PARK RAPIDS — Jalen Busker struck out ten and walked one on his way to a no-hitter, while helping his own cause by going 3-4 with three RBIs at the plate as Staples-Motley routed Park Rapids 11-1 in a five inning mercy rule game.
Austin Redemske added a 3-4 day of his own, notching a double and driving in four runs while scoring a run for the Cardinals.
Staples-Motley took the second game 11-2 off only four hits, but drew seven walks and were hit four times from Park Rapids pitchers.
Mark Kossan struck out three and walked one in five innings to notch a complete game win for the Cardinals.
Seth Auger, Jordan Wick, Kyle Jansson and Cody Drone managed the four hits, all singles, for Staples-Motley in the second game.
Staples-Motley 11 11 1
WP: Jalen Busker. LP: Tyler McCollum. 2B: S-M: Devon White.
Staples-Motley 11 4 2
Park Rapids 2 7 5
WP: Mark Kossan. LP: Cory Odland. Overall: SM 5-2 . Next: Staples-Motley at Bertha-Hewitt 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (2).