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July 21, 2018

6/28/2018 8:25:00 AM
Pirates shut out Lakers

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Windom 101 110 40x = 8-8-0

The Windom Pirates played their first home game away from home Wednesday evening, claiming an 8-0 shutout victory over the Heron Lake Lakers.

The game was moved to Heron Lake due to flooding at Island Park. However, because Heron Lake's field does not have lights, the game started at 6:15 p.m.

Two Pirate pitchers combined to twirl a seven-hit shutout in the game. Collin Lovell worked the first seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out six. Nick Kulseth pitched the final two innings, fanning one.

The Pirates scored in the bottom of the first on a Devin Nielsen sacrifice fly. Nielsen added an RBI fielder's choice in the third.

In the fourth, Lovell hit a solo home run. Windom took a 4-0 lead in the fifth on a Danny Kneeland RBI double.

The Pirates put the game out of reach with a four-run seventh. Nielsen plated a run on a fielder's choice, Jack Mellstrom scored on a wild pitch, Noah Kloss plated a run on a groundout and Lovell hit an RBI single.

Lovell had three hits and two RBI in the win. Kneeland added a pair of hits.

The Pirates will face Lamberton Thursday in a non-league game at Lamberton.

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