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Pipers baseball: Moe’s walk-off single salvages split

Jason Moe’s pitching ruled the day, but it was his sharp single that lifted the Rosemount Pipers to a walk-off 3-2 victory and salvaged a split of Sunday’s doubleheader in Cold Spring.

The Pipers lost the opener 2-0 to defending NSCBL Class 2A state champion Cold Spring, but came back to defeat the Becker Buzzards in Game 2.

“It was a great team win. We only had nine guys on the trip, which made for a long 16-inning day,” Pipers player/manager Ken Fry said. “That made the gutsy win that much better.”

After being shut out, the Pipers pounded out 13 hits in Game 2. Greg LeVon and Bobby Downs started the ninth with singles and LeVon scored the game-winning run on Moe’s hit. Dan Heberg led the team with three hits.

Moe pitched seven innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win. Hegberg got the tough-luck loss against Cold Spring, allowing two runs in six innings.

“It was a great battle against a great team,” Fry said. “Unfortunately, we just couldn’t put any runs on the board.”

The Pipers are off until Wednesday when they travel to Edina to take on the Crosstown. The team is back home Sunday, June 22, against the Minnetonka Lakers. First pitch is at 3 o’clock.