DEER RIVER - Ellen Raushel was 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs to lead Aitkin to a 7-2 win over Greenway in the Hinckley-Finlayson tournament Friday.
Emily Mehr pitched the win, getting three strikeouts and giving up no walks to improve her record to 6-0.
Kristy Hoge went 2-3 and tripled as Aitkin defeated Deer River 6-1 in its second game at the tournament.
Aitkin 7 10 2
Greenway 2 5 1
WP: Emily Mehr. LP: Nicole Gross. 3B: A-Ellen Raushel.
Deer River 1 3 2
Aitkin 6 6 0
WP: Sara Hoge. LP: Leigh Peterson. 3B: Kristy Hoge. Overall: A 8-2. Next: A vs. East Central at Sandstone Saturday 11 a.m.
Wadena-Deer Creek 1-6
STAPLES - Rachel Hoemberg and Lonna Dumpprope each doubled and went 2-for-4 for Staples-Motley in a 4-1 Game One Mid-State Conference softball win Friday to halt Wadena-Deer Creek's 10-game win streak.
S-M's Sara Dezell had eight strikeouts and went 3-for-4. Stephanie Perkins was 2-3 for Wadena-Deer Creek.
In Game Two, Stephanie Perkins sparked a Wolverine comeback as she tripled and was the winning pitcher in a 6-2 defeat of the Cardinals. Kayla Guck added a two-run double for W-DC. Hannah Wagner doubled for S-M.
Wadena-Deer Creek 1 5 2
Staples-Motley 4 10 1
WP: Sara Dezell. LP: Hannah Askew. 2B: SM Rachel Hoemberg, Lonna Dumpprope.
Wadena-Deer Creek 6 8 0
Staples-Motley 2 5 2
WP: Stephanie Perkins. LP: Dezell. 2B: WDC- Kayla Guck. 3B: SM-Hannah Wagner; WDC-Perkins. Conference: SM 5-3. Overall: SM 6-5. Next: SM at Crosby-Ironton Monday 4:30 p.m.; W-DC vs. Pequot Lakes Monday 3:30 p.m.
Deer River 11, PL 10 (9)
Greenway 13, Pequot 4
DEER RIVER - Pequot Lakes let an early lead slip away in Game One and couldn't get enough hits in game two of the Deer River Showcase on Friday.
The Patriots took an early 6-3 lead in Game One against Deer River but Deer River ended up winning 11-10. Dijon Bouchard was 3-4 with three runs scored and Chelsey Thorson was 2-4.
Pequot Lakes managed only five hits in a 13-4 loss to Greenway in Game Two. Thorson was 2-4 for the Patriots.
Pequot Lakes 10 10 8
Deer River 11 7 4
WP: Peterson. LP: Kayla Wangen.
Greenway 13 10 1
Pequot Lakes 4 5 4
WP: Brooke Gasler. LP: Wangen. 2B: PL-Katie Peterson. 3B: GW-Molly Hart. HR: PL-Chelsey Thorson. Overall: 1-12. Next: hosts doubleheader vs Wadena-Deer Creek 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Verndale 8, Nevis 0
VERNDALE - Alicia Johnson threw a shutout to lead the Verndale Pirates past Nevis 8-0 in non-conference play Friday.
In the first pitching apperance of Johnson's career she gave up no runs, two hits and a walk while striking out six.
Brittany Kern was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, Johnson was 2-3, Nicole Bart was 2-3 with a double and Kaitlyn Dunrud tripled for the Pirates.
Nevis 0 2 4
Verndale 8 11 2
WP: Alicia Johnson. LP: Andrus. 2B: V-Nicole Bart. 3B: V-Kaitlyn Dunrud. Overall: 11-1. Next: Verndale hosts Bertha-Hewitt 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Pierz 8, Swanville 4
PIERZ - Maggie Poster was 2-for-4 with a double to lead the Pierz Pioneers past Swanville 8-4 in non-conference softball Friday.
Ashley Karst was 2-3 with a triple, Kayla Stich was 2-3 and Krystal Boser was 1-2 for Pierz.
Kaitlyn Fuhrman got the win as she gave up four runs, four hits, two walks and struck out two.
Swanville 4 4 2
Pierz 8 10 2
WP: Kaitlyn Fuhrman. LP: Barthel. 2B: P-Maggie Poster . 3B: P-Ashley Karst. Overall: P 3-11. Next: Pierz hosts Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 4:30 p.m. Monday.
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