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Area Baseball: Cards, Pequot split a Mid-state doubleheader

Five area teams were in action late Tuesday.

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PEQUOT LAKES — Nic Kotaska struck out 10 to earn the Game One win as the Pequot Lakes Patriots split with the Staples-Motley Cardinals 11-3 and 9-7 in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Tuesday, May 17.

Pequot’s Andrew Villareal was 2-4 with two RBIs and Grant Loge tallied two hits and an RBI in the Game One win.

S-M’s Josh Kossan picked up the loss as he struck out five over 5.2 innings. Griffin Bettis went 3-3 with a triple and Jack Carlson finished 2-3.

Colbe Tappe was the winning pitcher for the Cardinals in Game Two. He struck out five over five innings and hit a double. Justin Phillippi went 2-4 with three RBIs and Kossan and Carlson both picked up three hits in the win.

Taevyn Brown drove in three runs for the Patriots in Game Two while Kotaska finished with two hits.

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Game One

Staples-Motley 3 7 3

Pequot Lakes 11 9 4

WP: Nic Kotaska. LP: Josh Kossan. 2B: PL-Andrew Villareal, Grant Loge, Conner Quale. 3B: SM-Griffin Bettis.

Game Two

Pequot Lakes 7 8 0

Staples-Motley 9 10 0

WP: Colbe Tappe. LP: Clay Erickson. 2B: SM-Colbe Tappe, Justin Phillippi, Ben Tyrrell, PL-Nic Kotaska 2, Taevyn Brown, Clay Erickson, Conner Quale. 3B: SM-Josh Kossan. Conference: PL 5-5, SM 3-6. Overall: PL 6-9, SM 5-7. Next: Pequot Lakes at Bemidji 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19; Staples-Motley hosts Wadena-Deer Creek and BHV 2 p.m. Monday, May 23.

WDC 12, BHV 2

WADENA — Peyton Church doubled in three runs and Evan Lund finished 2-3 with a double, three runs and two RBIs for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in a 12-2 Park Region Conference victory over the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders Tuesday, May 17.

Josh Dykhoff homered, walked, scored three times and drove in two runs for WDC. Connor Davis pitched the win. He struck out four in three innings and allowed one run on three hits and four walks.

BHV’s Torii Hagen finished 2-4 with a double and two RBIs. Joshua Johnson and Kole Weishalla both finished with two hits and a run scored.

BHV 2 8 5

WDC 12 7 0

WP: Connor Davis. LP: Aden Rach. 2B: WDC-Evan Lunde, Isaac Hamann, Peyton Church; BHV-Torii Hagen. HR: WDC-Josh Dykhoff. Conference: BHV 5-5, WDC 8-0. Overall: BHV 6-8, WDC 9-3. Next: WDC at Sebeka 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19.

Cathedral 3, Little Falls 1

LITTLE FALLS — Matt Filippi finished 2-5 with a double and an RBI and threw a complete game for the Little Falls Flyers in a 3-1 Granite Ridge Conference loss Tuesday, May 17, to the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders.

Filippi struck out four over seven innings. He allowed three runs, one earned, on three hits and one walk.

George Moore, Carter Oothoudt and Riley Czech collected Little Falls’ other hits.

Cathedral 3 3 0

Little Falls 1 5 3

WP: Tommy Gohman. LP: Matt Filippi. 2B: LF-Filippi. Conference: LF 7-4. Overall: LF 7-8. Next: Little Falls at Pierz 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.

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