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RedHawks knocked around by DockHounds in series opener

Lake Country pounded out 20 hits and produced two five-run innings before holding off a Fargo-Moorhead rally on Friday at Newman Outdoor Field.

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FARGO — Lake Country wasted little time making itself at home on its first trip of the year to Newman Outdoor Field on Friday, scoring runs in seven of the first eight innings.

But Fargo-Moorhead regained control of their place late in the game and had a healthy comeback in progress before the DockHounds closed out a 16-9 win.

The DockHounds pounded out 20 hits and produced two five-run innings. They led 16-4 after 7-1/2 innings, but the RedHawks scored six runs in the final two innings and had the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth when Lake Country finally got the third out.

The DockHounds roughed up RedHawks starter Kevin McGovern, who allowed nine runs on 11 hits in five innings.

They weren't any kinder to reliever Ryan Duffy, who surrendered six runs on eight hits and three walks in his two inning stint. The RedHawks finally brought on infielder Nick Novak to finish up and he allowed a hit in two scoreless innings and struck out two.

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F-M's Manny Boscan had three hits, including a pair of two-run doubles. Christian Correa hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning, and Evan Alexander was 4 for 5 and scored three time. Sam Dexter was 3 for 4 and drove in three runs.

The RedHawks and DockHounds play the second game of a three-game set at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Newman Outdoor Field.

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