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Moen, Patriots shut out Waseca

Post-Bulletin staff

Joe Moen tossed a three-hit shutout as the Rochester Patriots beat Waseca 10-0 in five innings in American Legion baseball on Tuesday.

Moen struck out seven and did not issue a walk.

The Patriots had eight hits and used seven walks to score in four of the five innings they batted.

Brian Anderson was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs for Rochester.

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"We played a solid game, got some timely hits and took advantage of some walks," Patriots coach Dutch Heiderscheit said. "Joe Moen pitched a solid five innings (and) the defense was good."

The Patriots (9-2) play the Rochester Redhawks today at 6 p.m. at John Adams Middle School.

PATRIOTS 10, WASECA 0, 5 INNINGS

Waseca 000 00 — 0 3 1

Patriots 202 33 — 10 8 01

Waseca: LP: Hall.

Patriots: Brian Anderson 2-for-4, 3 RBIs. WP: Joe Moen 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 7 K, 0 BB.

OWATONNA 6, A’S 4

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A’s let 4-0 lead slip away

OWATONNA — Owatonna rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Rochester A’s 6-4 in American Legion baseball on Tuesday.

The A’s scored four times in the top of the second inning to go up 4-0. But Owatonna (4-3) scored five times in the bottom of the inning, aided by a Rochester error, to take the lead.

"He probably deserved a better fate," A’s coach Keith Kangas said of losing pitcher Jared Samuelson. "We made it (the second inning) a five-out inning and it was enough to turn the tide."

Andrew Plevak and Matt Pearson were both 2-for-3 for the A’s. The A’s had a chance in the middle of the game, but left the bases loaded in the fifth inning.

"We just didn’t hit well with runners on base," Kangas said.

The A’s (7-4, 7-1 First District) will host Austin on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mayo Field.

OWATONNA 6, A’S 4

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A’s 040 000 0 — 4 8 2

Owatonna 050 100 x — 6 9 1

A’s: Andrew Plevak 2-for-3; Matt Pearson 2-for-3. LP: Jared Samuelson 6 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 3ER, 7 K, 2 BB.

Owatonna: Smith 2-for-2; Berg 2-for-3. WP: Smith 5 IP, 4 R.

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