NASHWAUK - Pine River-Backus pitcher Jordan Ackerman threw a no-hitter, with 17 strikeouts and five walks, in Game One of a doubleheader against Nashwauk-Keewatin Tuesday.
Pine River-Backus 12 9 0
Nashwauk-Keewatin 2 0 2
WP: Jordan Ackerman . LP: Evan Nelson . 2B: Darrion Rubner, Mitchell Klein.
Pine River-Backus 6 2 3
Nashwauk-Keewatin 4 1 3
WP: Andy Davidson. LP: Henry Stawcoug. Conference: PRB 2-0. Overall: PRB 2-0. Next : Pine River-Backus hosts Red Lake 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pillager 5, Ottertail Central 0
BATTLE LAKE - Justin Ringler struck out 13 batters as the Pillager Huskies blanked the Ottertail Central Bulldogs 5-0 in a Park Region Conference opener Tuesday.
Pillager's Jordan Hunstad went 3-for-4 and Tyson Bell was 2-4.
Pillager 5 7 1
Ottertail Central 0 1 4
WP: Justin Ringler. LP: PIL-Jeff Hamann. 2B: Pill-Justin Gangestad. Conference: Pill 1-0. Overall: Pill 1-1. Next: New York Mills at Pillager 5 p.m. Thursday.
S-M, W-DC split
STAPLES - Kevin Tumberg struck out four and helped the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to a 6-3 win over the Staples-Motley Cardinals in the first game of a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Tuesday.
Jordan Riewer struck out eight and Cody Redfield highlighted the second game with a two-run blast to lead the Cardinals to a 5-2 win as the won the second game.
Riewer finished the day 3-5 with two RBIs.
Wadena-Deer Creek 6 8 3
Staples-Motley 3 3 3
WP: Kevin Tumberg. LP: Gunner Johnson. 2B: . 3B: . HR: .
Wadena-Deer Creek 3 4 2
Staples-Motley 5 5 2
WP: Jordan Riewer. LP: George Gannon. 2B: . 3B: . HR:WDC-Redfield.
Conference: SM 1-1, WDC 1-1. Overall: SM 1-1, WDC 1-1. Next : Staples-Motley vs. Sebeka at Park Rapids tournament 6 p.m. Friday; Wadena-Deer Creek at Bertha-Hewitt 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Verndale 14, New York Mills 8
VERNDALE - Brady Siedschlaw was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, three runs and four RBIs for the Verndale Pirates in a 14-8 Park Region Conference victory over New York Mills Tuesday.
Colby Schmidt scored two runs and stole three bases for the Pirates.
New York Mills 8 6 4
Verndale 14 11 1
WP: Dustin Motschenbacher. LP: Wegscheid. 2B: V-Brady Siedschlaw. 3B: V-Siedschlaw. Conference: V 1-0. Overall: V 1-0. Next: Verndale hosts Ottertail Central 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pequot Lakes splits
PEQUOT LAKES - Ben Kepner did it all as the Pequot Lakes Patriots split a doubleheader with the Park Rapids Panthers in Mid-State Conference action Tuesday.
Kepner's seven strikeouts and one hit came in Game One as the Patriots won 4-3 before going 2-for-2 with two doubles in a 7-4 Game Two loss.
Jake Serfling legged out two triples for the Patriots in the second game. Casey Christiansen was 2-3 for Pequot Lakes.
Park Rapids 3 6 1
Pequot Lakes 4 6 0
WP: Ben Kepner. LP: Kevin Vadland. 2B: PL-Casey Christiansen, Brian Kittleson.
Park Rapids 7 11 3
Pequot Lakes 4 9 1
WP: Tucker Coburn LP: Nathan Lehman. 2B: Ben Kepner (2), . 3B: Jake Serfling (2). Conference: PL 1-1. Overall: PL 2-1. Next : Pequot Lakes at Wadena-Deer Creek 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Pierz 3, Holdingford 0
HOLDINGFORD - Mike Weber fanned 10 batters in five innings as the Pierz Pioneers shut out the Holdingford Huskers 3-0 in Central Minnesota Conference action Tuesday.
Pierz 3 3 2
Holdingford 0 6 3
WP: Mike Weber. LP: Brandon Hellmann. Conference: Prz 1-0. Overall: Prz 2-0. Next: Pierz at Eden Valley-Watkins 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Perham sweeps C-I
PERHAM - Crosby-Ironton mustered only two hits and one run in two games in losing a Mid-State Conference doubleheader to Perham 11-1 and 4-0 Tuesday.
In the first game Cory Henningson managed the Rangers' lone hit. Brett Arneson drove in the only run.
Colin Leonard had C-I's hit in the second game.
Kyler DeCent made his first career start for the Rangers and tossed a complete game, allowing one earned run on five hits with no walks and two strikeouts.
Crosby-Ironton 1 1 5
Perham 11 3 1
WP: Nate Schmitz. LP: Kyle Prydil.
Crosby-Ironton 0 1 4
Perham 4 5 0
WP: Taylor Doll. LP: Kyler Descent. Conference: CI 0-2. Overall: CI 0-2. Next : Crosby-Ironton hosts Esko 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Sauk Rapids 5, Little Falls 1
LITTLE FALLS - Eddie Wenzel was 2-for-2 for the Little Falls Flyers in a 5-1 Central Lakes Conference loss to Sauk Rapids Tuesday.
Michael Sperl drove in the lone Flyer run on a fielder's choice.
Sauk Rapids 5 7 3
Little Falls 1 3 2
WP: Kroeger. LP: Riley Hirsch. Conference: LF 0-1. Overall: LF 0-1. Next : Little Falls at Willmar 5 p.m. Thursday.
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