By PATRICK SLACK
Pierz got on the board first in Monday’s Section 6AA opener at Paynesville Area.
But the top-seeded Bulldogs quickly snatched control right back, crossing the plate five times in the bottom of the first inning on their way to securing an 11-1 win.
Senior Sara Schlegel drove in senior Brooke Brausen to record Pierz’ lone run of the game, with senior Mickey Rocheleau picking up the Pioneers’ other hit.
Paynesville Area only outhit Pierz 4-2 in the game, but took advantage of 10 walks and a pair of Pioneers errors.
Pierz finished the season with a record of 1-14.
Seniors on this year’s team included Miranda Woitalla, Morgan Waytashek, Brausen, Anna Welle, Megan Boser, Rocheleau and Schlegel.
Pierz 1 2 2
Paynesville Area 11 4 0
Pierz—Sara Schlegel: 1-2, RBI; Mickey Rocheleau: 1-2; Brooke Brausen: R.