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Baseball: Agates fall to Eveleth-Gilbert in playoff opener

Two Harbors finished the season winning eight of its final 10 games, but an error filled performance against Eveleth-Gilbert in the opening round of the Section 7AA tournament brought the Agates' season to an early end.

The Agates took an early one run lead when Keller Conrow scored on a wild pitch in the second inning, but the Agates wouldn't score again until the sixth inning and by then Two Harbors was down 8-1. Two Harbors scored twice more, but couldn't close the deficit in the 8-3 loss to the Golden Bears.

Two Harbors committed four errors in the game Tuesday that proved costly to their chances to advance in the section tournament. Senior Easton Best allowed six runs on nine hits hits and struck out six batters in his final game for the Agates. Conrow scored two runs, had two hits and an RBI in for Two Harbors.

Tim Luoma had four RBIs on three hits in Two Harbors' 12-2, five inning win over Mesabi East May 26 in Two Harbors. Conrow allowed four hits over five innings and struck out six batters in the win for the Agates.

Luoma's timely hitting showed up again in a 7-5 win over Virginia May 25 in Two Harbors. With the Agates down 5-4 with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Luoma hit a three run, walk off double to win the game. Luoma finished the game with four hits and two RBIs in the comeback win for Two Harbors. Best allowed six hits and one run while striking out two for the Agates.

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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