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Legion Baseball | Redhawks 13, Eagles 3 Web

The top-seeded Rochester Redhawks made easy work of the Rochester Eagles on Tuesday night in the first round of the First District American Legion baseball playoffs at Mayo High School.

The Redhawks scored five runs in the first two innings and ran off with a 13-3 seven-inning win. The game was shortened to seven innings by the 10-run rule.

The Redhawks totaled 12 hits and no errors, while the No. 8-seeded Eagles had eight hits and four errors.

The Eagles got a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, using singles by Andrew Verdick and Henry Rownd. But the Redhawks (20-5) answered with two runs in the bottom of the frame, as Shawn Palmer doubled, Mitch Anderson singled and Tony Nierman grounded out.

Palmer hit a two-run homer in the second. Nierman blasted a three-run homer in the sixth.

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Anderson got the pitching win, going six innings and allowing seven hits and just two earned runs.

"He gave us an outstanding outing," Redhawks coach Benji Huegel said. "And defensively, we played really well."

Anderson was also 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBIs. Palmer was 3-for-3 with a double, a homer and three RBIs. He also took away three potential Eagles hits from his shortstop position. Travis Nordhus had a triple and scored three runs.

The Eagles (6-18) got three hits each from Mike Glasenapp and Rownd.

The Redhawks face the Waseca/Austin winner at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hudson Field. The Eagles face the loser of that game at 10 a.m. Friday at Hudson Field.

REDHAWKS 13, EAGLES 3

Eagles 100 002 0 — 3 8 4

Redhawks 230 305 x — 13 12 0

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WP: Mitch Anderson 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 5 K, 3 BB. LP: Eric Bieniek 5 1/3 IP, 12 R, 11 H, 3 K, 3 BB.

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