Area Baseball: Pierz gets another Granite Ridge win over Milaca

Area Baseball roundup from May 24

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MILACA —Pierz’s Chase Becker tallied a triple and two RBIs for the Pioneers as they beat Milaca 6-4 Tuesday, May 24, in a Granite Ridge Conference game.

Max Barclay went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Pioneers.

Pierz 6 8 1

Milaca 4 5 0

WP: Max Barclay. LP: Bryce Mehrwerth. 2B: P-Barclay. 3B: P-Chase Becker. Conference: Prz 9-4. Overall: Prz 14-4. Next: Pierz hosts Mora 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

WDC wins 2

WADENA — Connor Davis with 4-for-5 with three doubles over two games for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in their Park Region Conference sweep of Pillager 11-0 and 12-1 Tuesday, May 24

WDC’s Carson Kern went 3-3 in Game One with a double. Davis had two doubles and three RBIs in Game One.


Tyson Barthel got the win in Game One and struck out eight in four innings.

Josh Dykhoff tallied three hits in Game Two and Payton Rondestvedt had two doubles for the Wolverines.

Davis went 2-for-2 with a double in Game Two.

Peyton Church earned the win in Game Two and struck out seven.

Pillager’s Kaden Imdieke 2-2 in Game Two.

Game One

Pillager 0 1 3

WDC 11 10 0

WP: Tyson Barthel. LP: Derek Hoglin. 2B: WDC-Connor Davis (2), Carson Kern.

Game Two

WDC 12 9 1

Pillager 1 4 3

WP: Peyton Church. LP: Tytan Skeesick. 2B: WDC-Payton Rondestvedt (2), Connor Davis. Conference: WDC 14-0, Pil 2-12. Overall: WDC 16-3, Pil 3-15. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at St. Cloud Cathedral 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26; Pillager hosts Crosby-Ironton (2) 4 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

Aitkin 13, ML-WR 3

AITKIN — Cody Trotter went 3-4 with a double and four runs as the Aitkin Gobblers topped Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels 13-3 in a Section 7-2A match-up Tuesday, May 24.

Carson Kullhem drove in three runs as he went 1-3 with two walks and two runs scored.


Jake Anderson pitched the win. He struck out five in 5.1 innings and allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits and four walks.

MLWR 3 5 6

Aitkin 13 7 2

WP: Jake Anderson. LP: L Orvedahl. 2B: A-Landon Janzen, Cody Trotter. Overall: A 14-2. Next: Aitkin hosts Proctor 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.

Staples-Motley 7, Browerville 6

BROWERVILLE — Staples-Motley’s Sam Opheim went 3-for-3 with a double as the Cardinals beat Browerville 7-6 Tuesday, May 24.

Justin Phillippi went 2-4 with a double, Colbe Tappe went 3-4 with a double, Josh Kossan tallied a double and Jack Carlson went 2-4 for the Cardinals.

Staples-Motley 7 12 6

Browerville 6 5 2

WP: Josh Kossan. 2B: SM-Kossan, Justin Phillippi, Samuel Opheim, Colbe Tappe. Overall: SM 7-10. Next: Staples-Motley hosts Royalton 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

Little Falls 7, Foley 6

LITTLE FALLS — George Moore went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a double and picked up the save on the mound as the Little Falls Flyers defeated the Foley Falcons 7-6 in a Granite Ridge Conference game Tuesday, May 24.

Matt Filippi picked up the win as he went 6.1 innings on the mound and struck out four while also doubling at the plate.

Collin Kray finished 2-4 with a double for the Flyers.


Foley 6 8 1

Little Falls 7 11 2

WP: Matt Filippi. LP: Dereck Damen. Sv: George Moore 2B: Collin Kray, George Moore, Matt Filippi. Conference: LF 9-4. Overall: LF 9-9. Next: Little Falls at Rocori 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

Virginia 8, Pequot Lakes 3

PEQUOT LAKES — Pequot Lakes’ Caden Nelson went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for the Patriots as they fell 8-3 to Virginia Tuesday, May 24.

Nic Kotaska recorded two doubles for the Patriots.

Virginia 8 11 0

Pequot Lakes 3 9 1

LP: Caden Nelson. 2B: PL-Nic Kotaska (2), Caden Nelson. Overall: PL 7-11. Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Esko 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

Nevis 7, PRB 2

PINE RIVER — Irvin Tulenchik ripped a double with an RBI for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in their 7-2 Northland Conference loss to the Nevis Tigers Tuesday, May 24.

Konnor King pitched all seven innings and struck out four for PRB.

Nevis 7 9 1

PRB 2 6 3

WP: Konnor King. 2B: PRB-Irvin Tulenchik. Conference: PRB 8-1. Overall: PRB 13-3. Next: PRB at Red Lake 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

Proctor 17, Crosby-Ironton 5

CROSBY — Jacob Millsop was 2-3 with a double two RBIs and a run scored for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in a 17-5 non-conference loss to the Proctor Rails Tuesday, May 24.


Keayon Wesner was 3-4 and Jack Kovatovich was 2-4 with a double and a run scored.

Proctor 17 22 0

Crosby-Ironton 5 12 2

WP: Reyelts. LP: Cayden Lingen. 2B: CI-Jack Kovatovich, Jacob Millsop. Overall: CI 1-17. Next: Crosby-Ironton at Pillager 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

Monday’s Results

Pierz 6, Albany 2

PIERZ — Pierz’s Andy Winscher threw six innings and struck out 11 for the Pioneers as they beat Albany 6-2 Monday, May 23.

Chase Becker went 3-for-3 for the Pioneers with two RBIs, a double and two runs scored.

Albany 2 6 0

Pierz 6 11 2

WP: Andy Winscher. LP: Brady Goebel. 2B: P-Reese Young, Winscher, Mason Herold, Chase Becker.

Pierz 9, Holdingford 1

PIERZ — Pierz’s Jeremy Bingesser, Kirby Fischer and Mason Herold all rattled off home runs for the Pioneers as they defeated Holdingford 9-1 Monday, May 23.

Herold went 2-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBIs.

Holdingford 1 1 4

Pierz 9 8 3

WP: Jeremy Bingesser. LP: Dominick Hoikka. 2B: P-Kirby Fischer. HR: P-Bingesser, Mason Herold, Fischer. Conference: Prz 8-4. Overall: Prz 13-4. Next: Pierz hosts Mora 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

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