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Trojans capitalize on Raider struggles to move to 3-0

Marcus Dickelman-Stassen strokes the lone Raider hit in an 11-3 loss at home to Barnesville Thursday afternoon in Lake Park. Robert Williams/Tribune

Barnesville moved the 3-0 on the season after taking advantage of Lake Park-Audubon miscues in the field en route to an 11-3 non-conference victory in windy conditions at Lake Park Thursday.

The Trojans scored in the opening four innings to stake a 9-0 early lead for starter Brady Tweeton.

Tweeton did not allow a hit by the Raiders until Marcus Dickelman-Stassen singled in the bottom of the fourth.

BRADY TWEETON

LP-A scored all three of their runs in the fourth on an in inning-opening walk to Jacob Anderson, followed by Mike Vohnoutka being hit by pitch and Dickelman-Stassen’s single. All three came around to score to cut the lead to 9-3.

Tweeton struck out five of the next six batters before giving way to Jalen Plath who cleaned up the seventh inning by fanning the side.

The Trojans took advantage on the base paths 14 bases combined with a dozen hits.

Dickelman-Stassen’s single was the lone base hit for the Raiders, who fall to 1-2 overall.

Barnesville has outscored their opponents 32-3 in three games after a doubleheader sweep at Pelican Rapids to open the season.

Lake Park-Audubon is back at home against Brandon-Evansville (3-2) Tuesday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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