SARTELL - Marissa Gessell picked up both wins on the mound and went 5-for-8 as Little Falls swept a Central Lakes Conference doubleheader 9-4 and 3-2 from Sartell Monday.
Courtney Messinger collected three RBIs in the two games for the Flyers and Paige Beseman contributed two doubles.
Little Falls 9 15 3
Sartell 4 5 2
WP: Marissa Gessell. LP: Sammi Frank. 2B: Trisha Wippler.
Little Falls 3 10 2
Sartell 2 5 0
WP: Gessell. LP: Brenna Pilarski. 2B: Paige Beseman 2. Conference: LF 2-8. Overall: LF 5-9. Next: Little Falls at Fergus Falls 5 p.m. Thursday.
Verndale 3, Bertha-Hewitt 2
VERNDALE - Alicia Johnson's sixth-inning double drove in the game-winning run for the Verndale Pirates in Tuesday's 3-2 Park Region Conference victory over the Bertha-Hewitt Bears.
Nicole Bart silenced the opposition's bats, striking out 10 batters in a complete game. Elizabeth Johnson finished with three steals and scored twice and Crystal Haskin had an RBI for the Pirates.
Bertha-Hewitt 2 3 0
Verndale 3 5 1
WP: Nicole Bart. LP: Jessica Finck. 2B: Alicia Johnson. 3B: . HR: . Conference: V 8-1. Overall: V 12-2. Next: Verndale hosts New York Mills 4 p.m. Thursday (2).
PR-Backus 15, Nevis 5
PINE RIVER - Pine River-Backus defeated Nevis 15-5 in an Upper-Mississippi Conference game Tuesday and improved to 7-1 in conference play.
Pine River-Backus 15
Conference: PRB 7-1. Overall: PRB 8-4. Next: Pine River-Backus at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
PARK RAPIDS - Steph Perkins, Kendra Groethmann and Lexi Hoemberg all finished 3-for-4 as Wadena-Deer Creek pounded 15 hits in a 14-3 clubbing of Mid-State Conference opponent Park Rapids in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday. Steph Perkins picked up the win pitching.
Steph Hahn won a 3-2 second game for the Wolverines as Hoemberg finished with a run scored and RBI for W-DC, 8-0 in Mid-State play, 11-1 overall.
Wadena-Deer Creek 14 15 2
Park Rapids 3 5 2
WP: Steph Perkins. LP: Brieanna Warne. 2B: Sam Holweger.
Wadena-Deer Creek 3 6 2
Park Rapids 2 5 6
WP: Steph Hahn. LP: Cady Clinton. 2B: Kelly DeFoe. Conference: WDC 8-0. Overall: WDC 11-1. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek hosts Staples-Motley 4 p.m. Friday.
Belgrade-B-E 5, Pierz 1
BROOTEN -Megan Boser went 2-for-3 with a double and a run for the Pierz Pioneers who suffered a 5-1 loss against the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars in Central Minnesota Conference action Tuesday.
Pierz 1 7 1
B-B-E 5 2 1
WP: Laura Johnson. LP: Hannah Groves. 2B: Megan Boser. Conference: Prz 1-9. Overall: Prz 3-12. Next: Pierz at Kimball 4 p.m. Thursday.
Perham sweeps Patriots
PEQUOT LAKES - Kayla Wangen threw five shutout innings for the Pequot Lakes Patriots before the Perham Yellowjackets got hot at the plate to sweep a Mid-State Conference double-header Tuesday.
Wangen struck out seven batters and only surrendered one walk and four hits in the 3-0 Game One loss. Chelsey Thorson went 2-for-3 with a double for the Patriots in the opener.
Ashley Zimmerman collected a triple, RBI and a run for the Patriots in Game Two's 9-4 loss. Megan Hogen was 2-for-3 with two stolen bases.
Perham 3 4 1
Pequot Lakes 0 3 2
WP: Mallory Malikowski. LP: Kayla Wangen. 2B: Chelsey Thorson. 3B: . HR: .
Perham 9 12 0
Pequot Lakes 4 8 3
WP: Mallory Malikowski. LP: Jaymie Sewall. 3B: Ashley Zimmerman. Conference: PL 1-9. Overall: PL 3-14. Next: Pequot Lakes at Crosby-Ironton (2) 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Sebeka 12, Pillager 9
PILLAGER - Emily Doss was 3-for-4 with three doubles, two runs and two RBIs as Pillager lost to Park Region Conference rival Sebeka 12-9 Tuesday.
Nicole Marcy was 2-for-3 and pounded her second home run of the season for the Huskies.
Sebeka 12 10 3
Pillager 9 12 3
WP: Kendal Steinke. LP: Ally Hunstad. 2B: Emily Doss 3, Kaylie Hanson, Cheryl Wulff. HR: Nicole Marcy. Conference: Pill 3-7. Overall: Pill 6-7. Next: Pillager vs. Ottertail Central at Battle Lake 5 p.m. Thursday.
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