STAPLES - Rachael Hoemberg was 5-for-6 with a home run and double and Abby Edin pitched a no-hitter as Staples-Motley defeated Crosby-Ironton 11-0 and 20-0 in Mid-State Conference play Tuesday.
Edin was the winning pitcher in both games, tossing a five-inning no-hitter in Game Two that followed a five-inning complete-game shutout in Game One in which she collected 12 strikeouts while allowing one hit.
Angie Bernstrom was 3-for-4 with two triples and a double in the second game.
Kelli Roline was 2-for-2 in the first game and tripled in the second.
Crosby-Ironton 0 1 3
Staples-Motley 11 8 0
WP: Abby Edin. LP: Maggie Buchite. 2B: Rachel Hoemberg.
Crosby-Ironton 0 0 2
Staples-Motley 20 14 1
WP: Edin. LP: Buchite. 2B: Lonna Dumprope, Angie Bernstrom, Edin. 3B: Bernstrom 2, Heather Zetah, Kelli Roline. HR: Hoemberg. Conference: C-I 0-4, S-M 2-1. Overall: C-I 0-4, S-M 2-3. Next: Pequot Lakes at S-M 4 p.m. Thursday (2), C-I at Aitkin 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Aitkin 13, Ogilvie 5
OGILVIE - Lena Montano hit a home run, singled and drove in three runs as the Aitkin Gobblers defeated Ogilvie 13-5 in a Great River Conference game Tuesday.
Lauren Landrus had two doubles and a single and finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Ellen Raushel was 3-5 with two RBIs, Kelsey Klucas 2-5 with two RBIs and Miranda Paulson 3-4 with a double, two singles and two RBIs.
Winning pitcher Emily Mehr went seven innings, allowed three hits and two walks and struck out two.
Aitkin 13 16 5
Ogilvie 5 3 4
WP: Emily Mehr. LP: Johnson. Conference: A 3-0. Overall: A 3-0. Next: Hinckey-Finlayson at Aitkin 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
PR-B 14, W-H-A 4
WALKER - Nikki Tulenchik finished 3-for-3 with an RBI and Denin Oliver went 2-3 with an RBI to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a 14-4 Northwoods Conference victory over the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves Tuesday.
Emalee Arends struck out six, walked four and allowed three hits in five innings of work for the win.
Pine River-Backus 14 6 3
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 4 3 5
WP: Emalee Arends. LP: Lee. Conference: PRB 2-1. Overall: PRB 3-3. Next: Pine River-Backus at Wadena-Deer Creek 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pierz 3, Braham 0
PIERZ - Katelyn Fuhrman pitched a shutout as Pierz defeated Braham 3-0 Tuesday. Fuhrman scattered seven hits to go along with five strikeouts.
Autumn Woitalla was 2-for-2 with one run for the Pioneers.
Braham 0 7 2
Pierz 3 6 0
WP: Katelyn Fuhrman. LP: Sam Anderson. 3B: Megan Boser. Overall: P 2-5. Next: Pierz at Rockford 5:15 p.m. Thursday.
Verndale 4, Menahga 0
VERNDALE - Nicole Bart pitched seven shutout innings, giving up just four hits while striking out nine and walking one, in a 4-0 Verndale victory over Menahga in Park Region Conference action Tuesday.
The Pirates got five singles from five different batters.
Menahga 0 4 3
Verndale 4 5 1
WP: Nicole Bart. LP: Hotakainen. 2B: M-White, Pho. Conference: V 1-1. Overall: V 2-2. Next: Verndale at Bertha-Hewitt 4 p.m. Wednesday.
W-DC sweeps Pequot
PEQUOT LAKES - Wadena-Deer Creek swept Pequot Lakes 20-10 and 17-8 in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Tuesday.
The Patriots fought back from an 8-1 deficit in Game One to go up 10-8, but the Patriots'' defense imploded in the bottom of the fifth to allow eight unearned runs. Sam Holweger went 3-for-5 with a double and home run for the Wolverines. Kaiti Pahl was 2-for-3 with two runs scored for Pequot Lakes.
Stephanie Perkins, Lexi Hoemberg and Megan Popp had multiple-hit contests for Wadena-Deer Creek in the Game Two victory.
Wadena-Deer Creek 20 12 4
Pequot Lakes 10 9 8
WP: Stephanie Perkins. LP: Jamie Sewall. 2B: Sam Holweger (W), Rachael Langer (P), Katie Peterson (P) . 3B: Perkins (W), Chelsey Thorson (P). HR: Holweger (W) .
Wadena-Deer Creek 17 9 5
Pequot Lakes 8 10 6
WP: Steph Hahn . LP: Kayla Wangen. 2B: Perkins (W) Kaiti Peterson (P). Conference: PL- 0-4 W- 2-0 . Overall: PL- 3-6 W- 4-0. Next Pequot Lakes at Staples-Motley 4 p.m. Thursday, Pine River-Backus at W-DC 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Parkers Prairie 2, Pillager 0
PARKERS PRAIRIE - Sari Noga pitched a solid game for Pillager in a Park Region Conference loss to Parkers Prairie as she struck out eight batters.
Walks came back to haunt her as Parkers Prairie's Sari Noga doubled in two of the walked batters in the third.
Nicole Marcy finished the game for Pillager by going 2-for-3 and Emily Doss went 2-4.
Pillager 0 8 1
Parkers Prairie 2 1 0
WP: Sari Noga. LP: Ally Hunstad (1-2). 2B: PP-Noga. Conference: Pill 1-2. Overall: Pill 1-2. Next: Menahga at Pillager 4:30 p.m. Thursday (2).
Tech 9, Little Falls 7
ST. CLOUD - Nhi Dinh had a monster game, leading off the contest with a home run down the left-field line and finished 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs but the Little Falls Flyers fell 9-7 to St. Cloud Tech in Central Lakes Conference action Tuesday.
Paige Beseman added to the offensive attack for Little Falls, going 1-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.
Little Falls 7 8 3
St. Cloud Tech 9 9 3
WP: Amber Kopp. LP: Marissa Gessell. 2B: Paige Beseman. HR: Nhi Dinh. Conference: LF 0-4. Overall: LF 0-5. Next: LF vs. Rocori at Cold Spring 5 p.m. Thursday.
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