By Tyler Ohmann
Little Falls capitalized on a second-inning error to score four runs, which led to a 5-4 victory over Pierz, April 10 in Little Falls.
The Pioneers attempted a comeback with a pair of runs in the fifth, but could not score anymore on Flyers’ pitcher Linzee Gerads.
Gerads went the distance, and struck out six, while allowing four runs (two earned) on eight hits.
Her counterpart, Kendra Fischer, for the Pioneers also pitched well, allowing five runs (two earned) in six innings. She also struck out six, but walked eight.
“Kendra got herself in trouble a few times with walks but was able to get out of some tough jams, and the defense helped her out too,” said Pierz head coach Hans Horning.
Offensively, the Flyers were led by Sarah Gold, who went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Celka Buss added a run and an RBI of her own.
Shelbie Boser drove in a pair of runs, and Fischer helped her own cause with a 2-for-3 effort from the plate, a run scored and an RBI for Pierz.
Little Falls used the momentum to help win a pair of games Monday and Tuesday.
Monday, the Flyers beat a tough Cathedral squad 10-9.
The Flyers trailed 5-3, but scored seven runs in the top of the sixth to take a 10-3 lead, they allowed six in the bottom of the sixth, but held on to win.
The bats rang out for the Flyers, who had 16 hits. Gold, Gerads, Jordan Schuett and Chelsea Moran each had three hits on the day.
Kristin Stewart joined Moran and Gerads with a pair of RBI as well. Moran had a home run.
The bats did not slow down, but sped up Tuesday, as the Flyers stomped Foley 20-12 in Little Falls.
Little Falls scored 12 runs in the first inning, and never trailed in the game.
Gerads earned her fifth win of the year, despite pitching only three innings.
Erin Retka pitched four in relief. Each pitcher gave up six runs (five earned)
Though, the story was again the offense.
Katelynn Kaneski led the Flyers with a five-RBI day, which included her second home run of the year.
Kendra Pohlman also hit a round-tripper, drove in four runs and scored three more.
The Flyers tested their perfect record in a double header in Mora, Thursday and a game at home against Becker, Friday, but results were unavailable by press time. They will play next in Rocori, Monday.
Pierz played Holdingford, Thursday, but results were also not available by press time. The Pioneers travel to Eden Valley, Monday.
Huskers lose two more
Holdingford was beaten by the 10-run rule by Melrose Friday, April 10, and Eden Valley-Watkins, Monday.
The Huskers are 0-4.