PEQUOT LAKES - Kristy Hoge collected two doubles and four other players recorded two hits for the Aitkin Gobblers in Monday's 17-7 win over Pequot Lakes.
Gobblers' starting pitcher Sara Hoge struck out three and helped herself by collecting a double and knocking in two runs. Lauren Landrus added three RBIs, while Emily Mehr and Kelsey Klucas knocked in two a piece for the Gobblers.
Brooke Serfling went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for the Patriots.
Aitkin 17 14 3
Pequot Lakes 7 5 3
WP: Sara Hoge. LP: Jamie Sewall. 2B: Ait-Kristy Hoge (2), Sara Hoge, Lauren Lundrus. PL-Brooke Serfling. Overall: A 6-0, PL 3-9. Next: Aitkin hosts Rush City 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; Pequot Lakes hosts Detroit Lakes 4 p.m. Friday (2).
Pillager 11, Upsala 6
PILLAGER - Ally Hunstad struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings and the Pillager Huskies scored 11 runs on just five hits to beat Upsala 11-6 Monday.
Jazmin Massie had a double and Kaylie Hanson went 2-4 with an RBI for the Huskies.
Upsala 6 3 5
Pillager 11 5 3
WP: Ally Hunstad. LP: Brooke Lampert. 2B: P-Jazmin Massie. Overall: Pill 4-3. Next: Pillager at Verndale 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Staples-Motley 20, Melrose 4
MELROSE - Rachael Hoemberg continues to hit a hot bat as she went 3-for-3 with four runs, three RBIs and a double in the Staples-Motley Cardinals 20-4 victory over Melrose Monday.
Heather Zetah hit a triple and Ashley Miles went 3-4 with four RBIs, two runs and two double.
Abby Edin went six innings allowing five hits, two earned runs and one walk. She struck out two for the win.
Staples-Motley 20 15 4
Melrose 4 5 1
WP: Abby Edin. LP: Jessica Tomasek. 2B: SM-Ashley Miles 2, Rachael Hoemberg, Mackenzie Holst. 3B: SM-Heather Zetah. Overall: SM 5-4. Next: Staples-Motley at Detroit Lakes 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Pine River-Backus 13, Cass Lake-Bena 1
CASS LAKE - Katie Wangberg finished 3-for-4 with an inside-the-park home run and four RBIs to help the Pine River-Backus Tigers knock off the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers 13-1 Monday in Northwoods Conference action.
Nikki Tulenchik finished 2-4 with a double and Erin Kish was 2-3 with an RBI.
Becky Walker allowed one hit and three walks and struck out two in three innings for the win.
Erin Johnson pitched the final two innings. She struck out three.
Pine River-Backus 13 11 0
Cass Lake-Bena 1 3 2
WP: Becky Walker. LP: Autumn Brunelle. 2B: PRB-Nikki Tulenchik. HR: PRB-Katie Wangberg. Overall: PRB 4-5. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Laporte 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Holdingford 3, Pierz 2
HOLDINGFORD - Katelyn Fuhrman struck out five and gave up two walks as the Pierz Pioneers fell to Central Minnesota Conference foe Holdingford 3-2 Monday.
Lauren Hayes drove in Ashley Stich and Kayla Stich to account for the Pioneers' runs.
Pierz 2 3 2
Holdingford 3 5 2
WP: Erin Ohman. LP: Katelyn Fuhrman. Conference: Prz 0-6. Overall: Prz 2-8. Next: Pierz hosts Maple Lake (2) 4 p.m. Thursday.
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.