Area Softball: Pierz, PRB blank their opponents
Pierz 2, Melrose 0
PIERZ—Emily Sadlovsky struck out seven, walked one and surrendered five hits for the No. 2 Pierz Pioneers who defeated the No. 15 Melrose Dutchmen 2-0 in the opening round of the Section 6-2A tournament Monday, May 20.
Taylor Cummings belted a solo homer for the Pioneers who managed just four hits. Laura Skiba singled and scored the other Pierz run.
Melrose 0 5 1
Pierz 2 4 1
WP: Emily Sadlovsky. HR: Prz-Taylor Cummings. Overall: Prz 16-5. Next: Pierz vs. No. 7 Sauk Centre Tuesday, May 21 at Alexandria.
PRB 6, WHA 0
PINE RIVER—Jamie Johnson hit a two-run home run as the No. 4 Pine River-Backus Tigers crushed the No. 5 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves 6-0 in the West Subsection 5-1A opening round Monday, May 20.
Danielle Burgoyne, Gabby Heck and Bailey Wynn were all 2-3 for the Tigers with Burgoyne recording a double, a run scored and two RBIs.
Jada Olivier struck out seven, walked one and scattered seven hits for the shutout.
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 0 7 1
Pine River-Backus 6 9 1
WP: Jada Olivier. LP: Megan Benjamin. 2B: PRB-Danielle Burgoyne, Ramsey Tulenchik. HR: PRB-Jamie Johnson. Overall: PRB 10-6. Next: Pine River-Backus at No. 1 Sebeka 4 p.m.Tuesday, May 21.
BHV 17, Laporte 1
BERTHA—Melanie Line finished 3-3 with four RBIs, three runs scored and was one of five Raiders with doubles as No. 2 Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale dispatched the No. 7 Laporte Wildcats 17-1 in four innings in the opening round of the West Subsection 5-1A Tournament Monday, May 20.
Mardi Ehrmantraut, Kaija Weishalla, Molly Brownlow and Savana Richter also registered doubles. Ehrmantraut and Richter finished with two hits apiece.
MiKayla Hinzmann struck out two and gave up an unearned run on four hits for the win.
Laporte 1 4 9
BHV 17 11 1
WP: MiKayla Hinzman. LP: Camryn Smith. 2B: BHV-Mardi Ehrmantraut, Melanie Line, Kaija Weishalla, Molly Brownlow, Savana Richter. Overall: BHV 17-4. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale hosts No. 3 Menahga 5 p.m. Tuesday, Amy 21.
Cathedral 21, Staples-Motley 0
ST. CLOUD—Mikayla Richards started for No. 16 Staples-Motley and recorded a strikeout in a 21-0 four-inning loss to No. 1 St. Cloud Cathedral in the opening round of the Section 6-2A tournament Monday, May 20.
Staples-Motley 0 0 5
Cathedral 21 12 0
WP: Megan Voit. LP: Mikayla Richards. Overall: SM 0-14.
Albany 8, Pillager 7
ALBANY—No. 12 Pillager's Ella Kilchesky and Sam Macheel combined for four hits and five RBIs in an 8-7 loss to No. 5 Albany in the opening round of the Section 6-2A Tournament Monday, May 20.
The Huskies scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game at seven, but Albany scored a run off of Kilchesky in the bottom of the eighth inning to advance.
Kilchesky went 2-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Macheel was 2-4 with a double and three RBIs.
Pillager closes the season with a record of 7-13.
Pillager 7 6 1
Albany 8 14 4
WP: Courtney Arceneau. LP: Ella Kilchesky. 2B: P-Sam Macheel. HR: P-Ella Kilchesky. Overall: Pill 7-13.