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Blue Sox pound out 15 hits in win over Minnesota Lake

The Blue Sox finally got their bats going at full speed in a 15-4 win seven inning over Minnesota Lake in an amateur baseball game at Marcusen Park Wednesday.

Austin (3-1 overall) sent 11 hitters to the plate in a sixth inning rally that saw them score seven times. Austin High School senior Adam McMasters knocked in two runs with a single to left and to make it 10-4 and Aaron Port knocked in two more runs with a two-out single up the middle.

The Blue Sox did more than hit singles as they also had some big knocks. Duell Higbe belted a two-run triple to left field in the fourth and Craig Selk smashed a two-run homer to right field in the fifth.

“I’m getting old, so I’ve got to shake some rust off the bones,” said Selk, who had three RBIs in the win. “It’s starting to feel better and I’m getting my balance back.”

Selk, who is from Hayfied, is in his first year with the Blue Sox and he’s fitting in just fine so far.

“I’m glad to be back around a bunch of guys that flat out love to play the game. I’m fitting in pretty well.” he said. “Back when I was playing with the Greyhounds, some of these guys were running around in diapers.”

The Blue Sox split the pitching duties amongst Weston Hansen, Nels Nelson and Casey Toops. Nelson picked up the win by striking out four and allowing zero runs in three innings of work.

Minnesota Lake 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 — 4 5 1

Blue Sox 2 2 0 2 2 7 X — 15 15 2

Blue Sox pitching: Weston Hansen, 3 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 K, HBP; Nels Nelson (W), 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 R, 4 K; Casey Toops, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 R, 2 K

Blue Sox hitting: Toops, 1-for-2, double, RBI, 3 R, SB, 3 HBP; Joe Kroc, 2-for-4, double, 2 RBIs, 2 R, BB; Craig Selk, 3-for-4, HR, 3 RBIs, 3 R, BB; Duell Higbe, 3-for-5, double, 2 RBIs; Aaron Port, 2-for-5, 2 RBIs, R, SB; Marty Dick, 0-for-4, R, BB; Nelson, 0-for-3, R; Jamie Pratt, 1-for-3; Brandon Rector, 0-for-2, BB; Nate Wilson, 1-for-1, R; Adam McMasters, 1-for-1, 2 RBIs; Joe Huffman, 1-for-1, R