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Hawks sweep Randolph, beat Bears

The Hastings Hawks had a solid week, taking two games from Randolph last Wednesday in a doubleheader at Veterans Park in Hastings.

Hastings won 18-3 in the first game and 10-0 in the second.

Jordy Horsch had six hits on the night, scored five runs and had two RBI.

Adam Barta won the first game on the mound for the Hawks.

Colin Brackeen won the second game.

Hastings beat Cannon Falls on Sunday, 5-3, to improve their record to 16-12 on the season.

Deryk Marks earned the win and Mark Moriarty picked up the save.

At the plate, Derrick Pfeffer led the way with three hits.

The last home game of the season was Wednesday night, when Hastings played host to Dundas.

The Dukes are likely going to be the team Hastings sees in the first round of the playoffs, set to begin Aug. 2.

The 16-12 record, and the way his team has been playing lately, reminds Barta of the previous few seasons.

"We haven't necessarily played the greatest," Barta said. "At the same time, we've played really well at the end of the last two years and we've gone to the state tournament. If the last two years are any indication of how we're going to finish out, I'll take that.

"Presently, I'd say the season as a whole, on a one-to-10 scale would be a seven."

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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