Area Baseball: Pillager takes 2 from Rangers

Area baseball roundup from May 26

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PILLAGER — Kaden Imdieke’s hit in the bottom of the fifth won Game One for Pillager and Conner Hanson’s pitching helped to carry the Huskies to a Game Two win and a sweep over Crosby-Ironton Thursday, May 26.

Imdieke was 2-for-2 in the 3-2 Pillager in Game One. Tytan Skeesick pitched five innings, and gave up just one earned run and struck out five.

Conner Hanson was 2-3 with an RBI and Derek Hoglin finished 1-2 with three RBIs in the 7-1 Pillager win in Game Two.

Hanson pitched five innings and gave up one earned run and also struck out five Ranger batters.

Game One

Crosby-Ironton 2 4 1

Pillager 3 4 1

WP: Tytan Skeesick. LP: Clayton Lingen. 2B: P-Kaden Imdieke, CI-Ky Gressman.

Game Two

Pillager 7 6 3

Crosby-Ironton 1 6 2

WP: Connor Hanson. LP: Brayden Holmvig. 2B:P-Derek Hoglin, Hanson . 3B: P-Hanson. Overall: CI 1-19, Pil 5-15.


Aitkin 16, Deer River 6

DEER RIVER — Carson Kullhem hit a home run for the Aitkin Gobblers as they defeated the Deer River Warriors 16-6 Thursday, May 26th.

Tanner Hills picked up the win on the mound for Aitkin as he struck out nine over five innings.

Dayton Hallaway and Landon Janzen each recorded two hits and a double for Aitkin as they improved to 17-2 this season.

Aitkin 16 8 3

Deer River 6 3 5

WP: Tanner Hills. 2B: Eli Christy, Dayton Hallaway, Landon Janzen. 3B: . HR: Carson Kullhem. Overall: Ait 17-2.

Rocori 6, Little Falls 5

COLD SPRINGS — Riley Czech went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Little Falls built a 5-1 lead, but Rocori responded with a five-run inning in the bottom of the seventh inning and defeated the Flyers 6-5 Thursday, May 26.

Zach Gwost notched a double and the Flyers tallied six hits as a team.

Gwost also started on the mound for Little Falls and pitched four innings and collected six strikeouts and zero earned runs. Beau Thoma took the loss.

Carter Oothoudt also tallied a hit and two RBIs.


Little Falls 5 6 2

Rocori 6 11 1

WP: Brady Weber. LP: Beau Thoma. 3B: LF-Zach Gwost. Overall: LF 9-10.

Esko 11, Pequot Lakes 3

PEQUOT LAKES — Nic Kotaska finished 2-fo-3 with a double and a home run and two RBIs as the Pequot Lakes Patriots lost 11-3 to the Esko Eskomos Thursday, May 26.

Connor Quale went 1-2 with two runs scored for the Patriots.

Esko 11 10 2

Pequot Lakes 3 3 0

LP: Nic Kotaska. 2B: Kotaska. HR: Kotaska. Overall: PL 7-12.

PRB 27, Red Lake 1

RED LAKE — Konnor King went 4-for-4 with three doubles, five RBIs, and three runs scored as the Pine River-Backus Tigers defeated the Red Lake Warriors 27-1 in a Northland Conference game Thursday, May 26.

Corbin Knapp finished 4-5 with a double while also picking up the win on the mound for the Tigers.

Rian Struss and Irvin Tulenchik each tallied three hits and four runs for the Tigers while Struss added a double and a triple.

PRB 27 22 0

Red Lake 1 7 7

WP: Corbin Knapp. 2B: Chance Abraham, Konnor King (3), Rian Struss, Corbin Knapp. 3B: Struss. Conference: PRB 8-2. Overall: PRB 13-4.


Staples-Motley 4, Royalton 2

STAPLES — Colbe Tappe earned the win after pitching five innings while giving up two runs and striking out nine and also tallying two hits at the plate to help the Staples-Motley Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Royalton Royals Tuesday, May 26.

Sam Opheim finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs while Josh Kossan doubled for the Cardinals..

Jack Carlson drew four walks at the plate for S-M as they improved to 7-9 this season.

Royalton 2 6 3

Staples-Motley 4 6 0

WP: Colbe Tappe. 2B: Josh Kossan. Overall: SM 7-9.

WDC 9, SCC 3

ST. CLOUD — Isaac Hamann went 4-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in their 9-3 win over the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders Thursday, May 26.

Payton Rondestvedt ripped a double and triple to total three RBIs and earned the win on the mound with three strikeouts.

WDC 9 12 2

SCC 3 5 3

WP: Payton Rondestvedt. 2B: WDC-Rondestvedt, Teshe Loer. 3B: WDC-Rondestvedt, Isaac Hamann. Overall: WDC 17-3.

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