PEQUOT LAKES - Pequot Lakes scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning and Olivia Baumann struck out 10 to give the Patriots a 3-0 game-one win over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers. Pequot followed with a 9-1 victory in the second game for a Mid-State Conference sweep Thursday.
Baumann had five strikeouts in game two as well as two doubles and Robin Soukup hit a home run in the Patriots' victory.
Crosby-Ironton 0 1 0
Pequot Lakes 3 2 3
WP-Olivia Baumann. LP-Gina Sullivan. 3 in the bottom of the sixth to win it.
Crosby-Ironton 1 3 2
Pequot Lakes 9 12 2
WP- Olivia Baumann. LP-Gina Sullivan. 2B-PL-Baumann (2). HR-PL-Robin Soukup. Conference-PL 2-0; CI 0-2. Overall-PL 2-0; CI 0-2. Next- PL at Menahga tournament 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Pierz 11, Kimball 10
KIMBALL - Tina Pohlkamp had a double and Lauren Fischer picked up the win on the mound as the Pierz Pioneers defeated Kimball 11-10 in Central Minnesota Conference softball Thursday.
Pierz 11 13 3
Kimball 10 8 3
WP-Lauren Fischer. LP-A. Schieselbein. 2B-P-Tina Pohlkamp. 3B-K-B. Simmons. Conference-P 2-1. Overall-P 2-1. Next-Pierz hosts Braham, Mora 4 p.m. Friday.
Wadena-Deer Creek 9,
Pine River-Backus 7
WADENA - Hannah Askew led Wadena-Deer Creek with a win on the mound and two runs as the Wolverines pulled out a 9-7 victory over the Pine River- Backus Tigers in non-conference softball action Thursday.
Lyndie Walker pitched three innings for the Tigers and went 3-for-4 with two runs and a double.
Pine River-Backus 7 9 1
Wadena-Deer Creek 9 7 6
WP-Hannah Askew. LP-Krystle Hamilton. 2B-PRB-Walker. Overall-PRB 0-2. Next-WDC at Frazee Tournament Saturday; PRB hosts Pillager 4 p.m. Friday.
Sauk Rapids-Rice 20,
Little Falls 0
SAUK RAPIDS - Ashly Erickson, Bailey Veillette and Kari Freudenrich each had a hit for the Little Falls Flyers as they fell to the Sauk Rapids Storm 20-0 in Central Lakes Conference action Thursday.
Little Falls 0 3 7
Sauk Rapids 20 17 2
WP-Tiffany Walentiny. LP-Melissa Fruechte. Conference-LF 0-2. Overall-LF 1-2. Next-LF hosts St. Cloud Tech 5 p.m. Monday.
Menahga 8, Verndale 3
VERNDALE - Stephanie Dailey led the Verndale Pirates with two hits as they lost to the Menahga Braves 8-3 in Park Region Conference softball Thursday.
Menahga 8 15 1
Verndale 3 5 5
WP-Bissmore. LP-Nikki Bart (1-3). 2B-V-Megan Van Roekel; M-Neisess. 3B-M-Haapola. Conference-V 1-3. Overall-V 1-3. Next-Verndale at Menahga tournament 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Parkers Prairie 11,
PARKERS PRAIRIE - Katie Turpin, Kaylie Hanson and Lena Unger all had doubles for the Pillager Huskies as they fell 11-5 to Parkers Prairie in a Park Region Conference game Thursday.
Pillager 5 8 4
Parkers Prairie 11 13 2
WP-Cassandra Klimek. LP-Katie Turpin. 2B-PP-Dawn Terfehr, Sari Noga; Pill-Katie Turpin, Kaylie Hanson, Lena Unger. Conference-P 1-2. Overall-P 1-2. Next-Pillager at Menahga 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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