Weekend sports recap

Softball: Holdingford 5, Milaca 2

Holdingford tallied all five of its runs in the third inning to spring past Milaca 5-2 in its season opener, Friday.

Haley Huls and Jena Volkers each went 2-for-4, with Huls scoring and driving in a run and Volkers slugging a triple.

Courtney Kostreba added a two-out, two-run single in the third to cap the scoring for the Huskers.

Alyssa Ohman went the distance on the mound, tossing a six-hitter and striking out six.


Baseball: Osakis 8, Royalton 0

An error-plagued afternoon cost Royalton in its season opener at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud versus Osakis, Saturday, as the Royals committed six miscues in an 8-0 defeat.

Kyle Billmeyer and Parker Brezinka collected Royalton’s two hits.


Baseball: St. Cloud Cathedral 6, Pierz 2

Defending state runner-up St. Cloud Cathedral took advantage of a pair of early mistakes in the field to spring past Pierz 6-2 at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud, Saturday.

After Pierz pushed across the opening run in the top of the first, the Crusaders responded by scoring twice in the bottom of the first and second, then adding insurance runs in the third and fourth on their way to the season-opening win.

“It was the first time all year we stepped on a baseball diamond,” Pierz head coach Dan Saehr said. “We played pretty well for the first game. We had a few mistakes and they took advantage of them.”

Senior Brad Meyer went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs to lead Pierz, with seniors Ben Boser and Brady Dorn also recording hits.


Holdingford track meet

Little Falls edged out host Holdingford for the top spot in the boys competition at Friday’s meet, while the Huskers girls also turned in a runner-up performance.

The Flyers were led by five first-place finishes, including a pair from senior Travis Spillum in the high jump (6-feet) and long jump (20-feet, 8-inches).

Also winning their events were juniors Tim Infinger in the 400 (53.36 seconds), Sebastian Sowada in the 1,600 (4:43.33) and Dan Mushel in the pole vault (12-feet, 6-inches).

The Huskers were led by a trio of winners, including junior Brody Davidson in the 800 (2:04.75) and sophomores Abe Skwira in the 3,200 (10:21.99) and Grant Bullert in the triple jump (41-feet, 4-inches).

Pierz junior Tyler Millner posted the top time in the 200 (23.74).

In the girls competition, freshman McKenzie Schulte paced the Huskers with a first-place performance in the 100 (13.37).

Also taking first were Little Falls junior Maria Hauer in the 1,600 (5:29.0) and Pierz junior Gabriella Kroska in the long jump (14-feet, 10-inches).