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By Jon Roberts

RLYB Stays Close, But Loses Late


In less than ideal weather conditions, Red Lake Youth Baseball lost another heartbreaker in the last inning.

1st National Bank snuck two runs in the first inning off Red Lake starter Pat Tahahwah, who then regained his composure to strike out the side. The young Red Lake team then answered with 2 runs of their own in their half of the first with RBI singles by Tom May, Jr. and Tahahwah.

The next three innings were even with 1st National and Red Lake each scoring six runs, with the score tied at 8-8 entering the final inning.

With the weathing playing a major factor, the pitching was difficult and grip on the ball was the major issue for Red Lake. 1st National scored 10 in the fifth and Red Lake was only able to muster one run. The game was called due to high winds after 5 innings.

Red Lake was led by Pat Tahahwah, who went 2 for 4 at the plate and struck out 12 in four innings pitched. Lead off man Jaden Wood contributed with a 2 for 2 effort with 2 walks, 3 runs scored, including an inside the park homerun, with 3 RBIs. Tom May, Jr. chipped in with a 2 for 3 effort while scoring one and had an RBI.

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Transportation was once again provided by the Chemical Health Program.


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