BRAHAM - Aitkin's Emily Mehr struck out seven in a 5-0 complete game victory over Great River Conference rival Braham Tuesday.
Lena Montano knocked in two runs for the Gobblers, while Mehr, Kelsey Klucas and Ellen Raushel each added one RBI.
Aitkin 5 10 2
Braham 0 2 1
WP: Emily Mehr. LP: Sam Anderson. 2B: Kristy Hoge, Mehr. Conference: A 1-0. Overall: A 1-0. Next game: Aitkin hosts East Central 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Wadena-Deer Creek 9, Breckenridge 2
WADENA - Steph Hahn tossed a complete game allowing three hits and one earned run while striking out three to help Wadena-Deer Creek to a 9-2 victory over Breckenridge Thursday.
Lexi Hoemberg went 2-for-3 for the Wolverines and finished with an RBI and a run scored.
Breckenridge 2 3 2
Wadena-Deer Creek 9 5 2
WP: Steph Hahn. LP: Alissa Clift. Overall: WDC 2-0. Next game: Wadena-Deer Creek at Pequot Lakes 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Willmar 7, Little Falls 5
WILLMAR - Trisha Whippler had one hit and two RBI and Kaitlin Gerads had a double and an RBI for the Little Falls Flyers in a 7-5 Central Lakes Conference loss to the Willmar Cardinals.
"The one bad inning cost us, but to the girls credit they got back into the game," said Little Falls coach Ron Hinnenkamp. "After being down 5-2, we came back to made a game of it."
Little Falls 5 7 3
Willmar 7 6 0
WP: Hanna Pederson. LP: Marissa Gessell. 2B: W-Chelsey Wierschm, LF-Kaitlin Gerads. Conference: LF 0-2. Overall: LF 0-2. Next game: Little Falls at Alexandria 5 p.m. Friday.
Eden Valley-Watkins 7, Pierz 5
EDEN VALLEY - Ashely Stich went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Megan Boser finished 2-2, but the Pierz Pioneers failed to capitalize with runners in scoring position in the final inning of a 7-5 Central Minnesota Conference loss to Eden Valley-Watkins Thursday.
Hannah Groves struck out five, while allowing only three earned runs on six hits.
Pierz 5 8 3
Eden Valley-Watkins 7 6 1
WP: T. Sheldon. LP: Hannah Groves. 2B: Megan Boser. Conference: Prz 0-2. Overall: Prz 1-3. Next game: Pierz hosts Milaca 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Nevis 11, Pine River-Backus 10
NEVIS - Emalee Arends went 3-for-5 and Hannah Hulke and Nicole Brekkestrand each had doubles for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in an 11-10 Northwoods Conference loss to the Nevis Tigers Thursday.
Pine River-Backus 10 10 2
Nevis 11 8 1
WP: Katie Dierkhising. LP: Erin Johnson. 2B: PRB-Hannah Hulke, Nicole Brekkestrand. Conference: PRB 0-1. Overall: PRB 0-1. Next game: Pine River-Backus at Park Rapids tournament 11 a.m. Saturday.
Ottertail Central 3, Verndale 2
BATTLE LAKE - Nicole Bart struck out seven and gave up two earned runs for the Verndale Pirates, who were edged 3-2 by the Ottertail Central Bulldogs during Park Region Conference action Thursday.
Bart went 1-for-3 in the batters box with an RBI double and Crystal Haskin's single knocked in the Pirates other run.
Verndale 2 2 2
Ottertail Central 3 6 0
WP: Anne Bjorkland. LP: Nicole Bart. 2B: Bart. Conference: V 0-1. Overall: V 0-1. Next game: Verndale vs. Eagle Valley at Clarissa 4:30 p.m. Friday.
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