CROSBY - The Pequot Lakes Patriots had a total of 30 hits and scored 28 runs in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader sweep over Crosby-Ironton Tuesday.
In Game One, Brooke Serfling went 3-4 with two doubles, and Ashley Zimmerman went 3-4 with three runs scored to lead the Patriots to an 18-4 victory.
In Game Two, Katie Peterson was 4-4 with a double and a triple, Serfling was 3-4, and Chelsea Thorson had a double and a triple for Pequot Lakes. Kayla Wangen earned the victory in both games striking out 12 batters in the first game.
Pequot Lakes 18 15 2
Crosby-Ironton 4 8 4
WP: Kayla Wangen. LP: Amy Carlson. 2B: PL-Ashley Zimmerman, Katie Peterson (2), Brooke Serfling. HR: P-Chelsey Thorson.
Pequot Lakes 10 15 4
Crosby-Ironton 7 10 2
WP: Wangen. LP: Carlson. 2B: PL-Thorson, Kardell, Peterson; C-I Ellen Klingner, Maggie Buchite. 3B: PL-Thorson, Peterson. HR: PL-Renee Kardell. Conference: PL 3-9, C-I 0-12. Overall: PL 6-13, C-I 0-16. Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Pine River-Backus 4 p.m. Friday.
PERHAM - Angie Bernstrom was 2-for-3 with two runs to lead Staples-Motley to a 5-2 win against Perham in the second game of a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Tuesday.
Abby Edin picked up the win for the Cardinals.
S-M lost the first game 5-4 despite Heather Zetah going 2-3 with two runs and Edin finishing 2-2 with an RBI.
Darcy McGillvray also collected two hits and scored a run.
Staples-Motley 4 9 3
Perham 5 8 0
WP: Mallory Malikowski. LP: Abby Edin.
Staples-Motley 5 9 1
Perham 2 4 6
WP: Edin. LP: Steph Miller. Conference: SM 7-6. Overall: SM 8-9. Next: Staples-Motley hosts Frazee 5 p.m. Thursday.
OTC 9, Verndale 3
VERNDALE - The Verndale Pirates were left scrambling to make adjustments after starting pitcher Nicole Bart was hit with a line drive and was forced to leave the game in the first inning, leading to a 9-3 loss to the Ottertail Central Bulldogs in a Park Region Conference game Tuesday.
Brittany Kern's single drove in two runs for the Pirates who struggled offensively with only two hits.
Ottertail Central 9 8 1
Verndale 3 2 3
WP: Carlee Nelson. LP: Nicole Bart. Conference: V 10-3. Overall: V 14-4. Next: Verndale at Menahga 5 p.m. Thursday.
Pierz drops two
PIERZ - Ashley Stich went 3-for-5, but the Pierz Pioneers dropped a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader, 7-2, 10-0 to the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers Tuesday.
Kelsey Meyer and Crystal Boser each went 2-4 during Game One.
Stich collected the sole Game Two hit.
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 7 4 6
Pierz 2 8 4
WP: Laura Pettit. LP: Katelyn Fuhrman. 2B: P-Shelby Fuhrman.
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 10 7 0
Pierz 0 1 5
WP: Sam Stender. LP: Katelyn Fuhrman. Conference: Prz 1-13. Overall: Prz 3-16. Next: Pierz in Section 6-2A vs. TBD Friday.
Willmar 8, Little Falls 0
WILLMAR - Marrisa Gessell tallied 10 strikeouts and four earned runs, but Little Falls could not figure out Willmar pitcher Hannah Pederson, who tossed a one-hit shutout as the Cardinals defeated the Flyers 8-0 in a Central Lakes Conference game Thursday.
Courtney Messenger collected the only hit for Little Falls, a triple in the top of the fourth inning.
Little Falls 0 1 2
Willmar 8 8 2
WP: Hannah Pederson. LP: Marissa Gessell. 3B: Courtney Messenger. Conference: LF 2-10. Overall: LF 6-11. Next: Little Falls hosts Sauk Rapids 5 p.m. Thursday.
Mills sweeps Pillager
NEW YORK MILLS - Nicole Marcy went 3-4 with two runs scored and Kaylie Hanson had two doubles for Pillager, but the Huskies were swept by New York Mills 9-5 and 12-7 in Park Region Conference action Tuesday.
Nicole Mast and Lena Unger also had doubles in Game One and Jazmine Massie had a triple.
Pillager 5 11 3
New York Mills 9 7 1
WP: Steph Cichy. LP: Shayla Hunstad. 2B: P-Nicole Mast, Kaylie Hanson, Lena Unger, N-Kim Becker, Sam Welter. 3B: P-Jazmine Massie.
Pillager 7 10 6
New York Mills 12 12 0
WP: Kendra McCall. LP: Devyn Mudget. 2B: P-Hanson (2), N-Becker (2), Salo. Conference: P 3-10. Overall: P 7-10. Next: Pillager hosts Parkers Prairie 5 p.m. Thursday.
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