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Hubbers lose close game to River Falls

RIVER FALLS - The Ellsworth Hubbers traveled to face the River Falls Fighting Fish Sunday and fell 8-7 in 12 innings in River Falls.

Matt Walker pitched the first 11 innings for the Fighting Fish, allowing six runs on 11 hits and five walks while striking out four. Jack Herum picked up the victory, giving up one run on two hits and two walks in one inning of work.

The Hubbers were led by No. 9-hitter Nate Hove, who went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored. Storm Gram and Lance Hove each finished 2-for-6 at the plate. Scott DeWyre knocked in two and was 1-for-6.

Andy King went 1-for-5 with a double and three RBI while Brian Giebel was 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored to lead River Falls.

Both teams left 15 runners on base. River Falls is 4-1 and leads the Eau Galle Division in the St. Croix Valley League while Ellsworth is 3-1 in league play.