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Raiders out-hit Ponies but lose, 2-1

In terms of hits, Hastings was the clear winner in Friday’s baseball game against Stillwater. Unfortunately for the Raiders, though, hits aren’t what decides a game.

Hastings out-hit Stillwater, 7-3, but one of those hits by the Ponies was a two-run homer and that proved to be the difference in the game. Stillwater won, 2-1.

“We need to hit better with runners in scoring position,” coach Taylor Pagel said. “We also need to hit better with two outs.  We were successful earlier in the season with this and have struggled with it as of late. We need to gain our confidence back as hitters.”

Mitch Donahoe started on the mound and once again pitched a complete game.

He struck out five and allowed just those three hits.

Isaiah Gardell was 2-3 with the lone RBI on the day.

Mikey Junker, Jake Dale, Austin LaDoux, Donahoe, Devon Reissner and Patrick Rough each had a hit. Dale’s was a double and Rough’s was a triple.

 

Vs White Bear Lake

Hastings beat White Bear Lake on April 23, 12-5.

Hastings had a big day at the plate.

Mikey Junker lead the way hitting going 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs.

Austin LaDoux was 2-3 with a triple, walk and 2 RBIs.

Sam Skoyen came back strong off of an injury with two hits and an RBI.

Mitch Donahoe, Jake Dale, Joey Werner, Logan Gove and Devon Reissner all had a hit a piece, with doubles by Gove and Reissner.

“The boys stuck out another cold day and outlasted White Bear by stringing together a bunch of runs in the fourth and sixth innings,” Pagel said. “They have been working hard and if they continue to work hard good things will keep happening.” 

Isaiah Gardell pitched four innings for Hastings. He allowed six hits and four runs, two of which were earned.

He struck out three batters.

Thomas Roob came on for the save, pitching the final three innings. He allowed four hits and one run.

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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