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Olivier pitchers Tigers past Menahga

PR-B's Avery Trout connects at bat against the Hill City Hornets on Thursday, May 9. Ashley Smith / Echo Journal Correspondent

Jada Olivier allowed just two hits while striking out four as the Pine River-Backus Tigers softball team defeated the Menahga Braves 11-1 in five innings Friday, May 10.

It was a much-needed win for the Tigers coming off a rough 10-6 loss to Hill City Thursday, May 9.

Olivier added a hit and scored one run while teammate Emma Barchus went 1-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and Jaime Johnson double, scored once and had an RBI.

The Tigers, 7-5 overall, was scheduled to play Pequot Lakes Tuesday, May 14.

Menahga 1 2 5

Pine River-B 11 8 1

WP: Jada Olivier. LP: Rachel Marjamaa.

Hill City 10, Tigers 6

On Thursday, May 9, PR-B lost despite having fewer errors and more hits than the Hill City Hornets. The Tigers were led at bat by Danielle Burgoyne, who went 2-4 with one run scored and Jaime Johnson, who doubled, scored once and had an RBI. PR-B, unfortunately stranded 10 runners on base.

Olivier pitched all six innings, and struck out six, walked six, and allowed eight hits.

Hill City 10 8 9

Pine River-Backus 6 9 6

WP: Lathrop. LP: Jada Olivier. 2B: PRB-Jamie Johnson.

Tigers sweep Nevis

On Tuesday, May 7, Olivier pitched 12 innings combined with 11 strikeouts and six walks as the Tigers defeated the Nevis Tigers 11-8 and 13-9 in an Upper Mississippi Conference doubleheader.

In the first game, the Tigers outhit Nevis 14-9 and were led by Olivier at bat who went 3-5 with two RBIs. Catcher Rylee Norman aided the Tigers as well going 2-4 with three RBIs.

In the second game the Tigers only had five hits to Nevis' eight, but the Tigers scored on each of their hits, and took advantage of Nevis' nine errors to score runs.

Getting hits for the Tigers were Bailey Wynn, Emma Barchus, Breezy Cumberland, Caitlin Swenson, and Grace Crimmins. The Tigers are now 7-5 overall and 6-2 in conference.

Game One

Nevis 8 9 2

PRB 11 14 3

WP: Jada Olivier. LP: Cora Umthum.

Game Two

Nevis 6 8 9

PRB 13 5 3

WP: Jada Olivier. LP: Kia Hiede. 3B: Bailey Wynn.