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Jacks face busy baseball weekend

With one game finally under its belt, the Bemidji High baseball team gets down to serious business this weekend, facing three games in the next four days. Two are makeups of previous postponements.

With one game finally under its belt, the Bemidji High baseball team gets down to serious business this weekend, facing three games in the next four days. Two are makeups of previous postponements.

It starts today when St. Cloud Tech pays a rare visit to Bemidji for a 4:30 contest at BSU.

Tomorrow Brainerd makes up an earlier postponement at 1 at the arena diamond while Monday brings Thief River to town for another replay at 4:30 at BSU.

The three games will give coach Mike Fogelson a chance to see his mound staff under fire.

Righthander Matt Fossen will get today's start hoping to baffle the Tigers with his mixture of off speed deliveries.

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Tomorrow lefty Sam Saccoman could return for his second start, depending on how his arm feels. He worked five innings at Moorhead Tuesday in the 4-1 setback.

If he is not ready to go, he will pitch the Monday game with Tom Roetman or Haakon Pederson going tomorrow. If Saccoman faces the Warriors, Pederson or Roetman will start against the Prowlers.

Tech will likely be playing its first game. Brainerd dropped its opener to Apollo 3-2 then defeated Willmar 8-7 in nine innings to level its record at 1-1. TRF is 3-0, sweeping West Fargo in a twin bill and blanking Crookston 9-0. The Prowlers are expecting one of their best seasons this spring under ex-Jacks assistant Shane Zutz.

Bemidji and Tech have seldom met through the years, occasionally crossing paths at the Apollo Invitational or in post season play.

Brainerd ended the Jacks season last spring 18-4 in the third round of the playoffs after TRF had spanked the Jacks 10-2 a game earlier.

In regular season play Bemidji beat the Prowlers 5-0 and 5-3.

Simon Anderson will be behind the plate today with Jeff Schaper, Ryan Johnson, Andrew Hengel and Joe Andersen around the infield and Justin McKee, Saccoman and Roetman in the outfield.

Pete Goldberg will be the designated hitter. He will go into right field the next two games if Saccoman or Roetman hurls.

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The B Team brings a 1-0 mark to its start after beating Moorhead 3-1 behind Sol Schneider.

Auston Zetah will get his first start today.

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