Area Softball: Geschwill pitches Pequot past Trojans
PEQUOT LAKES—Kaitlyn Geschwill struck out 10 in a four inning no hitter for the No. 3 Pequot Lakes Patriots as they defeated the No. 6 Barnesville Trojans 15-0 in the South Subsection 8-2A opening round Tuesday, May 21.
Maddie Morrison finished 2-4 with two RBIs and two doubles and Ari Merta went 2-3 and added a double with four RBIs for the 13-5 Patriots.
Maya Orvis, Afton Crocker and Rita Ganley added a double to advance the Patriots to the South Subsection 8-2A quarterfinals.
Barnesville 0 0 1
Pequot Lakes 15 8 0
WP: Kaitlyn Geschwell. LP: Trinity Gregg. 2B: Maya Orvis, Ari Merta, Afton Crocker, Maddie Morrison(2), Rita Ganley. Overall: PL 13-5. Next: No. 3 Pequot Lakes vs. No. 2 Hawley in South Subsection 8-2A quarterfinals at Frazee 4 p.m. Thursday, May 23.
Pierz 13, Sauk Centre 3
ALEXANDRIA—Laura Skiba belted a three-run homer, a double and drove in six runs to lead the No. 2 Pierz Pioneers past the No. 7 Sauk Centre Mainstreeters 13-3 in five innings in the Section 6-2A quarterfinals Tuesday, May 21.
Jade Porter added a two-run home run for the Pioneers and Taylor Cummings finished 2-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Emily Sadlovsky pitched all five innings. She struck out three, walked five and allowed three runs, one earned, on six hits.
Sauk Centre 3 6 3
Pierz 13 13 1
WP: Emily Sadlovsky. 2B: Prz-Taylor Cummings, Laura Skiba. HR: Prz-Skiba, Jade Porter. Overall: Prz 17-5. Next: No. 2 Pierz vs. No. 3 Annandale in Section 6-2A semifinals at Waite Park 5 p.m. Thursday, May 23.
BHV 8, Menahga 3
BERTHA—Mardi Ehrmantraut finished 2-3 with an RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases for the No. 2 Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders who defeated the No. 3 Menahga Braves 8-3 in the West Subsection 5-1A semifinals Tuesday, May 21.
Tess Jones and Morgan Glenz contributed doubles for the Raiders.
Melanie Line allowed five hits, struck out three and walked five over seven innings.
Menahga 3 5 4
BHV 8 7 3
WP: Melanie Line. LP: Rachel Marjamaa. 2B: BHV-Tess Jones, Morgan Glenz. Overall: BHV 15-7. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Sebeka in West Subsection 5-1A winner's bracket 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23
Sebeka 4, PRB 0
SEBEKA—Pine River-Backus' Ramsey Tulenchik and Rylee Norman each recorded a hit as the No. 4 seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers fell 4-0 to the top-seeded Sebeka Trojans in the West Subsection 5-1A semifinals Tuesday, May 21.
PR-B 0 2 2
Sebeka 4 4 0
WP: Mackenzie Nelson. LP: Jada Olivier. Overall: PRB 10-7. Next: Pine River-Backus vs. Menahga in West Subsection 6-1A loser's bracket 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23.
Rush City 5, Crosby-Ironton 1
RUSH CITY—Monica Stokman and Abigail Arneson both finished 2-3 for the No. 4 Crosby-Ironton Rangers who were eliminated 5-1 by the No. 4 Rush City Tigers in the opening round of the Section 7-2A Tournament Tuesday, May 21.
Gwen Rosecrans was tagged with the loss. She gave up five runs, three earned, on four hits over 4 2/3 innings. Tori DeCent had three stolen bases for the Rangers who finish 8-13.
Rush City 5
LP: Gwen Rosecrans. Overall: CI finishes 8-13.
Mora 11, Aitkin 1
MORA—Aitkin's Kailey Plekkenpol recorded a solo home run as the No. 6 Aitkin Gobblers who fell 11-1 to the No. 3 Mora Mustangs in the opening round of the Section 7-2A Tournament Tuesday, May 21.
Perham 11, W-DC 1
PERHAM—Kyla Ness scored the only run for the No. 5 Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines who were eliminated 11-1 by the No. 4 Perham Yellowjackets in the South Subsection 8-2A opening round Tuesday, May 21.
Katie Johnson pitched a six-inning no-hitter for Perham, which jumped out to an early lead with seven runs in the first and three in the second.
Wadena-DC 1 0 1
Perham 11 14 1
WP: Katie Johnson. LP: Mackenzie Carsten. Overall: WDC finishes 9-12.
Bemidji 12, Little Falls 4
BEMIDJI—Little Falls' Carly Kapphahn was 1-3 with a double and an RBI as the No. 7 Flyers fell 12-4 to the No. 2 Bemidji Lumberjacks in the Section 8-3A opening round Tuesday, May 21.
Flyers Vy Do, Abby Poser, Sadie Sue Houdek and Marre Welinski each tallied a run for Little Falls.
Little Falls 4 7 6
Bemidji 12 8 3
WP: Gabbi Takkunen. LP: Allie Steinmetz. 2B: LF-Carly Kapphahn. Overall: LF 2-19. Next: No. 7 Little Falls at No. 6 Fergus Falls in Section 8-3A loser's bracket 4 p.m. Thursday, May 23.