VERNDALE - Nicole Bart threw two shutouts, with 11 strikeouts in 14 innings, and was 4-for-8 with a double and five RBIs as Verndale swept a doubleheader against Park Region Conference rival Sebeka Thursday.
Brittany Kern was 5-for-8 in the two games for the Pirates and Alicia Johnson was 4-for-8 for Verndale.
Sebeka 0 4 0
Verndale 6 10 0
WP: Nicole Bart. LP: Brett Brockpahler.
Sebeka 0 3 2
Verndale 6 11 2
WP: Bart. LP: Kendal Steinke. 2B: Bart. Conference: V 7-1. Overall: V 9-2. Next: Verndale at Browerville 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Aitkin 11, Ogilvie 1
AITKIN - Sara Hoge went 4-for-4 with five RBIs, and six innings of one-hit ball to lead the Aitkin Gobblers past the Ogilvie Lions 11-1 in Great River Conference play.
Kristy Hoge was 3-4 with a double and Ellen Raushel was 2-3 with a double to lead Aitkin. Lena Montano also went 1-2 with a double and Allie Carson went 1-2 with an RBI for Aitkin.
Ogilvie 1 1 1
Aitkin 11 12 1
WP: Sara Hoge. LP: Remer. 2B: A-Ellen Raushel, Kristy Hoge, Lena Montano . HR: O-Nahring. Conference: LF 5-0. Overall: LF 8-0. Next: Aitkin hosts Isle 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Maple Lake sweeps Pierz
PIERZ - The Pierz Pioneers collected 13 hits through 10 innings but the hot-hitting Maple Lake Irish walked away with two wins in Thursday's non-conference double-header.
Crystal Boser went 2-for-3 with a double and a run for the Pioneers, while Megan Boser went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the 19-5 Game One loss.
Kelsey Meyer and Shelby Fuhrman went 1-for-2, but the Pioneers couldn't touch home in a 12-0 Game Two loss.
Maple Lake 19 16 3
Pierz 5 7 4
WP: Ashley Kempenich. LP: Hannah Groves. 2B: Crystal Boser.
Maple Lake 12 9 0
Pierz 0 6 4
WP: Brooke Decker. LP: Katelyn Fuhrman. Conference: P 0-8. Overall: P 2-10. Next: Pierz at Swanville 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Pillager, B-H split
BERTHA - Nicole Marcy and Kaylie Hanson delivered the first home-game home runs for Pillager on its new field as the Huskies split a doubleheader with the Bertha-Hewitt Bears in Park Region Conference action Thursday.
Marcy went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer that landed in the adjacent baseball field as the Huskies lost Game One 7-6. Hanson and Danielle Johnson each added doubles for the Huskies, while Ally Hunstad struck out eight batters.
Hanson went 4-for-6, including a three-run homer, as the Huskies claimed a 14-8 Game Two win. Marcy, Nicole Mast, and Danielle Johnson each tagged Game Two doubles for the Huskies.
Pillager 6 15 0
Bertha-Hewitt 7 10 0
WP: Jessica Finck. LP: Ally Hunstad. 2B: Kaylie Hanson, Danielle Johnson. HR: Nicole Marcy.
Pillager 14 20 2
Bertha-Hewitt 8 16 4
WP: Devyn Mudgett. LP: Autumn Aeling. 2B: Nicole Mast, Nicole Marcy, Danielle Johnson. HR: Kaylie Hanson. Conference: P 3-5. Overall: P 5-6. Next: Pillager at Pequot 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Apollo 1, Little Falls 0
LITTLE FALLS - Marissa Gessell gave up only one run on two hits and struck out six but the Little Falls Flyers failed to give her any run support in a 1-0 loss to the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles in a Central Lakes Conference game Thursday.
Trisha Wippler doubled for the Flyers, who managed four hits.
St. Cloud Apollo 1 2 2
Little Falls 0 4 1
WP: Kaci Parsons. LP: Marissa Gessell. 2B: Trisha Wippler. Conference: LF 0-8. Overall: LF 3-9. Next: LF at Sartell 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (2).
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