EDEN VALLEY -- Pierz Pioneers pitcher, Jeremy Monson, struck out 10 batters and hit a solo home run in the second inning, but it wasn't enough as the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles put together a late rally to slip past Pierz 4-2 in Central Minnesota Conference baseball.
Monson took a shutout into the sixth inning, but EV-W rallied for four runs. Mike Pohlkamp knocked in Cody Happke with Pierz's other run in the fifth.
Pierz -- 2 3 1
Eden Valley-Watkins -- 4 8 1
WP -- Adam Hiltner. LP -- Jeremy Monson. HR -- Monson. Conference -- P 3-2. Overall -- P 5-4. Next game -- Pierz at Maple Lake 5 p.m. Tuesday.
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