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Spring season gets under way on the diamond

The baseball season is finally under way at Hastings High School. Unfortunately for Hastings, the Raiders lost their season opener to East Ridge, 4-3.

Hastings took a 1-0 lead in the second inning, then pushed the lead out with two more runs in the top of the third.

East Ridge countered, though, with two runs in the bottom of the third and two more in the bottom of the fourth.

Mike Junker led the Hastings offense with four hits. Sam Skoyen had two hits.

Patrick Rough got the start on the mound for the Raiders.

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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