AITKIN — Ella Janzen went a combined 4-7 with six runs and three RBIs to lead the Aitkin Gobblers to an 8-4, 18-5 Mid-State Conference sweep of Crosby-Ironton Tuesday, May 4.
In Game One, Kortney Lamke went 1-4 with two runs and one RBI. Ally Ehnstrom and Ailie Kullhem also drove in runs for Aitkin. C-I’s Briana Miller, Mya Decent and Mackenzie Weber all had two hits with Decent adding two RBIs.
In Game Two, Ehnstrom was 1-3 with a double, three runs and two RBIs. Camryn Leiviska went 2-3 with two runs and Lauren Ratz drove in two runs for Aitkin.
C-I’s Decent was 3-4 with a run and two RBIs. Miller was 2-3 with a run and Kathryn Kovatovich scored twice.
C-I 4 7 5
Aitkin 8 3 0
WP: Lauren Ratz. LP: Gweneviere Rosecrans.
Aitkin 18 11 3
C-I 5 8 6
WP: Megan Bucholtz. LP: Rosecrans. 2B: A-Ally Enstrom, Ella Janzen; CI-Rosecrans. Conference: A 4-2, CI 2-6. Overall: A 5-6, CI 4-7. Next: Aitkin at Isle 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6; Crosby-Ironton at McGregor 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 7.
Little Falls splits
LITTLE FALLS — Koorin Gwost and Ellia Zimmerman each tallied four hits totals in Little Falls’ split with Milaca in a Granite Ridge Conference doubleheader 7-3, 5-3 Tuesday, May 4.
Ellie Skeesick pitched in both games and earned the win in Game One and the loss in Game Two.
Mikayla Faust went 2-4 with a run scored in Game Two.
Milaca 3 6 3
Little Falls 7 8 1
WP: Ellie Skeesick.
Little Falls 3 7 1
Milaca 5 8 1
LP: Ellie Skeesick. Conference: LF 0-3. Overall: LF 2-5. Next: Little Falls at St. Cloud Cathedral 5 p.m. Thursday, May 6.
PIERZ — Emily Dehler and Emily Sadlovsky each blasted seventh-inning home runs for the Pierz Pioneers in their 5-4 Game One win over Zimmerman in a Granite Ridge Conference doubleheader Tuesday, May 4.
Tori Wagner pitched all seven innings and picked up the win with eight strikeouts.
Halle Zupan launched a home run in Game Two for Pierz in a 9-8 loss. Brenna Dickmann went 3-5 with an RBI as well.
Zimmerman 4 9 0
Pierz 5 5 0
WP: Tori Wagner. HR: Prz-Emily Dehler, Emily Sadlovsky.
Pierz 8 18 5
Zimmerman 9 14 2
LP: Tori Wagner. HR: Prz-Halle Zupan. Conference: Prz 6-0. Overall: Prz 7-0. Next: Pierz at Foley (2) 4 p.m. Thursday, May 6.
Pillager wins 2
PILLAGER — Brooklyn Rudrud tallied two hits in each game, including a home run in Game Two, as the Pillager Huskies swept the Ottertail Central Bulldogs in a Park Region Conference doubleheader 5-2 and 13-0 Tuesday, May 4.
Rudrud tallied four RBIs along with her two hits in Game Two.
Jenna Woidyla added a double in each game for Pillager and four hits total.
Briana Blais earned the win in both games and struck out a total of 16 batters in 13 innings pitched.
Ottertail Central 2 9 0
Pillager 5 12 7
WP: Briana Blais. LP: Dawson Beske. 2B: Pil-Jenna Woidyla, Hannah Christle, Sam Berent, Rachel Wilson.
Pillager 13 15 0
Ottertail Central 0 4 0
WP: Briana Blais. LP: Aune. 2B: Pil-Kaylee Mudgett, Olivia Peterson, Tessa Danielson, Jenna Woidyla. 3B: Pil-Kaylee Mudgett. HR: Pil-Brooklyn Rudrud. Conference: Pil 5-5. Overall: Pil 5-6 Next: Pillager at Staples-Motley 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6
PRB wins 2
PINE RIVER — Ramsey Tulenchik tallied four total hits as the Pine River-Backus Tigers won their seventh straight game with a doubleheader sweep over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in an Upper Mississippi Conference match-up Tuesday, May 4.
Tulenchik collected two hits and a double in the 9-7 Game One win for PRB. Her teammate Danielle Burgoyne homered with two hits as the Tigers pounded out eight hits total.
In the nightcap, the Tigers scored three runs in the top of the fifth to take a 9-6 lead and held on in the bottom of the fifth for the 9-7 win.
Tulenchik, Gracie Crimmins and Ashley Shamp each finished with two hits as PRB halted the Wolves' five-game winning streak.
WHA 7 8 1
PRB 9 8 1
WP: Jaime Johnson. LP: Raddatz. 2B: PRB-Ramsey Tulenchik. PRB-Danielle Burgoyne.
PRB 9 9 0
WHA 7 5 1
WP: Jaime Johnson. LP: Raddatz. 2B: PRB-Johnson, Tulenchik, Rylee Norman. Conference: PRB 5-0. Overall: PRB 8-3. Next: Pine River-Backus at Blackduck Hill City/Northland 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 7.
Staples-Motley drops 2
STAPLES — Evelyn Gonzalez went 2-5 for Staples-Motley Cardinals who fell 14-11, 17-6 to the Detroit Lakers in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Tuesday, May 4.
Grace Benson and Mikalaya Richards each finished 2-4 in Game One.
In Game Two, Mikalya Richards hit a triple. Gonzalez went 2-3 and Amanda Carter and Jade Story each collected a hit.
Detroit Lakes 14 10 5
Staples-Motley 11 9 3
WP: M Bellinger. LP: Mikalya Richards.
Staples-Motley 6 4 4
Detroit Lakes 17 13 5
WP: M Bellinger. LP: Mikalya Richards. 3B: SM-Mikalya Richards. Conference: SM 0-4 Overall: SM 0-10. Next: Staples-Motley hosts Pillager 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6.
BHV wins 2
SEBEKA —Brandi Warren finished 3-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs in Game One for the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders who swept the Sebeka Trojans 8-7, 17-6 in a Park Region Conference doubleheader. Tuesday, May 4.
Hailey Hudalla was 2-4 with one run and one RBI and was the winning pitcher in Game One.
Reagan Ludovissie was 2-3 with a double and Mary Kern drove in a run.
In Game Two, Madison Schmitz went 4-5 with a home run, a double, two runs and three RBIs. Hailey Hudalla was 4-5 with a double and one RBI. Miranda Line went 2-3 with a double, two runs and one RBI. Ludovissie was 2-4 with three runs and one RBI and Becca Stanley at 2-4 with one run and two RBIs.
BHV 8 11 1
Sebeka 7 10 4
WP: Hailey Hudalla LP: Kaitlyn Eckman. 2B: BHV-Brandi Warren, Reagan Ludovissie.
Sebeka 16 7 3
BHV 17 20 3
WP: Hailey Hudalla. LP: Jaylin Lillquist. 2B:Hailey Hudalla, Madison Schmitz, Miranda Line . HR: BHV-Madison Schmitz . Conference: BHV 4-3. Overall: BHV 4-5. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Browerville 3:45 p.m. Thursday, May 6.
WDC drops 2
WADENA — Mercedes Schultz finished 3-3 with two runs scored in Game Two for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines as they fell 13-1, 16-6 in a Park Region Conference doubleheader against New York Mills Tuesday, May 4.
In Game One, Addison Carr and Nevada Schulz collected W-DC’s two hits.
Katelyn Gardner was 1-2 with a run and Jenna Dykhoff was 1-2 with an RBI in Game Two for WDC.