By Tyler Ohmann
The Pierz baseball team continued to run roughshod over regular season opponents, winning five more times and extending its win
streak to seven.
First, the Pioneers handily swept Kimball in a doubleheader, May 11.
Pierz shutout the Cubs 10-0 in five innings.
Lane Girtz was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI. Senior Thomas Funk went 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs for the Pioneers.
Game two took all seven innings, but in the end Pierz came away with a 12-1 win.
Girtz was again instrumental at the plate, clubbing two doubles and scoring four times.
Senior Matt Kummet drove in three runs and scored three more in the Pierz win.
The Pioneers had a tougher go of it at Albany, May 12.
After Kummet got into some trouble in the third inning, Matt Tautges came in for the Pioneers and fanned a batter with the bases loaded for the final out of the inning.
He shut the Huskies down from there on out, going 4 1/3 innings of relief and striking out six, while allowing no runs and only one hit.
Offensively, Preston Rocheleau eventually let loose with a pair of RBIs and Girtz scored twice as Pierz shuffled past Albany.
The Pioneers offense came alive in the final two games in the stretch, a doubleheader sweep of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Tuesday.
In game one, the Pioneers won 9-0.
Kummet was on offensively, going a perfect 4-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs.
Tautges tossed the complete game shutout, striking out seven.
In game two, a Jack Suska bomb, helped the Pioneers to a 12-0 win in five innings.
Brett Kapsner and Rocheleau each drove in three runs. Rocheleau also allowed just one hit on the mound in the five inning complete game.
The Pioneers (16-1) will host Paynesville for their regular season finale, Monday.
Holdingford improved to 6-11 after winning of two of its last three contests.
The Huskers swept Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, May 12. Holdingford won by scores of 2-0 and 15-5.
The Huskers did fall, 3-1, against Paynesville, Tuesday.
Holdingford concludes the regular season at Milaca, Monday.