PINE RIVER - Michelle Dickson finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Erin Johnson went 2-4 with two RBIs as the Pine River-Backus Tigers knocked off Blackduck 10-0 Monday in Northwoods Conference action.
Nikki Tulenchik added an RBI double for the 2-3 Tigers and Johnson picked up the shutout victory as she allowed just four hits.
Blackduck 0 4 1
Pine River-Backus 10 10 3
WP: Erin Johnson. LP: Brittany Mistic. 2B: PRB-Nikki Tulencheck. Conference: PRB 1-1. Overall: PRB 2-3. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Pequot Lakes 7,
PEQUOT LAKES - Brooke Serfling went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead Pequot Lakes to a 7-3 win over Blackduck Monday.
Kayla Wangen got the win while pitching a complete game and allowing only two earned runs.
Blackduck 3 3 7
Pequot Lakes 7 8 2
WP: Kayla Wangen. LP: Savich. 3B: Chelsey Thorson. Overall: PL 3-4. Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Wadena-Deer Creek 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Verndale 16, Nevis 1
NEVIS - Nicole Bart and Alicia Johnson combined for 11 strikeouts in leading the Verndale Pirates to a 16-1 victory over the Nevis Tigers Monday.
Elizabeth Johnson and Jamie Kern each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs a piece and Crystal Haskin had two hits.
Bart struck out seven in three innings. She allowed two hits and no earned runs. Johnson pitched the final two innings.
Verndale 16 9 3
Nevis 1 2 3
WP: Bart. LP: Shiloh Veit. Overall: V 1-2. Next: Verndale hosts Menahga 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Bemidji 9, Little Falls 1
LITTLE FALLS - Courtney Messinger doubled and was driven in by Paige Beseman accounting for the Little Falls Flyers only run in a 9-1 loss to the Bemidji Lumberjacks Monday.
Bemidji 9 7 0
Little Falls 1 3 6
WP: Chelsea Yost. LP: Marissa Gessell. 2B: Courtney Messinger. Overall: LF 0-4. Next: Little Falls at St. Cloud Tech 4 p.m. Tuesday.
ELROSA - Katelyn Fuhrman went 3-for-3 and Shelby Fuhrman was 2-3 as the Pierz Pioneers were topped 14-4 by the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars during Central Minnesota Conference play Monday.
Hannah Groves struck out five in the loss.
Pierz 4 10 3
Belgrade-B-E 14 15 1
WP: L. Johnson. LP: Hannah Groves. Conference: Prz 0-3. Overall: Prz 1-5. Next: Pierz at Rockford 5:15 p.m. Thursday.
Ottertail Central 6,
BATTLE LAKE - Ashley Miles knocked in two runs and scored, but the Staples-Motley Cardinals lost 6-5 to the Ottertail Central Bulldogs Monday.
S-M's Abby Eden struck out five batters while giving up six runs on 10 hits. Darcy McGillvary went 2-for-3.
Staples-Motley 5 5 3
Ottertail Central 6 10 2
WP: Carmen Malmstrom. LP: Abby Eden. Overall: SM 0-3. Next: Staples-Motley hosts Crosby-Ironton 4 p.m. Tuesday.
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