AITKIN - Molly Studniski drove home Ellen Raushel in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Aitkin Gobblers a 10-9 fast-pitch softball victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers Friday in non-conference action.
Studniski finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Karma Wasserzieher was 2-3, Lauren Eno was 2-4 and Kelly Hoge hit a double. Ellie Cox cleared the bases in the sixth on a three-run single that tied the game 8-8.
Crosby-Ironton - 9 11 7
Aitkin - 10 9 6
WP-Emily Mehr. LP-Gina Sullivan. 2B-Kelly Hoge (A). Overall-
A 2-0. Next-Aitkin at Blackduck 4:30 p.m. Monday; Crosby-Ironton hosts Perham (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday.
STAPLES - Sara Dezell earned a win on the mound and hit a double to lift the Staples-Motley Cardinals to a 7-2 non-conference fast-pitch softball victory over Melrose Friday.
Melrose - 2 5 2
Staples-Motley - 7 7 1
WP-Sara Dezell. LP-Weber. 2B-Dezell (SM); Weber (M). Overall-3-0. Next-SM at Frazee Tournament 11 a.m. Saturday.
Braham 2, Pierz 0
Mora 4, Pierz 2
PIERZ - Rachel Bednar and Stacee Lenz recovered the lone Pierz Pioneer hits in a 2-0 loss to Braham Friday in non-conference fast-pitch softball
In the Pioneers' second game, Bednar and Lenz drove in two Pierz runs in a 4-2 loss to Mora.
Braham - 2 3 3
Pierz - 0 2 5
WP-K. Nelson. LP-Brianna Varner.
Mora - 4 5 1
Pierz - 2 2 1
WP-Donner. LP-Lauren Fischer. 2B- M-Besser . 3B- M-Kelsey. Conference- Prz 2-1. Overall- Prz 2-3. Next-Pierz hosts Rockford 5 p.m. Monday.
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