MINNEAPOLIS - The Pillagers Huskies loved the indoors as they pounded out 13 hits in a 12-1 victory over East Central at the Metrodome Monday.
Justin Ringler recorded seven strikeouts and also went 3-4 at the plate for the Huskies.
Jordan Hunstand went 2-4 with a triple, Sebastian Stelck was 2-3 and Matt Doss was 2-2 as Pillager raised its overall record to 6-5.
Pillager 12 13 3
East Central 1 7 3
WP: Jusin Ringler. LP: Ulocke. 2B: . 3B: P-Jordan Hunstad, Tyson Bell. Overall: P 6-5. Next: Pillager at Sebeka 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Aitkin 9, Isle 6
AITKIN - Kyle Hoffman went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBIs as the Aitkin Gobblers overcame seven errors for a 9-6 win over the Isle Huskies in a Great River Conference game Monday.
Sam Johnson collected a double and RBI for the Gobblers while Collin Burke went 3-for-4 and knocked in a run. Nick Harmon got the win, walking two and striking out three with two earned runs in a complete game.
Isle 6 5 3
Aitkin 9 13 7
WP: Nick Harmon. LP: Cole Oswald. 2B: Sam Johnson. HR: Kyle Hoffman. Conference: A 6-3. Overall: A 6-5. Next: Aitkin at Pine City 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pequot Lakes 5, Sebeka 1
PEQUOT LAKES - Tom LaRue pitched seven innings, giving up one run while striking out six, in a non-conference victory for Pequot Lakes over Sebeka on Monday.
Mike Christensen and Ben Kepner each went 2-2 for Pequot.
The Patriots also received offensive support from Casey Christenson, who was 2-3, and from Jake Serfling, who doubled, as Pequot Lakes raised its overall record to 8-2.
Sebeka 1 6 2
Pequot Lakes 5 12 1
WP: Tom LaRue. LP: Peterson. 2B: S-Pulju, PL-Jake Serfling. Overall: PL 8-2. Next: Pequot Lakes at Perham 4 p.m. Tuesday (2).
PR-B wins, ties
CASS LAKE - Jordan Ackerman pitched a complete game and Andy Davidson went 3-for-4 to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a 6-2 victory over Cass Lake Bena in the first game of a Northland Conference doubleheader Monday.
Ackerman had 11 strikeouts and three walks. Russell Burgoyne doubled and Nathan Holm was 1-1 with an RBI.
In Game Two, which ended in a six-inning tie due to darkness, Davidson pitched a complete game, with six strikeouts and one walk. Ackerman was 2-3 with a three-run homer and Davidson was 1-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Pine River-Backus 6 6 2
Cass Lake-Bena 2 7 4
WP: Jordan Ackerman (3-0). LP: Mike Hanson.
Pine River-Backus 5 7 1
Cass Lake-Bena 5 6 5
(Tie, 6 innings, darkness)
Conference: PRB 7-2-1. Overall: PRB 7-4-1. Next: PRB May 12 at Nevis 4:30 p.m.
Staples-Motley 6, Bertha-Hewitt 2
STAPLES - Chad Beebe's RBI triple spurred Staples-Motley's offense in a 6-2 victory over Bertha-Hewitt Monday.
Trevor Ness doubled and Devin Becker got the win for S-M.
Staples-Motley 6 9 0
Bertha-Hewitt 2 4 4
WP: Devin Becker. LP: Austin Selvey. 2B: Trevor Ness (SM), 3B: Chad Beebe (SM). Conference: SM 5-3, Overall: SM 8-5. Next: S-M at Browerville 4 p.m. Wednesday.
EV-Watkins 6, Pierz 5
PIERZ - The Pierz Pioneers put together a five-run inning, highlighted by Travis Kahl's two-run double but Eden Valley-Watkins scored six runs and the Pioneers lost their third Central Minnesota game 6-5 Monday.
Mike Weber took the loss, pitching seven innings and striking out seven. Kahl went 2-4 with two RBIs and Mike Poser was 2-4 with a run scored. Mitch Woitalla went 2-3 with two RBI and a run scored.
Eden Valley-Watkins 6 7 1
Pierz 5 7 3
WP: Matt Geislinger. LP: Mike Weber. 2B: P-Travis Kahl, E-Geislinger, Josh Schoumach, Jordan Dockerdorf. 3B: E-Kevin Kramer. Conference: P 6-3. Overall: P 8-4. Next: Pierz hosts Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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