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Bemidji's Mitchell Hendricks dives into first following an attempted pickoff during Thursday's 7-3 victory over West Fargo. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Leadoff hitter jumpstarts Bemidji to victory

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BEMIDJI - Among the jobs of a leadoff hitter is taking a few pitches and extending the count so his teammates can form their own scouting report on the opposing pitcher. The more offerings the leadoff hitter can force the pitcher to throw, the more likely the offense can get a read on what might be coming next.

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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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