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Raiders having a tough time finding wins
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

The Raider baseball team lost its seventh game in a row Monday to Woodbury. The Raiders are 1-7 for the season. Their only win was their season opener against Farmington.

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Vs. Roseville

The Raiders faced Roseville April 21 at Hastings High School. Roseville kept a steady flow of runs throughout the game while Hastings were only able to score in the second inning.

Roseville led the game off with three runs in the top of the first thanks to a string of singles with Aaron Stoneberg on the mound. Roseville scored two more in the second inning before Hastings was able to score.

In the bottom of the second David Schoeberl, Wes Hedlund and Ryan Hackel loaded the bases. Schoeberl scored on a fielding error, and Hedlund and Hackel both scored on a single by Tony Hammes.

That was it for Hastings runs. Roseville scored three more in the fourth inning, three in the sixth, and four in the seventh to beat Hastings 15-3.

Vs. Forest Lake

Just two days later, Schoeberl pitched his first complete game of the season against Forest Lake. The Raiders faced another loss, again scoring all their runs in a single inning.

With Forest Lake up 7-0 going into the bottom of the fourth, Tyler Rohr scored on a ground-out by Hedlund and Schoeberl scored on another ground-out by Hackel. Forest Lake scored one more in the seventh to beat Hastings, 8-2.

Vs. Woodbury

The Raiders put up a good fight against Woodbury Monday afternoon. Pitcher Nick Bachman gave up five runs in the first inning, but refused any more until the fifth while the Raiders caught up.

Hastings had the bases loaded in the bottom of the second when Nick Huemoeller hit a double that allowed Rohr, Hedlund, Bachman and Huemoeller to score.

The Raiders filled the bases again in the third inning, and Schoeberl scored on a ground-out by Bachman to tie the game 5-5.

In the top of the fifth, Bachman walked two Woodbury batters before a home run added two more runs to the Woodbury score. Stoneberg relieved Bachman, but the scoring continued and Woodbury took the lead 10-5. Stoneberg allowed another Woodbury run in the sixth.

The Raiders kept pushing in the last half-inning. Schoeberl scored again on a single by Bachman, Hedlund scored after a fielding error put Huemoeller on first, and with the bases loaded Bachman scored when Austin Nelson was hit by the pitch. But it wasn't enough, and Hastings lost 11-8.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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