Softball: Patriots topple Tigers

Pequot Lakes/PR-B Softball

PR-B's Rylee Norman catches a popup behind home plate in the Tigers' loss to the Patriots Thursday, May 27. Ashley Smith / Echo Journal Correspondent

Morgan Eckes pitched 10 strikeouts while only allowing one hit as the Patriots defeated the Pine River-Backus Tigers 12-0 Thursday, May 27.

“We were hitting on all cylinders tonight,” Coach Bret Sergent said. “We got great pitching from Morgan Eckes who allowed only one hit and struck out 10. The three home runs by Kaitlyn Geschwill, Morgan Eckes and Maci Martini were very timely and helped power our offense.”

The Patriots finished with eight hits altogether.

PR-B's Hanna Milham lays down a bunt in the Tigers' loss to the Pequot Lakes Patriots Thursday, May 27. Ashley Smith / Echo Journal Correspondent


Jamie Johnson pitched for the Tigers and walked four batters along with the allowed eight hits. The Tigers had just one hit as Danielle Burgoyne got a lead-off double in the top of the fourth inning.

“Playing a team like Pequot Lakes will help prepare us for the playoffs; they were the best team we have played all year,” PR-B Coach John Riewer said. “Dominating pitching, great hitting and defense."

The win was Sergent’s 350th career win.

Pine River-Backus 0 1 1

Pequot Lakes 12 9 0

WP: Morgan Eckes. LP: Jamie Johnson. 2B: PRB-Danielle Burgoyne, PL-Maya Orvis. HR: PL-Morgan Eckes, Maci Martini, Kaitlin Geschwell. Overall: PL 15-4, PRB 10-10.


Rangers 20, Tigers 14

Fifteen walks and eight errors made for a very rough loss 20-14 to the Crosby-Ironton Rangers Tuesday, May 25.

Johnson took the loss as pitcher with five strikeouts and allowed seven hits. Only three of C-I’s runs were earned runs.

The Tigers had six hits, walked five times and took advantage of seven errors on the part of the Rangers, but still came up short.

Grace Crimmins had the only extra-base hit as she picked up a triple in the bottom of the seventh inning. Also getting hits for the Tigers were Burgoyne, Ramsey Tulenchik and Rylee Norman.

Crosby-Ironton 20 11 9

Pine River-Backus 14 4 2


WP: Gwen Rosecrans. LP: Jamie Johnson. 2B: CI-Mya Decent. 3B: PRB-Gracie Crimmins. CI-J Schaefer.

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