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Photo by Brian Hansel Verndale catcher Clay Cottrell, left, and head coach Matt Parker visit pitcher Cody Yungbauer on the mound in the season opener with Pine River-Backus at Anderson Park April 8.

Verndale, Sebeka split twinbill

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The Verndale Pirates shook off a dominating performance by Sebeka's Alex Brockpahler in Game 1 Tuesday to claim the nightcap 6-3 for their first victory of the 2010 season.

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Brockpahler surrendered only three hits as Sebeka claimed the opener 7-0. The Sebeka lefty walked thee while striking out 10.

The Pirates helped the Trojans by committing five errors.

Clay Cottrell took the mound for Verndale in Game 2 and notched the victory as the Pirates triumphed 6-4.

Dallas Ehrmantraut collected a pair of hits for Verndale while Cottrell reached twice on a base hit and a walk. The Trojans were guilty of four errors after committing only one miscue in the first game.

Cody Pulju singled, doubled and scored a run for Sebeka. Paul Funk went 2-for-4.

(Game 1)

Verndale 000 000 0 - 0 3 5

Sebeka 303 001 x - 7 5 1

Cody Yungbauer, Dallas Ehrmantraut (4) and Clay Cottrell; Alex Brockpahler and Josh Kinnunen

WP- Brockpahler; LP- Yungbauer

(Game 2)

Verndale 140 100 0 - 6 4 3

Sebeka 000 121 x - 4 9 4

Cottrell and Nate Bart; Taylor Pederson, Cody Pulju (5) and Reid Redetzke

WP- Cottrell; LP- Pederson

Pine River-Backus 11,

Verndale 1

Levi Allen drove in three runs and collected three hits and the Tigers erupted for 11 runs in the first three frames to ruin Verndale's home opener at Anderson Park.

Nathan Holm and Russell Burgoyne both came up with two hits in the victory.

Mike Hejhal scored Verndale's only run and joined Nate Bart and Dustin Motschenbacher in collecting hits.

Pine River-Backus 533 00 -- 11 16 3

Verndale 000 10 -- 1 3 3

WP - Davidson; LP - Motschenbacher

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