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By Kerry Rodd
Pine Knot News Sports 

Lumberjacks rally to defeat Eskomos


May 24, 2019

Cloquet sophomore Cade Anderson pitches in Tuesday's home game against Esko. Anderson pitched six innings and to take the win for the Lumberjacks. It was a close game throughout but Cloquet won 7-5 in the end. Pitching is more important than ever for the Lumberjacks as they head into playoffs, because star senior pitcher Jon Baker injured his elbow and is likely out for the season. Photos by Jack Slater / Pine Knot Sports

A late rally by Cloquet helped propel the Lumberjack baseball team to a 7-5 win over next-door neighbor Esko at Ed Mettner field in Cloquet Tuesday evening. The 'Jacks trailed 4-2 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, but plated five runs to take a 7-4 lead and then hung on in the seventh inning for the win.

"That was nice to see because we have been struggling to score runs at times," said Cloquet coach Rick Norrgard. "We have left a lot of runners on base. It does seem that when we score runs, we score them in bunches, but we don't do that often enough."

That feast-or-famine situation...

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