By PATRICK SLACK
The Pierz softball team got its season under way Tuesday with a road game at Mora.
The Pioneers briefly led midway through the contest, but Mora battled back to win 15-5.
Trailing 3-0 after two innings, Pierz took the lead with four runs in the top of the third, only for the Mustangs to rally with six runs in the bottom of the inning.
Pierz got one run back in the fourth, but Mora clinched the game with six more runs in the fifth.
Junior Miranda Woitalla led Pierz, going 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
Juniors Megan Boser and Anna Welle also hit doubles.
Pierz’ home opener is Thursday against Little Falls.
Pierz 5 6 5
Mora 15 10 4
Pierz—Miranda Woitalla: 3-3, 2B, R; Megan Boser: 1-3, 2B, R; Anna Welle: 1-3, 2B.