HILL CITY - Ellen Raushel was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Kelsey Klucas was 4-6 with an RBI and Lauren Eno was 3-6 with three RBIs for the Aitkin Gobblers as they doubled up the Hill City Hornets 14-7 in non-conference softball Thursday.
Kristi Cummings added two hits and an RBI and Briana Croat drove in two runs for the Gobblers.
Aitkin 14 20 5
Hill City 7 8 6
WP-Sara Hoge. LP-Neary. 2B-A-Ellen Raushel, Ellie Cox, Kelly Hoge. Overall-A 12-6. Next-Aitkin in Section tournament Tuesday.
Milaca 7, Pierz 1
MILACA - Stacey Lenz singled twice and Danielle Nelson scored the lone run as the sixth-seeded Pierz Pioneers fell to No. 3 Milaca 7-1 in the Subsection 18, Section 6-2A softball quarterfinals Thursday.
Pierz 1 4 3
Milaca 7 11 1
WP-M. Podin. LP-Lauren Fischer. Overall-Pierz finishes 7-10.
Pelican Rapids 12,
Wadena-Deer Creek 8
PELICAN RAPIDS - Amber Hayes was 3-for-4 with two runs scored for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines as they were defeated by the Pelican Rapids Vikings 12-8 in non-conference softball Thursday.
Wadena-Deer Creek 8 9 6
Pelican Rapids 12 8 2
WP-Seberg. LP-Hannah Askew. 2B-PR-Lass. HR-PR-Lass. Overall-WDC 13-6. Next-Wadena-Deer Creek hosts Pine River-Backus in Sub-Section 8-2A play-offs Thursday, May 24.
Menahga 10, Pillager 7
MENAHGA - Katie Turpin hit a three-run home run and Kaylie Hanson was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs for the Pillager Huskies in a 10-7 loss to the Menahga Braves in Park Region Conference softball Thursday.
Tiffany Dixon added two hits for the Huskies.
Pillager 7 9 4
Menahga 10 11 2
WP-C. Burkman. LP-Katie Turpin. 2B-P-Lindsy Spilman. 3B-P-Kaylie Hanson. HR-P-Katie Turpin. Conference-P 5-9. Overall-P 5-10. Next-Pillager hosts Pine River-Backus 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Parkers Prairie 7,
PARKERS PRAIRIE - Brittany Kern was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Verndale Pirates as they lost to the Parkers Prairie Panthers 7-3 in Park Region Conference softball Thursday.
Verndale 3 5 5
Parkers 7 9 2
WP-Sarah Noga. LP-Nicole Bart. 2B-V-Alexia Christenson, Brittany Kern. Conference-V 7-7. Overall-V 10-8. Next-Verndale vs. Eagle Valley at Clarissa 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Frazee 1, Staples-Motley 0
STAPLES - Sara Dezell threw a complete game three-hitter with six strikeouts and Hannah Wagner was 2-for-3 but the Staples-Motley Cardinals were on the losing end as the Frazee Hornets escaped with 1-0 non-conference win Thursday.
Frazee 1 3 0
Staples-Motley 0 3 1
WP-Wendt. LP-Sara Dezell. 2B-F-Wendt. 3B-F-Peterson. Overall-SM 11-7. Next-Staples-Motley hosts Sauk Centre in the first round of the Sub-Section tournament 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Deer River 5,
Pine River-Backus 3
DEER RIVER - Krystle Hamilton doubled and Lyndie Walker gave up just one hit while striking out 12 for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in their 5-3 non-conference loss to the Deer River Warriors Thursday.
Pine River-Backus 3 5 2
Deer River 5 1 1
WP-Tupper. LP-Lyndie Walker. 2B-Krystle Hamilton. Overall-4-11. Next-PRB at Pillager 8:30 p.m. Friday.
St. Cloud Tech 8,
Little Falls 1
ST. CLOUD - Bailey Veilette was 2-for-3 with a triple and Roxannae Backowski went 2-3 with an RBI as Little Falls fell to the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 8-1 in Central Lakes Conference softball Thursday.
Little Falls 1 7 3
St. Cloud Tech 8 12 0
WP-Ali Korf. LP-Melissa Fruechte. 3B-LF-Bailey Veillette. Conference-LF 1-13. Overall-LF 3-15. Next-LF in 8-3A tournament Tuesday.
C-I 9, Aitkin 8
CROSBY - Sarah Rono, Betsy Wehseler and Hailey Fogle were all 2-for-5 as Crosby-Ironton edged Aitkin 9-8 in non-conference softball Wednesday.
Crosby-Ironton 9 11 4
Aitkin 8 5 6
WP: Jena Larson. LP: Mehr. 2B: C-I-Sarah Rono, Rita Johnson, Betsy Wehseler; A-Karma Wasserzieher.
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