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Baseball: Agates fall to Hermantown

Two Harbors senior Easton Best stole home in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Agates couldn't put another run across the plate and fell 4-2 to Hermantown Monday in Two Harbors.

The Hawks scored all four of their runs in the top of the second inning, with Best allowing five of Hermantown's 10 hits in that inning. Best allowed eight hits in three innings and struck out three batters. Keller Conrow came on in relief and allowed just two hits over the final four innings.

Conrow was also 3-for-3 at the plate and Logan Loiselle had the lone RBI for Two Harbors, also in the bottom of the seventh.

On May 18 against Ashland, Best went 5-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI and allowed just three hits and struck out four in a 7-3 win.

Two Harbors took a 2-0 lead in the third inning, but Ashland scored three over the next two innings to take the lead. Two Harbors scored three in the fifth to retake the lead and two more in the seventh to seal the win.

Tim Luoma was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and Bret Olson was 2-for-4 with an RBI of his own.

Two Harbors (10-4) played Virginia Thursday, too late for the News-Chronicle's deadline, and will wrap up the regular season against Mesabi East at 4:30 p.m. today in Two Harbors. The Section 7A tournament will begin Tuesday.

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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