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Hot start powers RedHawks past Lake Country

Drew Ward drove in five runs for the RedHawks

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FARGO — The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks pulled away early en route to a dominant 14-3 win over Lake Country on Saturday in American Association baseball before 3,292 fans at Newman Outdoor Field.

F-M plated seven runs in the first two innings, sparked by two big swings.

The RedHawks scored four in the first inning, three of which came from a three-run home run by John Silviano, his eighth this season. Drew Ward had given the RedHawks a 1-0 advantage earlier in the inning with a sacrifice fly.

In the second inning, Ward belted a two-run homer, his ninth this season, to put the RedHawks up 7-0. Manuel Boscan also had an RBI single in the inning.

That was plenty of cushion for F-M starting pitcher Tyler Grauer (2-1). Grauer tossed six innings, giving up three runs on nine hits with no walks and nine strikeouts.

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Ward finished 2 for 4 with two runs and five RBIs for the RedHawks. Rymer Liriano went 4 for 5 with three RBIs. Boscan, Leo Pina and Sam Dexter all added two hits each.

F-M (17-9) and Lake Country (12-15) are slated to square off in the series finale at 1 p.m. Sunday at Newman.

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