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Baseball: Two Harbors wins 3 straight

Two Harbors won three straight games this week against Proctor, Barnum and Cook County after losing to Esko May 4.

Against Proctor on May 5, the Agates fell behind 6-2 before timely RBI hits from Brett Olson and Tim Luoma helped Two Harbors outscore the Rails 7-2 over the final three innings. Olson finished the game 3-for-3 with six RBIs and Easton Best was also 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Cody Brandt allowed four hits and two runs over 3.2 innings in relief of Best.

The Agate offense came through again on Monday against Barnum, scoring 12 runs over the final four innings against the Bombers and taking a 12-8 victory. Olson's bat was key for Two Harbors, going 4-for-5 with three RBIs. Eric Carlson was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI. On the mound, senior Keller Conrow went five innings, allowing five hits and five runs while striking out seven batters.

On Tuesday against Cook County, Best's pitching powered the Agates in a 4-1 win over the Vikings. Best allowed just one run on five hits and struck out six batters over 6.2 innings. Olson was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Two Harbors.

On May 4 against Esko, the Agates jumped out to a 4-2 lead, but allowed nine runs over the final three innings in a 11-4 loss to the Eskomos. Conrow allow eight runs over six innings and struck out two. Eric Carlson had two RBIs for Two Harbors, while Olson and Garrett Jordahl each had one.

Two Harbors (7-3) played Carlton Thursday, too late for the News-Chronicle's deadline, and will play Cook County at 4:15 p.m. today in Two Harbors.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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