Blue Ox second baseman Joel Conway connects with a pitch during Friday's game. Catching is Jon Clark. Pioneer Photo/Eric Stromgren

Baseball: Blue Ox beat Mudcats in first battle of Bemidji


The Bemidji Blue Ox vaulted into their third season in high style Friday night, upending the veteran Bemidji Mudcats 2-1 in a pitchers duel at the BSU Stadium.

A good crowd braved the light rain that fell much of the game to witness the Blue Ox win for the first time over its older rival.

It was a good beginning for its switch into the tougher Norman-Polk League this summer.

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