PEQUOT LAKES - Matt Bartella was 2-for-4 with two home runs and six RBIs to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 12-2 game one victory over the Staples-Motley Cardinals in Mid-State Conference baseball Friday.
The Patriots completed the sweep with a 3-1 game two win.
Casey Christianson was 2-4 with two runs scored in game one and Colton Maher picked up the complete-game victory.
Jordan Riewer was 2-3 for the Cardinals.
Bartella was 2-3 with a run scored in game two and Tyler Wittwer added an RBI triple for Pequot.
Trevor Ness was 2-4 and Ryan Halverson had a double for S-M.
Staples-Motley 2 5 6
Pequot Lakes 12 7 2
WP- Colton Maher. LP- Nick Waverek. HR- PL-Matt Bartella (2).
Staples-Motley 1 5 3
Pequot Lakes 3 5 1
WP- Ryan Pahl. LP-Jordan Riewer. 2B- SM- Ryan Halverson. 3B-Tyler Wittwer. Conference- SM 3-9, PL 7-5. Overall-SM 8-10, PL 9-7. Next: Staples-Motley at Sauk Centre 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; Pequot Lakes at Hinckley-Finlayson 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
CROSBY - Brad Insley finished 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and an RBI as the Aitkin Gobblers defeated the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 8-3 Friday in non-conference baseball.
Dan Landrus added a double and two RBIs. Clint Considine doubled and tallied an RBI.
Jared Mattson tripled for Crosby-Ironton and Jason Hite was 1-3 with an RBI.
Aitkin 8 12 3
Crosby-Ironton 3 7 3
WP-Matt Christensen. LP-Jason Hite. 2B-Brad Insley, Dan Landrus, Clint Considine (A). 3B-Jared Mattson (CI). HR-Insley (A). Overall-A 12-6. Next- Aitkin hosts Mora 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Verndale 5 11
Waubun 3 1
VERNDALE - Cole Weber struck out 12 and Brandon Cottrell doubled in Verndale's 5-3 game one victory over Waubun Friday.
The Pirates won game two 11-1 as Cottrell added a home run and three RBIs and Weber tallied three RBIs. Ethan Kern stuck out five for the complete-game victory.
Waubun 3 4 3
Verndale 5 6 2
WP-Cole Weber. LP-Faaeth. 2B-Brandon Cottrell.
Waubun 1 4 3
Verndale 11 9 2
WP-Ethan Kern. LP-Hango. HR-Brandon Cottrell. Overall-5-12. Next- Verndale hosts Nevis 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Pierz 11 9
Holdingford 9 3
PIERZ - Cory Egan blasted two 3-run home runs, in the third and fourth inning, as the Pierz Pioneers held off Holdingford 11-9 in game one of a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader Friday.
Egan finished the game with seven RBIs. Dustin Monson went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the sixth inning. Kyle Welle hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning.
Scott Janson finished 2-4 with a double and two RBIs in a 9-3 game two Pierz win. Egan, Welle and Matt Woitalla each collected two hits and one RBI for Pierz.
Holdingford 9 12 1
Pierz 11 9 6
WP-Dustin Monson. LP-Zach Pilarski. HR-P-Dustin Monson, Cory Egan 2, Kyle Welle.
Holdingford 3 5 2
Pierz 9 12 2
WP-Mike Weber (3-0). LP-Matt Elliot. 2B- P-Scott Janson, Cory Egan. Conference-P 12-1. Overall-P 13-3. Next- Pierz at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 4 p.m. Monday.
Pine River-Backus 22 11
Northome-Kelliher 4 1
NORTHOME - Nick Griffith went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Nathan Waslaski was 2-4 with a double and three RBIs as Pine River-Backus dominated Northome-Kelliher 22-4 in game one of a Northland doubleheader Thursday.
Ryan Snavely struck out five and didn't allow an earned run in the win. Snavely went 2-4 with a RBI at the plate and Jesse Hernandez went 3-5 with two RBIs.
Griffith tossed a complete game, striking out five in a 11-1 PR-B game two win. Snavely added two hits, including a RBI triple. Griffith collected a RBI double and Hernandez finished 2-3 with a double and one RBI.
Pine River-Backus 22 11 7
Northome-Kelliher 4 2 7
WP-Ryan Snavely. LP-J.D. Peuria. 2B-PRB-Nathan Waslaski.
Pine River-Backus 11 8 4
Northome-Kelliher 1 5 4
WP-Nick Griffith. LP-Chase Pink. 2B-PRB-Nick Griffith, Jesse Hernandez. 3B-PRB-Ryan Snavely. HR-. Conference-PR-B 6-2. Overall-PR-B 10-6. Next-Pine River-Backus hosts Cass Lake-Bena 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Wadena-Deer Creek 1
ROSEAU - The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines fell to Roseau 13-1 in non-conference baseball Friday.
Wadena-Deer Creek 1 2 6
Roseau 13 13 3
WP-Alex Orgon. LP-Tommy Harthan. Next-WDC at Pelican Rapids 4:30 p.m. Monday.
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