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Redhawks open with sweep

Post-Bulletin staff

The Rochester Redhawks opened their American Legion baseball season with a doubleheader sweep of Onalaska, Wis., Tuesday at Mayo High School.

The Redhawks won the first game 7-2, as Rannon Arch tossed a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts. Paul McManus followed with a three-hitter in the second game, a 17-1 win in five innings.

The Redhawks had 18 hits in the two games combined. Steve Serratore and Kelby Halling had multiple hits in the first game; Garrett Benson, Travis Nordhus and Charlie Hinsch all had multiple hits in the second.

The Redhawks (2-0) meet the Rochester A’s at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mayo High School.

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REDHAWKS 7, ONALASKA, WIS., 2

Onlaska, Wis. 000 002 0 — 2 3 0

Redhawks 210 112 x — 7 8 3

Onalaska: LP: Rude 6 IP, 2 K, 9 BB.

Rochester Redhawks: Steve Serratore 3-for-3; Kelby Halling 2-for-3. WP: Rannon Arch 7 IP, 11 K, 1 BB.

REDHAWKS 17, ONALASKA 1, 5 inn.

Onalaska, Wis. 100 00 — 1 3 1

Redhawks 013 (13)x — 17 10 1

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Onalaska: LP: Barba 31⁄3 IP.

Rochester Redhawks: Travis Nordhus 2-for-3; Garrett Benson 3-for-3; Charlie Hinsch 2-for-3. WP: Paul McManus 5 IP, 6 K, 2 BB.

PATS 9-3, KASSON 5-2

Pats open season

Four Rochester Patriots hitters had two or more hits as the team opened its season with a 9-5 win over Kasson on Tuesday.

The Patriots then won the second game of a doubleheader, edging Kasson 3-2 in the nightcap.

Alex Peterson was 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Pats in the first game. Brian Anderson was starting pitcher and "had a tough start, then settled in and threw well," coach Dutch Heiderscheit said. At bat, Anderson drove in three runs, including a two-run homer.

In the second game, Jeff Sipple "started and threw four strong innings," Heiderscheit said. Derek Hovick pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning for the save.

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"They were a couple of well-played games," Heiderscheit said. "Kasson has a nice ballclub. We got some timely hitting and played pretty good defense all day."

The Pats are scheduled to meet the Rochester Eagles in a doubleheader Thursday at 4 p.m. at John Adams.

PATRIOTS 9, KASSON 5

First game

Kasson 410 000 0 — 5 6 3

Patriots 302 103 x — 9 11 1

Patriots: Alex Peterson 3-for-4, 2 RBIs; Brian Anderson 2-for-3, 3 RBIs, 2-run HR; Derek Hovick 2-for-3; Jordan Stokes 2-for-4. WP: Brian Anderson 3 K's, 1 BB, 5 IP.

Kasson: Chris Paradise 2-for-4; Brian Ripley 2-for-4. LP: James Peterson.

PATRIOTS 3, KASSON 2

Second game

Kasson 010 010 0 — 2 5 2

Patriots 011 010 x — 3 7 2

Patriots: Joe Moen 2-for-2; Andrew Roble 2-for-3. WP: Robin Heilskov, 2 IP.

Kasson: Brian Ripley 3-for-3. LP: Cam Ruehmann.

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