Area Softball: No. 2 Pioneers oust Osakis
Five area teams were in action Monday.
PIERZ — Kiara Olesch finished 3-4 with a home run, double and four RBIs as No. 2 seeded Pierz Pioneers posted a 7-4 victory over No. 15 Osakis in the Section 6-2A opening round Monday, May 23.
Frankie Seelen struck out five in five innings. She allowed four runs on three walks and two hits for the win.
Britney Schommer secured the save. She pitched the final two innings. She struck out two and allowed one hit.
Brenna Dickmann hit a double and drove in two runs.
Osakis 4 3 1
Pierz 7 12 2
WP: Frankie Seelen. S: Britney Schommer. Overall: Prz 17-3. Next: Pierz vs. Paynesville winner in Section 6-2A Second Round in Waite Park 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24.
Pequot Lakes 8, Milaca 0
PEQUOT LAKES — Morgan Eckes struck out nine in the circle and went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the No. 3 Pequot Lakes Patriots beat the No. 14 Milaca Wolves 8-0 in the Section 6-2A opening round Monday, May 23.
Maya Orvis ripped a double for Pequot’s only extra-base hit in the win.
Milaca 0 2 4
Pequot Lakes 8 7 1
WP: Morgan Eckes. 2B: PL-Maya Orvis. Overall: PL 18-3. Next: Pequot Lakes vs. Sauk Centre/Royalton winner in Section 6-2A Second Round in Waite Park 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24.
PRB 17, Nevis 10
PINE RIVER — Debren Popkes went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and a double for the No. 4 Pine River-Backus Tigers in their 17-10 win over the No. 5 Nevis Tigers in the West Subsection 5A Quarterfinals Monday, May 23.
Ramsey Tulenchik also had four hits and Chloe Beavers and Victoria Koering ripped doubles for PRB.
Aaliyah Lewis got the win and struck out nine. She also had two hits and two RBIs.
Nevis 10 5 3
PRB 17 18 3
WP: Aaliyah Lewis. 2B: PRB-Chloe Beaver, Debren Popkes, Victoria Koering. Overall: PRB 10-7. Next: Pine River-Backus at No. 1 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in West Subsection 5-1A semifinals 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 24.
Albany 15, Pillager 0
ALBANY — Pillager’s Briana Blais struck out one as the Huskies fell 15-0 to the No. 4 seeded Albany Huskies in the Section 6-2A opening round Monday, May 23.
Albany’s Hallie Hoffarth struck out two over four innings of no-hit pitching.
Pillager 0 0 5
Albany 15 15 0
WP: Hallie Hoffarth. LP: Briana Blais. Overall: Pill 10-11.
Cathedral 18, Staples-Motley 0
ST. CLOUD — The No. 16 Staples-Motley Cardinals fell 18-0 to the No. 1 St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders in the Section 6-2A opening round Monday, May 23.
LP: Jessie Lunquist. Overall: SM 2-13.