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Pitching, Hit By Pitch Leads to RedHawks 1-0 Win

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks only needed one run in the bottom of the fifth to shut down the Rockland Boulders in a game that included a 2:42 rain delay on Thursday afternoon at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo, ND.

 

Neither of the teams could get anything going in the first five innings, before the game was delayed due to rain in the bottom of the fifth.

Follwing the delay, with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the fifth, all the home team needed was one run to make the game official, however, with bases loaded and C.J.Retherford hitting, the umpire crew called the game into a rain delay on a 2-0 count to C.J. Retherford.

 

Retherford and ‘Hawks’ skipper Doug Simunic got both ejected by the third-base umpire Andrew Vincent during the weather delay. Travis Higgs took Retherford’s place in the line-up, moved to the catcher, while Petey Paramore moved to first base.

 

The game resumed with pinch hitter Travis Higgs taking Retherford’s spot and he took the first pitch from a reliever Nathaniel Roe to his arm, which scored Penprase. Higgs collected the sole RBI on that plate appearance.

 

During the game, that took only 2 hours and 8 minutes of actual game time, 4,029 fans saw the Jake Laber collect his fifth victory on the year, while Stephen Harrold took the loss.

Nate Garcia came in to the top of the ninth, shutting the door and getting his tenth save on the year.

 

The RedHawks travel to Wichita tonight and will open a three-game series with the Wingnuts on Friday night.  Fargo-Moorhead will return to the Newman Outdoor Field for their four-game home stand against the St. Paul Saints starting on Monay. Fans can purchase their tickets by stopping at the RedHawks Box Office, logging on to www.fmredhawks.com or calling (701) 235-6161.

 



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