Baseball: Pioneers lose to Monticello 7-6

Monticello edged the Elk River Pioneers 7-6 on Wednesday evening, led by Clay Lanners with two hits and three runs-batted-in.

Monticello took a 6-3 lead against Pioneer starter Zach Petchell and held on. Jakob Kounkel got the win and Mitch Roberts got the save as they gave up 11 hits and six walks but left 11 runners on base.

Porter Morrell was 4-for-5 with two RBI’s for the Pioneers (3-4).

 
Elk River ….. 002 100 021 — 6 11 3
Monticello …. 120 021 11x — 7 9 2

Batting — Elk River: Porter Morrell 4-for-5 (2 RBI), Connor Dostal 2-for-4, Sam Krick 2-for-4 … Monticello: Matt McNeil 2-for-4 (RBI, 2 runs), Tyler Steich 2-for-4, Clay Lanners 2-for-3 (3 RBI)

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Elk River: Zach Petchell (L) 5 1/3-6-6-3-2-2, Jordan Hollom 1 2/3-2-1-1-0-2, Porter Morrell 1-0-0-0-0-3 … Monticello: Jakob Kounkel (W) 6 1/3-7-3-3-6-6, Mitch Roberts (S) 2 2/3-4-3-3-1-3

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