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Patriots topple Eagles twice

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

The Rochester Patriots are considered one of the top teams in the state. The Rochester Eagles, by contrast, have struggled all season.

Well, the Patriots did beat the Eagles twice Tuesday, but it didn’t come easily. The Patriots won the first game just 2-1 as they used a solo home run by Spencer Brady and a bases-loaded walk by Bieniek, both in the third inning.

Bieniek was terrific, allowing just four hits over six innings. Ben Moen was also sharp for the Patriots. He allowed five hits and no walks in six innings.

Brady was the only player on either team with multiple hits.

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The Patriots won the second game 8-1, doing the bulk of their damage in the fifth, when they scored six runs.

Bryan Ness was the winning pitcher, allowing eight hits. Three of them were by Mike Glasenapp.

Ness had two hits, including a two-run home run in the sixth. Derek Hovick had two hits and Ben Moen was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.

Glasenapp finished 3-for-4 for the Eagles.

The Patriots are 9-0 in the First District and 17-4 overall. They play at Winona at 5:30 p.m. today in a doubleheader. The Eagles are at the Rochester Redhawks at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

PATRIOTS 2, EAGLES 1

(First game)

Eagles 000 010 0 — 1 6 2

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Patriots 002 000 x — 2 4 2

WP: Ben Moen 6 IP, 4 K, 5 H, 0 BB. Save: Derek Hovick. LP: Eric Bieniek 6 IP, 2 K.

PATRIOTS 8, EAGLES 1

(Second game)

Patriots 000 062 0 — 8 9 2

Eagles 000 010 0 — 1 9 2

WP: Bryan Ness 6 IP, 1 BB, 8 H, 1 K, 0 ER. LP: Andrew Verdick 4 2/3 IP.

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