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Pipers baseball: Rosemount takes two out of three

The Rosemount Pipers baseball team didn’t show signs of rust after a 10-day layoff as they won two out of three games last week.

The Pipers topped the Edina Crosstown 8-5 and the Minnetonka Lakers 7-4 during the week before falling to the Lakers 7-1 in a rematch Sunday afternoon at Dakota County Technical College.

Starter Jesse Riebel held the Lakers to three runs over five innings in front of an errorless defense, but the Pipers managed just seven hits.

“We just couldn’t get the offense going,” player/manager Ken Fry said. “We had guys on a few times, but couldn’t capitalize.”

Fry led the Pipers with a pair of singles and drove in the team’s lone run. Jason Moe singled and scored in the bottom of the first to make it 1-1, but the Lakers added single runs in the third and fourth before pulling away with four in the sixth.

The Pipers had just seven hits Friday at Minnetonka, but took advantage of six walks and a hit-by-pitch. Charlie Borrell drove in two runs with a pair of hits and Dan Hegberg singled and scored twice. Fry added a pair of runs scored and Riebel and Greg Sell each drove in runs.

Hegberg started and held the Lakers to one run while fanning seven over the first six innings.

The Pipers trailed 5-2 heading into the sixth before rallying for an 8-5 win over the Crosstown last Wednesday.

Borrell started the rally with a two-run bomb in the top of the sixth. It was still 5-4 Edina when Dale Stapf led off the seventh with a double. After an out and a fielder’s choice, Hegberg hit a single to give the Pipers the lead. Fry followed with another base hit and Jason Schwab capped off the four-run inning with a two-run single.

The comeback made a winner of Jamie Wiesner, who battled back after allowing three runs in the first to pitch all seven innings. He allowed three earned runs and struck out three while scattering nine hits.

Fry led a 12-hit attack with three hits and Hegberg, Borrell and Schwab added two hits apiece.

The Pipers are back home tomorrow night against the Apple Valley A’s at DCTC.