. LP: J Barrett. 2B: PRB-Nolan Olivier, Irvin Tulenchik, Torry Hirschey. Conference: PRB 4-3. Overall: PRB 4-5. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Tuesday, May 14th, 5:30pm.

W-DC 10, S-M 0

WADENA—Wadena-Deer Creek's Lleyton Pettit struck out two and allowed just three hits as he pitched the Wolverines to a 10-0 non-conference win over the Staples-Motley Cardinals Monday, May 13.

Noah Roers finished 3-3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs for W-DC. Wyatt Hamann went 2-3 with two RBIs and a run and Colby Schertler w2ent 2-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI.

The Cardinals saw hits from Tom Kossan, Brayden Christiansen and Emmitt Winkels.

Staples-Motley 0 3 2

Wadena-Deer Creek 10 11 0

WP: Lleyten Pettit. LP: Ben Olander. 2B: WDC-Colby Schertler, Noah Roers. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek hosts Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14; Staples-Motley hosts Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

Aitkin 8, Greenway 1

BOVEY—Jake Ince, Jon Blanchette and Owen Miller each tallied two hits for Aitkin as the Gobblers totaled nine hits on their way to an 8-1 win over Greenway in a non-conference game Monday, May 13.

The Gobblers led 8-1 after three innings.

Tate Kuppich got the start and he pitched seven innings, giving up six hits and striking out six batters.

Greenway 1 6 3

Aitkin 8 9 0

WP: Tate Kuppich. LP: Ryan Olson. 2B: A-Caiden Kjelstrom, Jake Ince.

Duluth Denfeld 6, Aitkin 5

PENGILLY—Aitkin's John Blanchette was 2-4 with a run and two RBIs as the Gobblers fell 6-5 to Duluth Denfeld Monday, May 13th.

Kyle Cluff recorded a double for the Gobblers in the non-conference game.

Denfeld 6 8 2

Aitkin 5 6 1

WP: Matt Rukawina. LP: Kyle Cluff. 2B: A-Carter Dox. HR: D-Darren Shykes. Grand Slam: Darren Shykes.Next: Aitkin at Pine City 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.

Cathedral 2, Little Falls 1

LITTLE FALLS—Arik Schwanke went 1-3 with a double and recorded the only run for the Little Falls Flyers as they fell 2-1 to the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders Monday, May 13th.

The Flyers' Travis Wenzel struck out eight and allowed two runs on eight hits and one walk in the Granite Ridge Conference game.

Cathedral 2 8 2

Little Falls 1 2 1

WP: Jon Bell. LP: Travis Wenzel. 2B: LF-Arik Schwanke. C-Shane Corbett. Conference: LF 6-2. Overall: LF 8-5. Next: Little Falls hosts Foley 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.