Area Baseball: Dykhoff, W-DC blank BHV
WADENA—Wadena-Deer Creek's Justin Dykhoff struck out eight and walked two as he pitched all but the final out in a 7-0 Park Region Conference win over the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders Tuesday, May 14.
Colby Schertler went 2-3 with a pair of doubles to lead the offensive attack for the Wolverines who are 10-1 in the conference, 11-1 overall.
Tate Bounds accounted for two of BHV's four hits.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 0 4 3
Wadena-Deer Creek 7 8 2
WP: Justin Dykhoff. LP: Jackson Weniger. 2B: WDC-Colby Schertler. Conference: BHV 3-8, WDC 10-1. Overall: BHV 3-10, WDC 11-1. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Staples-Motley 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16; Wadena-Deer Creek at Menahga 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.
Aitkin 4, Pine City 2
PINE CITY—Jake Ince finished 3-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Aitkin Gobblers who edged the Pine City Dragons 4-2 in non-conference play Tuesday, May 14.
Joey Simonson struck out seven over five innings to get the win and Landon Goble earned a save with two scoreless innings of relief.
Hunter Nissen contributed a double for the 11-4 Gobblers.
Pine City 2 9 2
Aitkin 4 8 0
WP: Joey Simonson. LP: Duke Waxberg. 2B: A-Hunter Nissen. Overall: A 11-4. Next: Aitkin hosts Park Rapids 4 p.m. Friday, May 17 (2).
Crosby-Ironton 7, Rush City 0
CROBY—Jonathan Jacobson struck out six and walked only one in a two-hit 7-0 shutout for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers over the Rush City Tigers in non-conference action Tuesday, May 14.
Logan Grittner went 2-4 with a double and three RBIs for the Rangers. Matt Christopher scored three runs and stole three bases.
Rush City 0 2 1
Crosby-Ironton 7 6 0
WP: Jonathan Jacobson. LP: Brandon Guptill. 2B: CI-Logan Grittner. Overall: CI 7-7. Next: at Pine City 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16.
Pierz 9, Paynesville 1
PAYNESVILLE—Austin Dickmann went 2-4 with a pair of doubles for the Pierz Pioneers in a 9-1 Central Minnesota Conference win over the Paynesville Bulldogs Tuesday, May 14.
Preston Veith and Jack Suska also contributed doubles for Pierz and Preston Schommer ripped a triple and drove in three runs. Suska, Luke Girtz, Dickman and Derek Schommer had multiple hits.
Josh Prokott struck out five and allowed four hits over seven innings to earn the win.
Paynesville 1 4 0
Pierz 9 11 0
WP: Josh Prokott. 2B: Prz-Austin Dickman 2, Jack Suka, Preston Veith. 3B: Prz-Peter Schommer. Overall: Prz 11-1. Next: Pierz at Maple Lake 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16 (2).
Pillager loses 2
PILLAGER—Pillager's Ty Swenson was 3-4 with an RBI as the Huskies fell 4-1 and 3-2 to the New York Mills Eagles Tuesday, May 14, in a Park Region Conference doubleheader.
Brady Wermter recorded the only run in Game One on an RBI from Titan Skeesick.
NYM 4 6 0
Pillager 1 6 1
WP: Caden Roberts. LP: Sam Jensen.
NYM 3 1 0
Pillager 2 4 2
WP: Drey Roberts. LP: Ty Swenson. Next: Pillager at Parkers Prairie 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17.
WHA 16, PRB 3
WALKER—Torry Hirschey was 1-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI for the Pine River-Backus Tigers as they fell 16-3 to the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves in a Northland Conference game Tuesday, May 14.
Corbin Knapp recorded an RBI for the Tigers, while Jakobi Wynn and Logan Gordon each tallied a run scored.
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 16 13 0
Pine River-Backus 3 4 0
WP: Zachary Josephson. LP: Torry Hirschey. 2B: PRB-Hirschey. WHA-Caden Opheim, Josephson, Colton Hein, T.J. Smith. HR: WHA-Hein. Conference: . Overall: . Next: Pine River-Backus at Hill City/Northland 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17.
Foley 7, Little Falls 3
LITTLE FALLS—Arik Schwanke of Little Falls was 2-3 with a home run, a double, an RBI and two runs scored as the Flyers fell 7-3 to the Foley Falcons Tuesday, May 14.
Mason Dempsey hit a double and Travis Wenzel had a run scored in the Granite Ridge Conference game.
Foley 7 8 1
Little Falls 3 5 3
WP: Alec Dietl. LP: Sam Nagel. 2B: F-Colby Johnson, Wyatt Ziwicki. LF-Mason Dempsey, Arik Schwanke. 3B: F-Drew Beier. HR: LF-Arik Schwanke. Next: Little Falls vs. Hutchinson at Siebert Stadium in Minneapolis 6 p.m. Friday, May 17.