WADENA - The Wadena-Deer Creek took a pair of one-run games from the Detroit Lakes Lakers in Mid-State Conference softball Monday.
In game one, Wadena-Deer Creek won 1-0 as Kayla Guck singled in Tina Schloeder for the winning run in the eighth inning.
Hannah Askew got the win on the mound as she threw eight innings, giving up two hits, three walks and struck out 14.
In the game-two 5-4 win for the Wolverines, Amber Hayes was 1-for-2 with a triple, run scored and RBI and Kristin Hoemberg walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh to push the winning run across the plate.
Askew picked up the win as she threw two innings in relief, giving up one hit and one walk while striking out one.
Steph Perkins pitched the first five innings, giving up seven hits, four runs and five walks while striking out three.
Wadena-Deer Creek 1 4 0
Detroit Lakes 0 2 0
WP: Hannah Askew. LP: Butz.
Wadena-Deer Creek 5 3 1
Detroit Lakes 4 8 1
WP: Askew. LP: Butz. 3B: WDC-Amber Hayes. Conference: WDC 4-1. Overall: WDC 8-2. Next: WDC hosts Park Rapids 4 p.m. Tuesday (2).
NORTHOME - The Pine River-Backus Tigers swept the Northome-Kelliher Mustangs in a non-conference double-header Monday.
In the first game, Jamie Ackerman, Paige Sepin and Krystle Hamilton were each 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs as the Tigers won 25-4.
In the second game, Hamilton had two doubles as Pine River-Backus won 18-2.
Erin Johnson was the winning pitcher in both games for the Tigers as they had 25 hits on the day.
Pine River-Backus 25 15 4
Northome-Kelliher 4 1 4
WP: Erin Johnson. 2B: PRB-Jamie Ackerman, Paige Sepin, Krystle Hamilton.
Pine River-Backus 18 10 1
Northome-Kelliher 2 7 2
WP: Erin Johnson. 2B: PRB-Krystle Hamilton 2. Overall: PRB 8-4. Next: PRB at Nevis 4 p.m. Tuesday (2).
Braham 4, Pierz 3 (8)
BRAHAM - Rachel Bednar was 3-for-4 for the Pierz Pioneers as they were defeated by the Braham Bombers 4-3 in eight innings in non-conference softball Monday.
Brianna Varner took the loss on the mound. She only gave up one earned run for Pierz, which committed six errors.
Pierz 3 5 6
Braham 4 4 1
WP: Sam Anderson. LP: Brianna Varner. Overall: P 2-9. Next: Pierz hosts Rockford 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Pequot Lakes 11
BLACKDUCK - Trailing 11-0 entering the fifth inning the Pequot Lakes Patriots rallied to tie the game before Blackduck scored in the bottom of the seventh on a wild pitch for a 12-11 victory Monday.
"It was a good comeback, it just ended up a little short," Pequot coach Bret Sergent said. "We didn't quit."
Karli Wiewel had an RBI single for the Patriots.
Pequot Lakes 11 4 2
Blackduck 12 8 4
WP: Carrie Carlson. LP: Kayla Wangen. Overall: PL 1-8. Next: PL at Detroit Lakes 4 p.m. Tuesday (2).
PR sweeps S-M
STAPLES - Hannah Wagner singled to score Lonna Dumpprope with the lone Cardinal run in game one of a 3-1, 13-3 doubleheader loss to Park Rapids in Mid-State Conference softball Monday.
In game two Wagner tripled for Staples-Motley and Rachel Hoemberg and Holly Meech each doubled. Sara Dezell, Meech and Wagner scored Staples' runs.
Park Rapids 3 4 3
Staples-Motley 1 4 4
WP: Clinton. LP: Sara Dezell.
Park Rapids 13 12 1
Staples-Motley 3 7 5
WP: Clinton. LP: Abby Edin. 2B: SM-Rachel Hoemberg, Holly Meech. 3B: SM-Hannah Wagner. Conference: 2-2. Overall: 3-4. Next: SM hosts Perham 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (2).
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