Baseball: Menahga, Nevis shut down conference opponents

Nolan Haataja's no-hitter leads the Braves past Parkers Prairie while a 13-hit attack lifts the Tigers past Cass Lake-Bena.

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MENAHGA – Nolan Haataja threw a no-hitter in leading the Menahga baseball team to a 5-0 Park Region Conference win over Parkers Prairie on Friday, May 13.

Haataja allowed one walk while striking out 13 as the Braves improved to 6-3 in the conference.

The Braves scored four runs in the third inning on a double by Quincy Jantz, a two-out single by Aaron Pietila, an error, Haataja’s RBI single and Ivan Anderson’s two-run double.

Singles by Ethan Hendrickson and Haataja and an error produced the final run in the fifth.

Pietila (2 for 4) and Haataja (2 for 3) led an eight-hit attack as the Braves improved to 7-4 overall.


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CASS LAKE – Ward Davis and Marshall Kalm combined on a four-hitter as Nevis posted a 13-1 Northland Conference victory over Cass Lake-Bena on Thursday, May 12.

Nevis scored four runs in the third before ending this game early via the 10-run rule by scoring eight times in the fifth.

Eli Klimek (3 for 4, two RBI), Tyler Lindow (2 for 3, three runs, three RBI), Austin Ahrendt (2 for 2, two runs, three RBI), Cain Mitchell (2 for 4, two RBI) and Dawson McGee (1 for 3, two runs, two RBI) led Nevis’ 13-hit offensive attack. Ward allowed one run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts over four innings for the win as the Tigers improved to 10-1.

Yordan Alvarez's 3-run home run was the difference maker

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