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Iowa baseball: Harris-Lake Park wins wild opener

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Iowa baseball: Harris-Lake Park wins wild opener
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

HARTLEY, Iowa — In what turned out to be a wild season-opener, Harris-Lake Park held on to pick up the victory.

The Wolves trailed Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn by five entering the final frame, only to catch fire at the plate and eventually go up by two. The Hawks got one back, but H-LP reliever Braeton Nitschke got out of the inning to preserve an 8-7 win.

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H-M-S scored a pair of runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings to carry a comfortable 6-1 lead into the seventh. That’s when the Wolves plated seven to go up 8-6. The Hawks came back with one but couldn’t quite complete the comeback and H-LP opened its season with a victory.

Nitschke went two innings and allowed three hits while striking out one in relief of starter Brady Van Iperen. Evan Metzler took the loss for the Hawks.

Tanner Green finished the night 2-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and two runs. Jordan Kyle added a pair of hits himself.

H-LP (1-0 overall) opens its home schedule at 6 p.m. today against Remsen St. Mary’s in Lake Park.

R H E

H-LP 010 000 7 — 8 9 6

H-M-S 200 220 1 — 7 5 2

G/T 17, S-O 4

GRAETTINGER — Host Graettinger/Terril scored 12 runs in the third inning to break a scoreless tie en route to a 17-4 five-inning win over Sibley-Ocheyedan in the Generals’ season-opener.

Jameson Cosgrove started for Sibley-Ocheyedan and was the losing pitcher.

Kyle Green had two hits for the Generals, including a triple.

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