LITTLE FALLS - Andrew Lange struck out six and allowed five hits and two earned runs to lead the Little Falls Flyers to an 11-2 Central Lakes Conference victory over Fergus Falls Thursday.
Ben Hanowski was 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs. Beau Hanowski was 2-3 with two runs and Joe Rydeen was 2-3 with a double and three RBIs.
Fergus Falls 2 5 1
Little Falls 11 9 0
WP: Andrew Lange. LP: Jake Heck. 2B: Beau Hanowski, Joe Rydeen, Andrew Lange. 3B: Peter Suska. HR: Ben Hanowski. Conference: LF 4-3. Overall: LF 4-3. Next: Little Falls at Sartell Tuesday 4:30 p.m.
Pierz 9, Holdingford 0
PIERZ - Scott Janson threw his second consecutive shutout, striking out nine, while allowing only two hits as Pierz blanked Holdingford 9-0 in Central Minnesota Conference baseball Thursday.
Pierz's Matt Woitalla was 2-2 with an RBI and Mark Kahl went 2-4 with two runs and one RBI.
Holdingford 0 2 7
Pierz 9 9 3
WP: Scott Janson. LP: Brandon Hellman. Conference: P 6-2. Overall: P 6-2. Next: Pierz hosts Foley Friday 4:30 p.m.
Aitkin 5, Onamia 1
AITKIN - Tim Pearson struck out 10 and allowed three hits and one earned run as the Aitkin Gobblers beat Onamia 5-1 Thursday.
Dan Landrus was 3-4 with two stolen bases and an RBI and Scott Nyberg went 2-3 with two RBIs for the Gobblers.
Onamia 1 3 2
Aitkin 5 7 1
WP: Tim Pearson. LP: Faust. 2B: Billy Cluff. Conference: A 3-1. Overall: A 3-1. Next: Aitkin hosts Pine City Tuesday 4:30 p.m. .
Verndale 1, Sebeka 0
VERNDALE - Matt Moenkedick finished 2-3 at the plate and pitched a complete-game shutout in Verndale's 1-0 Park Region Conference victory over Sebeka Thursday.
Clayton Cottrell was 1-3 and drove in the game-winning run.
Sebeka 0 3 1
Verndale 1 5 0
WP: Matt Moenkedick. LP: Alex Brockpahler. 2B: Matt Moenkedick. 3B: Sam Moenkedick. Conference: V 4-2. Overall: V 5-2. Next: Verndale at Brandon-Evansville Friday 4:30 p.m.
Pine River-Backus 9,
PINE RIVER - Andy Davidson hit a 3-run home run to power the Pine River-Backus Tigers past the Northland-Remer Eagles 9-2 in non-conference baseball Thursday.
Ryan Snavely added a double and scored three runs and Jared Johnson was 2-for-2 with two RBIs.
Jordan Ackerman picked up the win to improve to 2-0. He gave up two runs, three hits and struck out nine.
Northland-Remer 2 3 5
Pine River-Backus 9 5 2
WP: Jordan Ackerman. LP: Tyler Datzman. 3B: PRB-Ryan Snavely. HR: PRB-Andy Davidson. Overall: PRB 2-2. Next: PRB at Menahga 4:30 p.m. Monday.
PARK RAPIDS - The Park Rapids Panthers swept a Mid-State Conference doubleheader from the Staples-Motley Cardinals by scores of 6-5 and 4-0 Thursday.
In game one, Chad Deede was 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and an RBI. Devin Becker, Trevor Smith and Ben Enney each had the other Cardinals hits.
In game two, Alex Jansson was 2-3 with a double and Trevor Ness had the other Cardinal hit.
Park Rapids 6 10 3
Staples-Motley 5 5 3
WP: Grant Dierkhising. LP: Ben Enney. 2B: SM-Chad Deede.
Park Rapids 4 9 0
Staples-Motley 0 3 0
WP: Donatelle. LP: Jordan Riewer. 2B: SM-Alex Jansson. Conference: SM 3-3. Overall: 3-3. Next: Staples-Motley hosts Melrose 5 p.m. Friday.
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