By PATRICK SLACK
The Pierz baseball team opened its season with a home match-up against defending state champion St. Cloud Cathedral, Tuesday.
The game was close early before the Crusaders began pulling away, winning 11-0.
Junior Ben Boser collected the lone hit for the Pioneers.
Pierz returns to the field with a home game against Little Falls, Thursday.
Cathedral 11 11 1
Pierz 0 1 3
Pierz—Ben Boser: 1-2.