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Pipers drop close games to Woodbury, Miesville

The Rosemount Pipers will take a losing streak into Sunday’s regular season finale after dropping a pair of one-run games last week.

The Pipers suffered a walk-off 5-4 loss last Friday at Woodbury, and then were dealt another heartbreaker Sunday at Miesville when two runs raced home during a mound meeting in a 2-1 loss at Jack Ruhr Field.

“We are slumping at the wrong time with the state tournament in less than two weeks,” Pipers player/manager Ken Fry said. “Friday night, we had a few base running errors, a few errors on defense and left runners stranded.… Sunday was a debacle.… Although we caught a tough break, we had our chances to score runs and only put up one.”

The Pipers had five hits against Miesville and left eight runners on base. Dan Hegberg was 2 for 4 with an RBI and surrendered four hits in six innings on the mound. He walked a batter to load the bases in the sixth, which caused catcher Charlie Borrell to call time out and come out to the mound. While the Pipers talked things over, two Miesville runners raced across the plate.

“Borrell immediately put his hands up, called time and headed to the mound,” Fry said. “By the time we realized what happend it was too late. The umpire said we didn’t call time.”

Woodbury strung together two walks and two hits to walk off with a win over the Pipers on Friday.

Starter Jamie Wiesner allowed 12 hits and walked three and was in position to get the win, but couldn’t get an out in the seventh.

Borrell ripped three of Rosemount’s 11 hits. Wiesner helped himself with a pair of RBIs and Scott Manwarren and Sean Boos added two hits apiece.

The Pipers close out the regular season Sunday afternoon against the Minnetonka Saints at DCTC. First pitch is at 3 p.m.

Team leaders

Batting average

Charlie Borrell, .439

Sean Boos, .387

Dan Hegberg, .375

Ken Fry, .346

Bobby Downs, .327

On-base percentage

Charlie Borrell, .540

Jason Moe, .438

Sean Boos, .424

Ken Fry, 414

Greg Sell, .413


Charlie Borrell, 18

Dan Hegberg, 18

Ken Fry, 18

Bobby Downs, 17

Greg Sell, 13