Rian Struss, Dalton Middendorf and Corbin Knapp each had hits, but the Pine River-Backus Tigers baseball team fell 13-0 to the Menahga Braves Monday, May 20, in a non-conference game.
Tom Litzau was the winning pitcher for Menahga while Logan Gordon took the loss. The Braves scored six times in both the fourth and sixth innings.
PR-B, 6-9 overall, is scheduled to open the Section 5A playoffs Thursday, May 23.
Menahga 13 7 0
Pine River-Backus 0 3 2
WP: Tom Litzau. LP: Logan Gordon.
Tigers 7, Hill City 4
On Friday, May 17, Torry Hirschey struck out six over 5 1/3 innings, doubled and drove in a run for Pine River-Backus in a 7-4 non-conference win over the Hill City Hornets.
Logan Gordon and Dalton Middendorf both finished 2-4 with doubles for PR-B, which took advantage of four Hill City errors.
Hill City 4 6 4
Pine River-Backus 7 8 1
WP: Torry Hirschey. LP: Gowell. 2B: PRB-Logan Gordon, Dalton Middendorf, Hirschey.
Northome-Kelliher 9, Tigers 4
On Thursday, May 16, Torry Hirschey drove in two runs and Steve Gardner added an RBI for Pine River-Backus in a loss to Northome-Kelliher in a Northland Conference game at Bemidji State University.
Rian Struss and George Davidson each had two hits for the Tigers, who drop to 4-5 in the conference. Davidson was the losing pitcher while Jake Waldo earned the victory.
Northome-Kelliher 9 12 0
Pine River-Backus 4 9 0
WP-Jake Waldo. LP-George Davidson. 2B-NK, Ethan Koisti, PR-B, Ryan Struss.