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Eagles split a pair

Tyler Patron connects with a pitch against Wadena-Deer Creek. Photo by Brian Hansel/Wadena Pioneer Journal.

The New York Mills baseball team needed 10 innings to beat Wadena-Deer Creek 14-12 and was 10-runned by Frazee, 10-0, in chilly conditions.

Wadena-Deer Creek jumped ahead early by scoring nine runs in four innings highlighted by a six-run third.

Down 9-4 in the top of the fifth, the Eagles answered with their own six-run inning to take the lead 10-9 but the Wolverines would answer in the bottom half with three runs to jump ahead 12-10.

Both teams remained scoreless until last at-bats in the seventh.

NY Mills scored a pair to tie the game and send it to extra innings.

The game remained scoreless until both teams discussed calling the game after nine innings.

The decision to play one more inning came out in favor of the Eagles.

The Eagles had batters 7-9 coming to the plate in the tenth while the Wolverines had the top of the order.

Seems like a mismatch, but the bottom of the Eagles order came through scoring two.

Mason Roberts got the win in relief of Adam Patron, who had relieved starter Tristan Huwe.

Huwe went 4-6 on the day scoring three times and knocking in a pair.

Roberts scored once and knocked one in going 3-6.

Patron was 2-4.

Frazee 10, NY Mills 0

The Eagles looked to enact revenge on the Hornets. The match-up was the first between Frazee and NY Mills since the Hornets knocked the Eagles out of last season's playoffs.

Frazee starting pitcher Matt Brower threw a gem on the mound allowing only one Eagle to reach third base.

Brower threw a complete game of five innings striking out seven, including the final three Eagle batters.

NY Mills managed four hits on the day.

Roberts led the game off with a base hit but was caught stealing. In the slide to second, his head struck the knee of Hornet second baseman Hayden Hoskins. Roberts left the game and did not return.

Frazee scored a pair of runs in the third inning. Adam Wendt doubled to lead off the frame and scored on a single by Jacob Galbreght. Galbreght scored on a base hit by Brandon VanWatermulen.

The Hornets sent 13 batters to the plate in the fourth chasing Eagle starter Brandon Kupfer.

A series of errors added to the fourth inning frustration.

Frazee scored eight times before handing the ball back to Brower to clean up.

The Eagles fall to 4-2 on the season. Frazee improves to a perfect 4-0.

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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