VERNDALE - Clayton Cottrell was 3-for-4 and Cody Yungbauer and Nate Bart each drove in four runs as Verndale beat Pine River-Backus 17-7 in the Pirates' tournament Saturday.
Winning pitcher Aaron Bounds struck out four, walked one and gave up nine hits.
The Pirates lost the first game 8-6 to Lake Park-Audubon. Matt Moenkedick drove in two runs, Brady Siedschlaw had two RBIs and Colby Schmidt had two hits for Verndale. Yungbauer took the loss despite a complete game in which he struck out eight and walked eight.
Lake Park-Audubon 8 7 2
Verndale 6 11 6
WP: Lunde. LP: Cody Yungbauer.
Verndale 17 14 2
Pine River-Backus 7 9 5
WP: Aaron Bounds. LP: Levi Allen.
Overall: V 5-12. Next: Verndale at Parkers Prairie 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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