By PATRICK SLACK
Pierz erased an early 3-0 deficit, but St. Cloud Cathedral took advantage of five errors to squeak by with a 5-4 win in the Pioneers’ season opener at the St. Cloud State Dome, Thursday.
The Crusaders jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning before Pierz got on the board for the first time this year with a three-run third.
Cathedral took the lead right back with a run in the bottom of the inning, then repeated the feat after Pierz tied the game back up in the fifth.
Senior Megan Boser opened the season with a 2-for-3 effort, doubling and driving in three runs.
Seniors Sara Schlegel and Brook Brausen each added two hits, with Brausen scoring twice, and sophomore Shelbie Boser went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run.
Sophomore pitcher Taylre Boser limited Cathedral to two earned runs over six innings, striking out five.
Pierz 4 9 5
Cathedral 5 8 2
Pierz—Megan Boser: 2-3, 2B, 3-RBI, BB; Shelbie Boser: 2-4, 3B, R; Brook Brausen: 2-4, 2B, 2-R; Sara Schlegel: 2-3; Taylre Boser: 6-IP, 5-R, 2-ER, 8-H, 4-BB, 5-K.