PINE RIVER — Jaime Johnson allowed just one hit and struck out five as she pitched the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a 15-0 Upper Mississippi Conference shutout against Kelliher/Northome Friday, May 21.
The victory forced a three-way tie for the conference championship between PRB, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and Blackduck as all three teams finished with 6-1 conference records.
Danielle Burgoyne went 3-4 with a triple, grand slam, three runs scored and six RBIs.
Rylee Norman was 2-4 with a double and three RBIs. Annabelle Knapp finished 2-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI and Gracie Crimmins hit a double.
Victoria Koering was 2-2 with two runs and RBI for the Tigers.
Kelliher/Northome 0 1 2
Pine River-Backus 15 10 0
WP: Jaime Johnson. 2B: PRB-Rylee Norman, Annabelle Knapp, Gracie Crimmins. 3B: PRB-Danielle Burgoyne. HR: PRB-Burgoyne. Conference: PRB 6-1. Overall: PRB 10-6. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Swanville 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 24.
VERNDALE — Brandi Warren and Mya Sawyer both hit Game One home runs for the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders leading to an 11-6, 7-4 Park Region Conference split with the New York Mills Eagles Friday, May 21.
Warren added a double, two runs and two RBIs in Game One. Reagan Ludovissie also hit a double with two runs and two RBIs and Taylor Johnson collected a double with a run and two RBIs.
In Game Two, Warren posted another home run with two runs and two RBIs and Madison Schmitz hit a double.
Hailey Hudalla and Ludovissie each scored one run for BHV.
New York Mills 6 8 1
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 11 12 5
WP: Hailey Hudalla. LP: MacKenzie Gilster. 2B: BHV-Brandi Warren, Reagen Ludovissie, Taylor Johnson. HR: BHV-Brandi Warren, Mya Sawyer.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 4 5 2
New York Mills 7 9 2
WP: Alyia Gerber. LP: Reagen Ludovissie. 2B: BHV-Madison Schmitz. HR: BHV- Brandi Warren. Conference: BHV 7-7. Overall: BHV 7-12. Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Staples-Motley Thursday, May 27.
WDC 17, Bagley 2
WADENA — Montana Carsten was 3-4 with two runs, a double, a triple, a home run with four RBIs for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in a 17-2 non-conference win over the Bagley Flyers Friday, May 21.
Katelyn Gardner added a home run with two RBIs and Nevada Schulz went 2-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs.
Myja Nemeth was the winning pitcher. She allowed only two hits and struck out two..
Bagley 2 2 2
W-DC 17 9 2
WP: Myja Nemeth. LP: Angnew. 2B: W-DC- Montana Carsten, Nevada Schulz (2). 3B: W-DC- Montana Carsten. HR: W-DC-Montana Carsten, Katelyn Gardner. Overall: 5-9. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek hosts Sebeka (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 25.
Foley 15, Little Falls 5
FOLEY — Ellie Skeesick finished 2-2 with a double, a run and two RBIs for the Little Falls Flyers in a 15-5 Granite Ridge Conference loss to the Foley Falcons Friday, May 21.
Kendra Couture added a run and an RBI. Sammy Tembreull scored two runs and Kerstin Knopik added another run.
Little Falls 5 6 7
Foley 15 14 0
LP: Avery Threkald. 2B: Ellie Skeesick. Conference: LF 1-12. Overall: LF 3-15. Next: Little Falls in Section 8-3A playoffs TBA.
Mora 16, Little Falls 1
LITTLE FALLS — Kendra Couture hit a home run and Mikayla Faust finished 2-2 with a double for the Little Falls Flyers in a 16-1 Granite Ridge Conference loss to Mora Thursday, May 20.
It’s the second straight game Couture hit a home run. Ellie Skeesick was also 2-2 for the Flyers.