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PREP BASEBALL: Green Wave defeats rival Sacred Heart 14-4

East Grand Forks Senior High and East Grand Forks Sacred Heart were neck and neck in Tuesday night’s game at Stauss Field.

Until the fourth inning.

The Green Wave scored eight runs in the inning en route to a 14-4 baseball win over their cross town-rival Sacred Heart.

“We came out a little slow,” said Senior High coach Garret Hjelle. “Once we started to dial in a little bit and became more focused at the plate, things started to click for us.”

Orchestrating that fourth inning barrage was senior third baseman Ethan Mushitz, who hit one of his two triples during the inning, driving in three runs.

Junior Cooper Jerome also provided his share of offense during the inning, driving in a pair of runs with a single to shallow left field.

Hjelle says getting the momentum back was the key to the Green Wave victory.

“It’s just one of those games of momentum,” said Hjelle. “Once the momentum shifted we got some stuff going and we were able to keep it rolling.”

Jerome, Mushitz and Cole Hammargren each had a pair of hits for the Green Wave in the contest. Senior High had 12 hits in the game.

As for Sacred Heart, it was the Eagles’ first outing of the season.

“I knew we were going to see where we were at tonight,” said Sacred Heart coach Paul Bethke. “We did a good job of getting some baserunners on right away and driving a few runs across. It was really that fourth inning where everything seemed to snowball.”

Sophomore Ryan Holte led the offense for Sacred Heart, going 2-for-3 with a run. 

 Weather permitting; the Eagles will continue their action-packed week by playing at Kittson County Central on Thursday and hosting Win-E-Mac on Friday at Stauss Field.

Senior High will move to 4-1 on the season and will travel to Roseau on Friday where they will take on the Rams in a doubleheader.