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Indians outlast Tigers for 3-2 conference opener

BISMARCK — The Bismarck Indians played their third game of the new season on Thursday, and for all three times they were involved in a low-scoring one-run game. This time it was a 2-1 win over the Arcadia Valley Tigers that went into extra innings.

Jake Swain pitched seven and two-third innings, but did not get the win as he was lifted for Tyler Pearl to get the last strike-out, which made Pearl the pitcher of record when Bismarck scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth. Swain struck out seven batters and did not give up an Arcadia Valley hit until the fifth inning.

Arcadia Valley had four hits in the game with Levi Earnest driving in Austin Earnest for the Tigers only run.  Austin Ernest had also singled. Brandon Keesee and Ryan Benson had the Tigers other two singles. Levi Earnest took the loss and he also struck out seven batters.

The Indians had seven hits in the game with Pearl claiming three of the seven. Jake Swain, Ryan Johnson and Wyatt Boyer had one hit apiece, and Jeremia Owen had a single with a dribbler down the right-field line to drive in the winning run in the eighth.

Bismarck (2-1) will travel to Valle on Tuesday for another conference game, and Arcadia Valley (1-1) will host Central on Monday.

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