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Fighting Fish get first win, play at Plum City this weekend

Fighting Fish shortstop Adam Stuessel, right, is greeted at home plate by teammate Tyler Hunter after scoring on a single by Ryan Gilbertson during a 10-run third inning in the Fish's 13-7 win over the Isanti (Minn.) Redbirds Sunday at the high school field. Bob Burrows photo.

After dropping a pair of one run games to open the season, the River Falls Fighting Fish amateur baseball team picked up its first victory of the season, 13-7, over the Isanti Redbirds Sunday afternoon at the high school field.

The defending Wisconsin state champion Fish used a 10-run third inning and five different pitchers to defeat the Minnesota Class C state champion Redbirds on Mother's Day.

The Fish, now 1-2 on the season, will open St. Croix Valley Baseball League play this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Plum City Legion Park against the Plum City Blues. They return home Sunday to host the Chaseburg-Coon Valley Blues of the Mississippi Valley league in a rematch of last year's 11-inning state tournament quarterfinal game at 1 p.m. at the high school field. Free Fighting Fish t-shirts will be given out at the game courtesy of Imaging World.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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