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Redhawks drop two at Owatonna

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Rochester has seven errors in

pair of setbacks

Post-Bulletin staff

OWATONNA — The Rochester Redhawks were on the wrong end of a doubleheader sweep in American Legion baseball Tuesday night.

Owatonna edged the Redhawks 5-3 in the first game and 9-5 in the second game, despite being out-hit in both games. The Redhawks had a 14-11 advantage in total hits in the two games.

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Travis Nordhus and Drew Block both had two hits for the Redhawks in the first game.

Ben O’Reilly pitched six complete innings and allowed only two earned runs but took the loss, as the Redhawks committed three errors.

Nordhus had two hits again in the second game, and Block drove in three runs. Garrett Benson pitched six innings and allowed four earned runs for the loss.

The Redhawks, 17-11 overall and 11-5 in district play, face the Rochester Eagles at 6 p.m. Thursday at Hudson Field.

OWATONNA 5, REDHAWKS 3

First game

Redhawks 003 000 0 — 3 7 3

Owatonna 001 040 x — 5 5 0

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Rochester Redhawks: Travis Nordhus 2-for-3, 1 R; Drew Block 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBIs. WP: Ben O’Reilly 6 IP, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 ER.

Owatonna: WP: Melcher 7 IP, 4 BB, 6 K, 3 ER.

OWATONNA 9, REDHAWKS 5

Second game

Redhawks 002 201 0 — 5 7 4

Owatonna 300 204 x — 9 6 1

Rochester Redhawks: Drew Block 1-for-2, 3 RBIs; Travis Nordhus 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI; Paul McManus 2 R. LP: Garrett Benson 6 IP, 6 H, 4 BB, 5 K, 4 ER.

Owatonna: WP: Sebring 7 IP, 6 BB, 5 K, 4 ER.

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