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Amateur baseball: Back-to-back doubles lift Heron Lake

DAILY GLOBE Back-to-back doubles by Levi Jahnke and Lon Eichenberger in the bottom of the ninth inning erased a 5-5 tie and vaulted the Heron Lake Lakers past Windom in an amateur baseball game Sunday.In other area games, Adrian edged Ruthton 6-5...

DAILY GLOBE

Back-to-back doubles by Levi Jahnke and Lon Eichenberger in the bottom of the ninth inning erased a 5-5 tie and vaulted the Heron Lake Lakers past Windom in an amateur baseball game Sunday.
In other area games, Adrian edged Ruthton 6-5, Pipestone dumped Hadley 13-7, the Milroy Irish beat Jackson 10-2 and Lakefield 4-3, Lakefield shut out Tracy 5-0, Jackson beat Tracy 8-1, and Fairmont outslugged Luverne 14-9.
The Worthington Cubs still lead the First Nite League with an 8-2 record, with Fairmont second at 7-4. Lakefield is 6-3, Jackson 6-5, Windom 4-6, Heron Lake 4-7 and Martin County 3-7.
Milroy is 8-3 in the Gopher League. Pipestone is 7-4, Luverne 6-2, Hadley 6-4, Adrian 4-7, Tracy 1-8 and Ruthton 1-9.
Heron Lake 6, Windom 5
HERON LAKE - Heron Lake won its second game against the Pirates this season as Jahnke led off the bottom of the ninth and a double and the next hitter, Eichenberger, did the same.
Eichenberger also picked up the pitching victory, holding Windom scoreless over the last five innings.
Collin Lovell pitched the first eight innings for Windom, striking out 12 but giving up five runs in the fifth. Dane Nielson came on to start the ninth and was charged with the loss.
Eichenberger and Justin Jass had two hits for Heron Lake. Nathan Adrian, Sam Huska and Tyler Knutson had two hits for Windom.
R H E
Windom 030 200 000 - 5 9 3
Heron Lake 000 050 001 - 6 7 3
Pipestone 13, Hadley 7
HADLEY - Home runs were plentiful. Derek Lieser, Chris Halbur and Nate Wieneke homered for Hadley. Ryan Schwagel, Tyler Rieck, Doug Mead and Danny Moffitt homered for Pipestone.
Mead hit for the cycle, going 4-for-5 with four RBIs.
Austin Evans picked up the win for the A’s and the Buttermakers’ Luke Drooger took the loss.
R H E
Pipestone 201 120 025 - 13 19 2
Hadley 031 030 000 - 7 6 6

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