During the past week, the Hastings Hawks won three out of four games.

Last Wednesday, the Hawks lost to the Minneapolis Gators, 6-5.

On Friday night, the Hawks defeated the River Falls Fighting Fish 11-0.

On Saturday, the Hawks entertained the Miesville Mudhens and walked away with a 1-0 win. Finally, on Sunday, the Hampton Cardinals came to Veteran's Park and lost to the Hawks, 5-2.

In the Miesville game, Mark Moriarty took on Eric Olson in a classic pitching duel. Neither pitcher, however, figured in the decision. Chris Olean took over for Olson in the seventh inning and took the loss. Deryk Marks took over for Moriarty in the eighth and was the winning pitcher.

The Hawks scored their run in the bottom of the ninth. Colin Cuan led off with a triple, then Aaron Stoneberg lined the first pitch he saw into right field to score Nick Horsch from third, who was pinch running for Colin Cuan.

David Vogelgesang started pitching for the Hawks on Sunday against Hampton. He held the Cardinals' hitters in check, allowing just two hits over seven innings.  

The Cardinals did score once in the third on a hit batter, a walk, a sacrifice bunt,  another walk and a ground out. Marks pitched the ninth inning for the Hawks. He allowed one run on two hits.

The Hawks' bats were very active in the weekend series. The team collected 34 hits and 17 runs in the weekend games.

The Hawks now have a 4-2 record in Classic Cannon Valley League action.

The Hawks are playing in the Cannon Falls tournament this week. Their first game is at 8 p.m. Wednesday as they take on the Bears. The next home action is a week from Wednesday as the Randolph Rockets come to town for a 7:30 p.m. game.

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