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Searles falls to Southwest Outlaws

July 31, 2012
The Journal

SEARLES - After a blowout 10-0 loss to former New Ulmite Brad Keanon and the Shakopee Chiefs Friday evening in Shakopee, the Searles Bullheads had hoped to turn the tides Sunday afternoon as they hosted the Southwest Outlaws.

Myron Seidl took a one-hit shutout into the seventh inning with his Bullheads clinging to a 1-0 lead. After allowing a lead off single, catcher Al Felber threw out the runner trying to steal second. Seidl struck out the next hitter for the second, and it appeared Searles had a victory in hand.

After a walk, the following hitter blasted a ground-rule double into the ivy at the left center fence. The very next hitter drove in the tying and winning runs by back-handing a perfectly thrown Seidl curveball over the third baseman. The Bullheads threatened, but couldn't score in their half of the seventh.

Bruce Jacobs and Kurt Thorson had the only hits for Searles in the contest. Outlaws pitcher Miller fanned 12 and walked nine to earn the complete-game win.

The 7-5 Bullheads host St. Louis Park at 8 p.m. Friday, then travel to Belle Plaine for a 2 p.m. game Saturday against the Prior Lake Pacers.



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