By Tyler Ohmann
Claire Reardon smashed her first career home run, and Brittney Boser was a couple of outs away from a no-hitter as the Pierz Pioneers
softball team took care of business in Little Falls, Wednesday, 11-0, in six innings.
Boser struck out eight in the six-inning, complete game, and drove in a run on three hits as well.
Senior Brianna Meyer went 4-for-4 with an RBI to push the Pioneers’ season record to 9-2-1.
However, it was Reardon who clubbed her first career home run, a three-run bomb in the fifth inning that opened the game up wide.
“It feels so good to start a senior year like this, because Brittney (Boser) and Brianna (Meyer) are amazing,” Reardon said. “They’re hitting bombs all the time, so I was just glad I did.”
Reardon wasn’t quite sure what happened to the ball after she hit it.
“I knew it felt good, but I didn’t know where it was, I thought it was at the fence or something,” Reardon said. “I was like, ‘I finally did it!’”
Angela Meschke ruined the Boser no-hit bid with a single through the hole between shortstop and third base in the top of the sixth.
Boser finished with eight strikeouts.
The power was continued from the previous three games, all wins, by the Pioneers.
Taylor Cummings crushed a three-run dinger in the third inning of a 7-1 win over Eden Valley-Watkins (EVW), April 28.
Cummings was joined by Boser (two-run homer) and Meyer (grand slam) in a 12-5 victory over Holdingford, Tuesday.
“We come in a lot in the mornings and work extra in the cages,” Reardon said. “I think that shows in our hitting.”
The Pioneers also topped EVW in a second game, 5-3, April 28.
Boser pitched all 14 innings of the doubleheader, allowing just one earned run and striking out 17.
The Huskers’ Callie Kostreba also hit a grand slam in a five-run fifth for the Huskers in Tuesday’s loss.
Boser struck out 11 in that contest in 6 2/3 innings.
As for Little Falls, the Flyers went 1-2 in three other games prior to the loss against the Pioneers.
The Flyers began with a 13-6 loss to Thief River Falls in a doubleheader in Detroit Lakes, April 28.
Moran clubbed three hits and drove in two runs.
Masog pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts, but allowd 11 earned runs on 13 hits.
The Flyers lost game two against Detroit Lakes, 11-0, in five innings.
Meschke had two hits, but Little Falls committed five errors.
Lastly, Little Falls crushed Milaca, 19-1 in six innings, Tuesday.
The Flyers had a 10-run sixth inning to end the game.
Senior Annie Corbett had three hits, two runs and two RBIs, while Masog went 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBI.
Mammenga earned the victory with a complete game, two-hitter.
Little Falls (2-9) will host Zimmerman, Tuesday.
Holdingford will travel to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa for a doubleheader, Monday.