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Amateur baseball: Melendrez powers Cubs past Heron Lake

HERON LAKE -- Cody Melendrez smacked a three-run home run in the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie and the Worthington Cubs amateur baseball team went on to beat Heron Lake 6-4 on Wednesday.

Adam Munkel threw a complete nine-inning game on the mound for the victory, allowing eight hits while walking one and striking out three. Lon Eichenberger pitched eight innings for Heron Lake and took the loss.

Melendrez collected five RBI in the game. Teammate Josh Wasmund had three hits while Eric Koob, Jerrad Meinders and Ethan Duffy each had two.

For Heron Lake, Luke Henkels had two hits, including a double. Octavio Jimenez had two hits and Eric Milbrath had a triple. Henkels, Jimenez and Lucas Knutson each drove in a run.


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