Park Rapids sweeps Patriots
Senior Clare Ganley went a combined 4-for-5 for the Pequot Lakes Patriots softball team, which fell 7-2 and 4-0 against the Mid-State Conference leading Park Rapids Panthers on Monday, May 14.
Ganley finished 2-3 in the opener and 2-2 in the nightcap while Karlie Trottier contributed a double and drove in a run for Pequot in Game One.
PL was 6-4 in the conference and 9-5 overall. Park Rapids is ranked fourth in Class 2A and is 17-1 overall and 9-1 in the conference.
Park Rapids 7 8 1
Pequot Lakes 2 7 5
WP: Riley Michaelson. LP: Morgan Eckes. 2B: PL-Karlie Trottier.
Park Rapids 4 7 0
Pequot Lakes 0 4 2
WP: Riley Michaelson. LP: Bre Sewall.
Patriots 9, Long Prairie-GE 1
On Friday, May 11, Alex Kotaska swung a big bat as she went 2-3 with two doubles, two runs and three RBI to lift Pequot Lakes past Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder.
The Patriots' Clare Ganley tripled with an RBI and a run scored while winning pitcher Mogan Eckes struck out six and allowed one run on six walks and six hits.
Long Prairie-GE 1 6 2
Pequot Lakes 9 8 1
WP: Morgan Eckes. LP: Emma Liebsch. 2B: PL-Alex Kotaska 2. 3B: PL-Clare Ganley.
Patriots, Rangers split
On Tuesday, May 8, Pequot Lakes split a Mid-State Conference doubleheader at Crosby-Ironton - dropping the opener 15-5 before winning the nightcap 11-4.
In the opener, Claire Ganley and Cassandra Haman each had two hits.
In the nightcap, the Patriots took advantage of five C-I errors while winning pitcher Bre Sewall held the Rangers to just two hits and three earned runs. Ganley had two hits and two RBI while Alex Kotaska had two hits and drove in four runs. Kenzie Nelson had three hits and scored three times in the victory.
Pequot Lakes 5 7 6
Crosby-Ironton 15 11 1
WP: Mattie Kovatovich. LP: Morgan Eckes. 2B: CI-Caitlyn Gutzman, Anabele Duerr, Mya Decent, Casidy Duerr; PL-Cassandra Haman, Bre Sewall, Clare Ganley. 3B: PL-Clare Ganley.
Pequot Lakes 11 9 2
Crosby-Ironton 4 2 5
WP: Bre Sewall. LP: Kovatovich. 2B: CI-Nelson 2, Kotaska. HR: CI-Macey Roach.