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RedHawks Start Season Right With 5-3 Win in Texas

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX (5/18/17) -- Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 5-3 started the 2017 season on a high note defeating the Texas AirHogs 5-3 Thursday night at AirHogs Stadium. The Redhawks used a 2-run triple by Josh Mazzola in the 8th to douse an AirHogs’ comeback effort and take the 1st contest of 2017.

 

James Russell got the start for Texas and the 7-year MLB veteran held Fargo hitless through 2 innings. In the 3rd though, the Redhawks got to him for 4 hits, including a 2-run home run by Mitch Delfino, to take a 3-0 lead.

 

Texas Shortstop Beamer Weems went deep in the bottom half of the 3rd to score himself and 2B Trevor Sealey and cut the deficit to 3-2.

 

In the bottom of the 7th, Sealey tied the game with 2-out base hit to score Brian Ragira. The tie game would not last long however, as the Redhawks boarded 2 against AirHogs reliever Mark Pope in the 8th before Josh Blanco allowed a 2-RBI double to Mazzola later in the frame. Pope would go on to take the loss, his 1st of the season.

Richie Tate, who fired a scoreless 8th inning after starter Tyler Alexander surrendered the tying run in the 7th, picked up the win, while Casey Weathers earned the save in a scoreless 9th.

 

The AirHogs (0-1) and the Redhawks (1-0) meet again Friday at AirHogs Stadium. 1st pitch is slated for 7:05 pm. LHP Tyler Bremer is expected to start for the AirHogs, while RHP Jose Almarante is expected to start for Fargo.


 



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