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Baseball Deer River 6, Cass Lake-Bena 4 Deer River scored five runs in the first inning Thursday and held off Cass Lake-Bena the rest of the way to edge the Panthers 6-4 at Deer River in the first baseball game of the year. The Panthers scored on...

Baseball

Deer River 6,

Cass Lake-Bena 4

Deer River scored five runs in the first inning Thursday and held off Cass Lake-Bena the rest of the way to edge the Panthers 6-4 at Deer River in the first baseball game of the year.

The Panthers scored once in the second and three in the fifth to narrow the gap to 5-4.

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But the Warriors added an insurance run in the sixth to cement the win. They out hit the Panthers 6-4.

CLB had a chance to tie or take the lead in the fifth after scoring their three runs. They had the bases loaded with no outs when Bowstring relieved starter Gullickson to strike out the next three batters. He allowed only one hit in the final two frames to get the save.

Kevin Burnette worked the first two frames for the Panthers to take the loss. Keenan Humphrey also went two and Dusty Stensland the last two.

A hit batter, Gullickson's triple and Bowstring's single sent home the first two Deer River runs. An error, single, hit batter and another one bagger completed the frame.

The final three runs were unearned. Another misplay set up the final run in the sixth.

A single, two walks and a ground out gave CLB a run in the second.

An error, Burnette's single and three walks scored the three in the fifth and brought on the pitching change.

The four CLB hits came from as many different bats. Gullickson had two for Deer River.

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The Panthers played Friday at Kelliher.

Cass Lake-Bena 010 030 0 - 4 4 2

Deer River 500 001 x - 6 6 2

 Burnette (0-1), Humphrey (3), Stensland (5) and Fuller, Burnette (3)

Gullickson, (1-0) Bowstring (5) and Heic

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