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Pirates drop home opener

The 2019 Hi-10/Countryside season kicked off on May 5 at Al Krueger Field at Tuffy's Stadium when the Fergus Falls Hurricanes dealt the Perham Pirates a 4-1 defeat.

The 2019 Hi-10/Countryside season kicked off on May 5 at Al Krueger Field at Tuffy’s Stadium when the Fergus Falls Hurricanes dealt the Perham Pirates a 4-1 defeat.

The Pirates hung tough with the Hurricanes but struggled to get the key hit when needed.

Darin Stanislawski earned the win on the mound for Fergus Falls. He threw six innings of no-hit baseball. He struck out eight and walked two batters in picking up the win. Thomas Bosek closed the game in relief. He went three innings and allowed one run on three hits, He struck out four and walked one.

The Pirates finished with just three hits and broke up the Hurricane’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning with an infield single from Noah Rooney. Nick Lindberg and Dawson Stevens had the other hits for Perham in the loss.

Nick Lindberg started for the Pirates and went six strong innings. He allowed two runs on four hits and struck out six.

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Fergus Falls struck for two in the sixth when Eric Hiedeman doubled and moved up on a bunt. With two outs, Thomas Bosek doubled in the game’s first run. Stanislawski followed with a two-out run scoring double to make it 2-0. Lindberg stranded him at second base when he recorded the final out via strike out.

Bosek and Stanislawski delivered with back-to-back doubles to score two more runs in the Hurricanes’ eighth inning to make it 4-0.

Perham threatened in the eighth inning and pushed a run across. Noah Rooney broke the no-hit bid with an infield single and moved to second on a throwing error. Josh Bollig drew a walk and a single by Lindberg loaded the bases with one out. Rooney eventually scored on a wild pitch, however Bosek worked out of trouble by striking out the final two batters of the inning.

Perham threatened again in the ninth when Ruther was hit by a pitch, while Dawson Stevens followed with a single. After a pop fly for the first out, Bosek induced a ground ball for a double play to close out the game.

Jack Stigman pitched two innings of relief and allowed two runs on two hits. He struck out two and walked one. Gavin Biegler worked out of a jam in the ninth to pitch a scoreless inning. He allowed one hit and walked one batter.

The Pirates return to the diamond with a Hi-10 battle against the Deer Creek Shockers on May 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Deer Creek.

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