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Eagles sweep Braves

Derek Gaudette knocked in a tenth-inning game winner to get the Eagles started on the right foot.

The New York Mills Eagles got off to a lengthy and exciting start to the season sweeping a doubleheader from conference foe Menahga.

The two games were polar opposites as it took the Eagles 10 innings of seesaw baseball to squeeze out a 6-5 victory in the opener.

The nightcap started with a bang, as the Eagles put up a dozen runs in the first inning on way to a 23-1 game two thumping.

In game one, both teams had chances at winning the game loading the bases in extra innings.

"It was nice to get that first win," Head Coach Chris Bushinger said. "We should have won it four innings earlier."

The Eagles had runners in scoring position in the seventh inning but failed to score.

The extra frames in the early game assisted in over five hours of baseball from a sunny afternoon at 4 p.m. to drizzle and freezing parents by the time play wrapped up around 9 p.m.

Mason Roberts and Brandon Kupfer both scored four runs in the game two blowout.

Kupfer, a freshman, who had a stellar pitching season last year got the win on the mound.

Tanner Wegscheid, Tyler Patron and leadoff hitter Shane Novak all scored three runs.

In the opener, senior outfielder Derek Gaudette laced a game winning single in the bottom half of the tenth inning knocking in Tristan Huwe for the victory.

Roberts got the victory in relief of starter and Eagle ace junior Adam Snelgrov

Novak and Roberts each scored a pair of runs. Gaudette also scored.

The Eagles (2-0) travel to Ashby Fri., April 15 to face the Arrows at 5 p.m., before returning home for another double-dip.

Sebeka comes to Smith Park for a 4 p.m. game one start.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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