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Area amateur baseball: Cannon Falls 4, Miesville 3

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Cannon Falls managed to score off of Miesville's Chris Olean early and never looked back despite the Mudhens' late surge Wednesday night in Cannon Falls.

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Miesville scored a run in each of the last two innings to pull within one and came dangerously close to tie it in the ninth. Keith Meyers induced Miesville's Andrew Werner to pop out to second to end the game with a runner stranded on second base to record the save.

"They were knocking on the door there in those two innings," Cannon Falls' Shane Hedeen said of the Mudhens.

Cory Hedeen started on the mound for the Bears, going 7 1/3 innings while holding the Mudhens to one earned run and five hits. He struck out two.

Cannon Falls scored its runs in the third and fourth innings and notched ten hits in the game despite their recent offensive woes.

"Offensively, this is probably our best game in a while," Hedeen said. "It was good to get after (Olean) early. He's done nothing but shut us down the last couple of years."

Olean went seven innings, giving up two earned runs and seven hits.

Aaron Stein led the Bears offensively. He finished 3-for-4 and scored a run. Luke Winchell, Shane Hedeen and Logan Godfrey all had two hits for Cannon Falls.

Pat Pohl was the only Mudhens player with multiple hits, going 2-or-4 with an RBI.

Cannon Falls travels to Hibbing for a tournament starting Saturday. It plays either Hibbing or Bemidji in its first game. Miesville gets back into action Friday evening, as it host St. Louis Park for an 8 p.m. game.

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