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Fish still kings in the North

River Falls pitcher James Witt rears back to deliver a pitch to the plate in the Fighting Fish's 10-0 wiin over the New Richmond Millers in a St. Croix Valley Baseball League game Wednesday night, June 21, at First National Bank of River Falls Field. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 3
Fighting Fish shortstop Trey Larson holds onto the ball for a forceout at second after taking the flip from second baseman Adam Stuessel (4) in the first inning of the Fish's 10-0 win over the New Richmond Millers in a St. Croix Valley Baseball League game Wednesday night, June 21, at First National Bank of River Falls Field. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 3
River Falls' Brian Giebel (24) is congratulated by third base coach Matt Doornink after hitting a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning against the New Richmond Millers' Wednesday night, June 21, at First National Bank of River Falls Field. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 3

Brian Giebel opened the week with a home run.

That was a sign of what was to come as River Falls claimed a 10-0 victory in eight innings over New Richmond in St. Croix Valley Baseball League action Wednesday, June 21.

James Witt and Kyle Deux teamed up for the shutout. They only gave up six hits and struck out six New Richmond batters.

The Fighting Fish continued their hitting ways Friday, June 23, by defeating Ellsworth, 11-2. Giebel had two hits and Lucas Luedtke had four hits.

T.J. Wink, Matt Doornink, and Andrew Kemper only gave up five hits and combined to strike out 12 batters.

River Falls outhit the Hubbers, 15-5, and were further helped by four Ellsworth errors.

The Fighting Fish dropped a 7-5 loss to Plum City Saturday, June 24 as they had three errors.

Logan Carroll and Anthony Ebensperger each had two hits and two runs scored for the Blues.

The Fish scored two runs in the eighth inning and two runs in the ninth inning, but could not complete the comeback against Plum City pitcher Jake Dunbar, who threw 7⅔ innings and gave up six hits. Lance Johnson came in to earn the save.

Plum City took advantage of three River Falls errors.

Josh Eidem went 3-for-5 and Luedtke was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

River Falls finished the week defeating Hudson, 3-1.

Luedtke was 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Fighting Fish to victory over the River Rats on Sunday, June 25.

Jeremiah Bonde came in to relieve Luedtke on the mound and pitched five innings, struck out seven batters.

The Fish return to action when they visit the Osceola Braves at 7 p.m. Friday, June 30, before a weekend break for the SCVBL All-Star Game 7 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at First National Bank of River Falls Field. They will visit the Menomonie Eagles Monday, July 3 and host a July 4 non-league matinee against the Minneapolis River Rats at 1 p.m. Tuesday before a pair of non-league games Friday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. against the Rochester Royals and Saturday, July 8, at 7 p.m. against the Anoka Bucs.

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