DEER RIVER - The Aitkin Gobblers cracked 30 hits and won both games in the Deer River tournament Friday.
Sara Hoge pitched a five-inning complete first game. She struck out five, walked four and hit a batter.
Sara Hoge was 3-4 with a double and two RBIs, Kelsey Klucas was 4-5, Emily Mehr 3-3 with a double and RBI, Ellen Raushel 2-2 with a double and RBI, Allie Carlson was 1-3 with a double and two RBIs, Lena Montano drove in four runs, Jel Montano was 2-2 with an RBI and Kristy Hoge and Elizabeth Mattson drove in runs.
Emily Mehr went all seven innings in the second game, struck out seven and walked one.
Lauren Landrus and Allie Carlson were 3-4, Raushel 2-4, Sara Hoge drove in a run, Miranda Paulson was 2-3 with a double and three RBIs and Kristy Hoge tripled.
Blackduck 1 1 4
Aitkin 17 17 2
W: Sara Hoge. L: Mistic.
Aitkin 6 13 2
Deer River 4 6 2
W: Emily Mehr. L: T. Jenkins. Overall: A 12-0. Next: Aitkin at Isle 3 p.m. Monday.
Little Falls 23, Royalton 3
ROYALTON - The Little Falls Flyers batted around in the second and fifth innings on their way to a 23-3 victory over Royalton in non-conference action Friday.
Marissa Gessell pitched five innings, giving up three earned runs while striking out two.
Offensively, the Flyers had four players with two hits. Paige Beseman, Nhi Dinh, Anna Peterson and Kaitlyn Gerads each had two of the Flyers' 14 hits.
Little Falls 23 14 0
Royalton 3 5 4
WP: Marissa Gessell. LP: Bree Krueger. 2B: LF-Paige Beseman, Kaitlyn Gerads, R-Krueger (2). Overall: LF 6-10. Next: LF hosts Alexandria 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Wolverines sweep Cards
WADENA - Steph Perkins and Steph Hahn each notched victories and the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines kept their Mid-State Conference record perfect at 10-0 with a sweep of Staples-Motley on Friday.
Lexie Hoemberg went 2-3 in a 10-7 victory in Game One.
In Game Two, the Cardinals outhit the Wolverines and came out on the short end of a 12-2 score. Kendra Grothmann went 3-4 and Samantha Holweger went 2-3 for W-DC.
Staples-Motley 7 7 3
Wadena-Deer Creek 10 10 3
WP: Steph Perkins. LP: Abby Eden.
Staples-Motley 2 10 4
Wadena-Deer Creek 12 7 0
WP: Steph Hahn. LP: Eden. Conference: WDC 10-0. Overall: WDC 13-1. Next: WDC hosts Detroit Lakes 4 p.m. Tuesday (2).
Parkers Prairie 1
VERNDALE - Alicia Johnson went 2-for-3 with a a two-run home run to lead Verndale past Parkers Prairie 4-1 Friday in Park Region Conference action Friday.
Nicole Bart tossed a complete game with seven strikeouts and one earned run on eight hits.
Parkers Prairie 1 8 3
Verndale 4 6 0
WP: Nicole Bart. LP: Sari Noga. HR: Alicia Johnson. Conference: V 10-2. Overall: V 14-3. Next: Verndale hosts Ottertail Central 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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