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Tigers fall to ThunderHawks in 12-11 game

A slugfest in Morris went Montevideo's way as the Thunder Hawks trimmed the Tigers' conference lead to one game with a 12-11 victory Thursday.

Colton Vien in the first and Joe Bednar in the fifth launched three-run homers for Montevideo and a Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta ( throwing error in the seventh proved to be the winning margin. Tyler Kuno paced the attack by going 3-for-3 and scoring three runs.

Eric Riley slugged a three-run homer in the sixth to pull the Tigers within two. A two-run homer in the seventh from Tyler Hansen capped the scoring for the Tigers. Hansen and Cole Riley both had three hits.

Tyler Hansen was 3-for-5, 2b, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Alex Erickson was 2-for-4, rbi; Eric Riley was 2-for-4, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Cole Riley was 3-for-4, 3b; Taylor Hufford was 1-for-1, rbi; Matt Lembcke was 1-for-2; Brady Valnes was 1-for-2; and Evan Schultz was 1-for-2.