Area Baseball: Gobblers get better of Rangers
Five area teams were in action Friday, April 22.
CROSBY — Jackson MacDonald finished 2-3 with a double and six RBIs to lead the Aitkin Gobblers to a 15-4 Mid-State Conference victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers Friday, April 22.
Carson Kullhem was 2-3 with two runs scored. Landon Janzen was 2-3 with two RBIs. Gus Sanford went 1-2 with two runs and two RBIs and Dayton Hallaway scored three times for Aitkin.
Clayton Lingen hit a double and Mason Dahlberg and Keyon Wesner. Collected a hit and an RBI for the Rangers.
Aitkin 15 9 1
Crosby-Ironton 4 5 3
WP: Jake Anderson. LP: Gabe Prekker. 2B: A-J MacDonald, C Lingen. Conference: Ait 1-0, CI 0-3. Overall: Ait 2-0, CI 0-3. Next: Aitkin hosts Pequot Lakes (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 26; Crosby-Ironton at Staples-Motley (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 26.
Pine River-Backus 9,
Mille Lacs 5
ONAMIA — Irvin Tulenchik struck out eight in 4.2 innings as the Pine River-Backus Tigers beat Mille Lacs 9-4 Friday, April 22.
Rian Struss and Corbin Knapp each scored two runs with Struss walking three times for the Tigers and Eli Abraham recorded two RBIs.
Pine River-Backus 9 5 1
Mille Lacs 4 5 6
WP: Irvin Tulenchik. LP: Gallion. Overall: PRB 1-0. Next: PRB at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 4 p.m. Monday, April 25.
Little Falls 4, Albany 2
LITTLE FALLS — Zach Gwost struck out 12 batters in five innings to help the Little Falls Flyers beat the Albany Huskies 4-2 in a Granite Ridge Conference game Friday, April 22.
Beau Thoma pitched two innings of relief and struck out two. He also went 1-for-2 with two runs scored for the Flyers.
Austin Neu, Hudson Filippi and Trevor Kloeckl each had an RBI for Little Falls.
Albany 2 5 1
Little Falls 4 6 1
WP: Zach Gwost. LP: Blake Winkel. 2B: A-Caden Sand. Conference: LF 2-0. Overall: LF 2-1. Next: Little Falls at St. Cloud Cathedral 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26.
Sebeka 10, Pillager 5
PILLAGER — TJ Swanberg went 2-2 with two RBIs for the Pillager Huskies in a 10-5 Park Region Conference loss to the Sebeka Trojans Friday, April 22.
Eli Miller went 1-2 with an RBI for the Huskies.
The game was called after six innings because of poor field conditions.
Sebeka 10 12 1
Pillager 5 6 5
WP: Tellers. LP: Connor Hanson. Conference: Pil 0-2. Overall: Pil 1-2. Next: Pillager at Parker Prairie 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26.