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Stetson Stafford took the ball to start on the mound for Avery in its 2013 home opener against
Freedom. Photo by Jamie Shell

Originally published: 2013-04-10 12:29:57
Last modified: 2013-04-10 12:29:56

Late rally costs Vikings baseball a win in its home opener

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Early in its game against Freedom on Wednesday, April 3, it appeared the Vikings had found the formula for victory, as it snatched a 4-1 lead after two innings against its foothills rival. The Patriots refused to lay down, however, plating a run in the third inning, two more to tie the game in the fifth frame and a pair of runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to pull out an 8-4 victory in the Vikings' 2013 home opener.

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