Area sports action from Tuesday, April 15:
Baseball: Zimmerman 4, Little Falls 2
Little Falls had a better showing its second outing of the season, but couldn’t click in all phases as it fell 4-2 at Zimmerman, Tuesday.
The Flyers got on the board in the top of the first after sophomore Thomas Miller singled, stole second and third and scored on a base hit by junior Bryce Zawatzke, but Zimmerman answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the inning.
Trailing 4-1 in the fourth, junior Jeremy Klein led off with a single and came around to score, but the Flyers couldn’t pull any closer.
Junior Adam Hallberg held the Thunder to one earned run over three innings and senior Kyle Boser pitched three shutout innings to close the game, striking out six.
The Flyers were hampered by four errors in the field and eight runners left on base.
Girls Golf: Pierz fourth at Rockford Area CMC meet
Junior Jessica Hawks tied for third place with a round of 45 to lead Pierz to fourth as a team at Tuesday’s season-opening Rockford Area Central Minnesota Conference meet.
Freshman Brittany Talberg (67) and sophomore Kayla Wacker (68) also finished in the top 25, followed by juniors Sam Smith (70), Miranda Robertsdahl (72) and Isabelle Kohl (79).
Baseball: BBE 6, Upsala-Swanville Area 5
After being shut down for six innings, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa erupted with a six-run seventh to overtake visiting Upsala-Swanville Area 6-5, Tuesday.
The Patriots took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on RBIs from junior Kyle Soltis and sophomore Brock Cichon, then tacked on three more runs in the sixth on hits from senior Dylan Zimmerman, junior Tyler Evans, Soltis and Cichon.
However, the Jaguars stormed back in its final at bat, using four walks, a hit batter, three hits and an error to plate all six of their runs.
Cichon worked the first 6 1/3 innings, allowing only two runs on two hits while striking out three.
Cichon, Evans, Soltis and Zimmerman had two hits apiece, junior Chase Douvier had a hit and a run and senior Eric Lampert reached base three times.
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