AITKIN - Travis Kahl improved his record to 4-1 as he pitched and hit third-seeded Pierz to a 17-9 victory over second-seeded Aitkin in the East Subdistrict 6, Division II playoffs Monday.
Kahl went 3-for-4 with a home run, five RBIs and a walk at the plate and struck out seven and walked three from the mound.
Zach Pohlkamp finished 4-5 with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored. Dylan Kummet was 2-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs for Pierz, who will play top-seeded Crosslake-Pequot Lakes-Fifty Lakes 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Pierz 17 16 0
Aitkin 9 11 1
WP: Travis Kahl. LP: Kylan Hill. 2B: Prz-Zach Pohlkamp. HR: Prz-Travis Kahl. Next: Pierz at Crosslake-Pequot Lakes-Fifty Lakes in East Subdistrict playoffs 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Staples-Motley 9, Sebeka 5
MENAHGA - Trevor Ness went 4-4 with two doubles, two runs, two RBIs and a stolen base to power second-seeded Staples-Motley to a 9-5 victory over third-seeded Sebeka Monday in the Subdistrict 6, Division II playoffs.
Gunner Johnson picked up the victory as he struck out nine, walked four, hit two batters and allowed nine hits and four earned runs. He went 2-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs from the plate.
S-M's Jordan Riewer was 2-4 with two runs. Alex Jansson finished 1-2 with a double, run and two RBIs and Anthony Jenkins hit a two-run double.
Sebeka 5 9 1
Staples-Motley 9 11 1
WP: Gunner Johnson. LP: Alex Brockpahler. 2B: SM-Trevor Ness (2), Johnson, Alex Jansson, Anthony Jenkins. Overall: 9-5. Next: Staples-Motley vs. Bertha-Hewitt/Park Rapids winner in Subdistrict, Division II tournament at Menahga 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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