The Cannon Falls Bears got another great combined pitching performance today in a 6-4 win over the Hastings Hawks at John Burch Park.  Jared Woodward threw the first six innings to notch the win and Keith Meyers hammered down the save in the Classic Cannon Valley League game.

Lead-off hitter Braxton Lindow was the only Bears player to have two hits finishing with a double and two RBI. Veteran Rich Burr added a hit and RBI, designated hitter Luke Winchell collected a RBI, also Zeke Williams.

Other Cannon Falls players with hits were Carlton Lindow, Hold Goodwin and Alex Tauer.

The Bears were outhit 11-6.  Hastings was charged with 3 errors, Cannon Falls 1.

Woodward fanned 4, walked 1 while allowing 9 hits.  Meyers allowed 1 earned run on 2 hits with one strikeout and no walks.

Rick Wagner took the loss while giving up 6 hits and 6 runs in 5 innings of work.  Will Lavin threw 3 no hit shutout innings for the Hawks.

It was the league opener for both teams.  Cannon Falls was supposed to play Dundas Wednesday, July 1 but the game was postponed due to health concerns.  One of the players the Bears faced in a game last week was being tested for COVID-19 and Meyers tweeted, "We feel it is prudent to err on the side of caution."

In another CCVL contest the Dundas Dukes defeated the Northfield Knights 8-5 at Sechler Park in Northfield.

Jon Bishop hit a 2 run bomb in the first inning.  Derek Albers tossed 5 innings of relief for the Dukes victory.

The Dukes head to Elko for a 2:00 p.m. game tomorrow while the Knights are at Mayo Field in Rochester to face the Royals in a 2:00 p.m. game.

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