Pioneers fight through tough schedule

By Tyler Ohmann

Sports Editor

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Despite taking on some stiff competition, the Pierz softball team came out with a pair of wins in four games to improve to 10-4-1 on the year.

The Pioneers began with a 9-3 loss to Class AA’s top-ranked team, Maple Lake.

The Pioneers lost the first game of a twin bill despite a 2-for-2 day by sophomore Taylor Cummings, who clubbed a solo home run.

The Pioneers dropped the second game with the Irish as well, losing 0-5.

Sophomore Jade Porter was 4-for-5 in the doubleheader sweep.

The Pioneers bounced back from the losses with a 15-5 victory in five innings against Milaca, May 5.

Brianna Meyer hit a double, triple and a home run, driving in four runs. Emily Daiker added a pair of doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored.

Lastly, Brittney Boser allowed only one hit in five innings, and also scored twice and drove in two runs with a double.

The Pioneers followed that up with a 12-0, five-inning win over Paynesville, Tuesday.

Boser was again strong on the hill, striking out 12 and allowing just two hits. She also was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and five RBIs.

Pierz will host Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (BBE), Monday.

BBE was one of three teams that the Holdingford Huskers softball team faced in doubleheaders recently.

The Huskers began with a split with Eden Valley-Watkins, May 4.

Holdingford won 2-0 in game one, but lost 5-13 in game two.

The Huskers played their way to another split with BBE, Monday.

The Huskers won 17-7 in six innings in game one, but fell 6-10 in game two.

Lastly, the Huskers were swept by Maple Lake, No. 1 in Class AA. The Irish won 11-0 in six innings and 19-3 in five innings.

Holdingford (4-12) travels to play Paynesville, Monday.