PEQUOT LAKES — Morgan Eckes pitched a Game One victory and that jacked a three-run, first-inning homer in Game Two to help the Pequot Lakes Patriots to an 8-4, 17-3 Mid-State Conference sweep of Park Rapids Monday, May 3.
In Game One, Eckes struck out five and allowed four runs, three earned on seven hits.
Kaitlyn Geschwill finished 3-4 with a triple, run and two RBIs and Taylor Sherack was 2-4 with a double, run and an RBI. Afton Crocker and Brea Eckes each doubled for Pequot
Geschwill pitched the Game Two win. She struck out eight and didn’t walk anyone.
Morgan Eckes finished 3-4 with four runs scored and five RBIs. Crocker drove in four runs with two hits and Geschwill, Maya Orvis, Sherack, Maci Martini, Rita Ganley and Catherine Ganley all had two hits for the Patriots
Park Rapids 4 7 5
Pequot Lakes 8 8 2
WP: Morgan Eckes. LP: Chloe Tretbar. 2B: PL-Afton Crocker, Taylor Sherack, Brea Eckes. 3B: PL-Kaitlyn Geschwilll.
Park Rapids 3 6 4
Pequot Lakes 17 17 1
WP: Geschwill. LP: Offerdahl. 2B: PL-Crocker, Rita Ganley 2. HR: PL-Morgan Eckes. Conference: PL 6-0. Overall: PL 9-4. Next: Pequot Lakes at Detroit Lakes (2) 4 p.m. Thursday, May 6.
Pine River-Backus 22, Red Lake 1
RED LAKE — Danielle Burgoyne blasted two home runs as the Pine River-Backus Tigers defeated the Red Lake Warriors 22-1 in an Upper Mississippi Conference game Monday, May 3.
Rylee Norman picked up the win with four strikeouts in five hitless innings. Norman also ripped a double. Chloe Beavers tallied two doubles and Ramsey Tulenchik a triple for the Tigers who totaled 18 hits.