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Area Baseball: Winscher pitches Pierz past Flyers

Six area teams were in action Thursday, April 28.

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LITTLE FALLS โ€” Andy Winscher allowed two runs and struck out nine in six innings to pitch the Pierz Pioneers past the Little Falls Flyers 5-2 in a Granite Ridge Conference game Thursday, April 28.

Winscher also scored two runs while driving in one. Jeremy Bingesser went 2-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Zach Gwost pitched four innings for the Flyers. He allowed three earned runs and struck out nine and was tagged with the loss.

Lawrence Filippi hit a double while scoring a run for the Flyers.

Pierz 5 6 1

Little Falls 2 4 3

WP: Andy Winscher. LP: Zach Gwost. S: Ben Viring. 2B: Prz-Jeremy Bingesser, LF-Lawrence Filippi. Conference: LF 2-1, Prz 2-3. Overall: LF 2-2, Prz 3-3. Next: Little Falls at Foley 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3; Pierz hosts Rush City 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 2.

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Pine River-Backus 13, Bagley 3

PINE RIVER โ€” Chance Abraham went 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs while ripping two triples as Pine River-Backus defeated Bagley 13-3 Thursday, April 28.

Ryder Compton pitched the win. He went four innings while striking out five and added a two-RBI double.

Rian Struss and Konnor King each tallied two hits for the Tigers in the win.

Bagley 3 3 4

Pine River-Backus 13 12 2

WP: R Compton. 3B: R Compton, C Abraham (2). Overall: PRB 2-0. Next: Pine River-Backus at Crosby-Ironton 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29.

Staples-Motley splits

STAPLES โ€” Josh Kossan finished 4-4 with a home run, two doubles and a Game Two victory as the Staples-Motley Cardinals split with the Park Rapids Panthers with a 5-3 loss and a 4-0 victory Thursday, April 28.

In Game One, Griffin Bettis pitched a complete-game seven-hitter. He struck out three. Kossan was 2-2 with a home run and a double. Joe Tyrrell and Jack Carlson each singled.

In Game Two, Kossan struck out five, walked one and scattered three hits. He was 2-2 with a double.

Justin Phillippi and Jack Carlson doubled for S-M

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Game One

Park Rapids 5 7 0

Staples-Motley 3 5 0

WP: Larson. LP: Griffin Bettis. 2B: SM-Josh Kossan. HR: SM-Kossan.

Game Two

Park Rapids 0 3 0

Staples-Motley 4 9 0WP: Josh Kossan. 2B: SM-Kossan, Justin Phillippi, Jack Carlson. Conference: SM 2-2. Overall: SM 2-2. Next: Staples-Motley at Pelican Rapids 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 2.

Upsala 13, Crosby-Ironton 3

UPSALA โ€” Clayton Lingen went 3-3 with a run and an RBI as the Crosby-Ironton Rangers fell to the Upsala Cardinals 13-3 in a non-conference game Thursday, April 28.

Ky Gressman and Carter DeCent each picked up two hits for the Rangers while Brayden Holmvig picked up the loss on the mound.

Crosby-Ironton 3 12 1

Upsala 13 14 0

LP: Brayden Holmvig. Overall: CI 1-5. Next: Crosby-Ironton hosts Pine River-Backus 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29.

Osakis 4, Pillager 3

OSAKIS โ€” Eli Miller struck out five and allowed just one earned run on five hits over six innings for the Pillager Huskies but was tagged with a 4-3 loss to the Osakis Silverstreaks Thursday, April 28.

Derek Hoglin recorded Pillagerโ€™s lone extra-base hit with a double.

Pillager 3 3 2

Osakis 4 5 0

WP: Scaloch. LP: Eli Miller. 2B: Pill-Derek Hoglin. Overall: Pil 1-4. Next: Pillager hosts OTC 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.

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