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Area Softball: Pequot, C-I split

CROSBY—Mattie Kovatovich struck out five, walked one and allowed five runs, two earned,on seven hits and the Crosby-Ironton Rangers took advantage of six Pequot Lakes errors in a 15-5 Game One victory Tuesday.

The Patriots rebounded and keyed on five C-I errors for an 11-4 Game Two victory in the Mid-State Conference doubleheader.

In Game One, Casidy Duerr finished 2-3 with three RBIs, a double and two runs scored. Caitlyn Gutzman went 3-5 with two runs and Macey Roach, Emma Sanford, Mya Decent and Anable Duerr each drove in two runs.

Pequot's Claire Ganley went 2-3 with a double and a triple for Pequot. Cassandra Haman was 2-3 with a double.

Bre Sewall held the Rangers to just two hits in Game Two. She struck out five, walked two and allowed four runs, three of which were earned.

Ganley went 2-2 with two RBIs and a run, while Alex Kotaska finished 2-3 with four RBIs, two runs and a double. Kenzie Nelson went 3-3 with two doubles, three runs and an RBI.

C-I's Roach went 1-3 with a two-run home run.

Game One

Pequot Lakes 5 7 6

Crosby-Ironton 15 11 1

WP: Mattie Kovatovich. LP: Morgan Eckes. 2B: CI-Caitlyn Gutzman, Anabele Duerr, Mya Decent, Casidy Duerr; PL-Cassandra Haman, Bre Sewall, Clare Ganley. 3B: PL-Clare Ganley.

Game Two

Pequot Lakes 11 9 2

Crosby-Ironton 4 2 5

WP: Bre Sewall. LP: Kovatovich. 2B: CI-Nelson 2, Kotaska. HR: CI-Macey Roach. Conference: PL 6-2, CI 3-5. Overall: PL 8-2, CI 10-5. Next: Crosby-Ironton hosts PIne City 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 11; Pequot Lakes at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3 p.m. Friday, May 11.

Little Falls 4, Royalton 0

LITTLE FALLS—Sadie Sue Houdek of Little Falls went 2-3 with an RBI and a triple for the Flyers as they defeated the Royalton Royals 4-0 Tuesday.

Abby Poser recorded a double for the Flyers and Allie Steinmetz tallied two RBIs.

Kali Mammenga struck out 10 and scattered four hits over seven innings for the shutout victory.

Royalton 0 4 0

Little Falls 4 8 0

WP: Kali Mammenga. LP: E Maiklwski. 2B: Abby Poser. 3B: Sadie Sue Houdek. Overall: LF 4-5. Next: Little Falls at St. Cloud Cathedral 4 p.m. Thursday, May 10.

Pierz splits

PAYNESVILLE—Brittney Boser tossed a no-hitter to give the Pierz Pioneers a 9-0 victory over the Paynesville Bulldogs in the second game of a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader Tuesday.

Boser struck out three and walked one in the no-hitter. She was also the pitcher of record in the first game lasting 5.1 innings, striking out five and walking two while allowing four hits in a 2-1 loss.

Ella Kalusche was 2-3 and Laura Skiba doubled to drive in a run for the Pioneers in the first game.

Boser and Emily Daiker both went 2-3 with a pair of RBIs for Pierz in the second game and Terri Tretter finished 2-2.

Game One

Paynesville 2 5 1

Pierz 1 7 0

LP: Brittney Boser. 2B: Prz-Laura Skiba.

Game Two

Paynesville 0 0 2

Pierz 9 11 0

WP: Brittney Boser. Conference: Prz 7-3. Overall: Prz 8-3. Next: Pierz hosts Kimball 4 p.m. Thursday, May 10 (2).

Pillager wins 2

PILLAGER—Samantha Thomas totaled six RBIs, three runs and a triple for the Pillager Huskies as they swept the Ottertail Central Bulldogs 6-1, 18-3 in a Park Region Conference doubleheader Tuesday.

Hailea Books totaled six runs, four RBIs and a triple for the Huskies, while Ella Kilchesky had two runs, three RBIs and a double.

Game One

OTC 1 5 6

Pillager 6 11 1

WP: Ella Kilchesky. LP: Madisyn Missling. 2B: Kilchesky. 3B: Hailea Books.

Game Two

OTC 3 2 14

Pillager 18 14 2

WP: Samantha Thomas. LP: Madisyn Missling. 3B: Thomas. Conference: Pill 6-2. Overall: Pill 6-5. Next: Pillager at Staples-Motley 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10.

Aitkin falls twice

DETROIT LAKES—McKenna MacDonald slammed a home run for the Gobblers as Aitkin fell 12-3 and 15-0 in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader to the Detroit Lakes Lakers Tuesday.

MacDonald also recorded three RBIs in Game One.

Chandra MacDonald recorded a double for the Gobblers in Game One.

Game One

Detroit Lakes 12 13 0

Aitkin 3 7 0

WP: Kitchner. LP: Grace Liljenquist. 2B: Chandra MacDonald. HR: McKenna MacDonald.

Game Two

Detroit Lakes 15 7 1

Aitkin 0 0 0

WP: Bellanger. LP: Kailey Plekkenpol. Conference: A 0-6. Overall: A 0-8. Next: Aitkin at Benilde-St. Margaret's Tournament 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12.