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Erickson, Eischens power Panthers in victory over Rebels

Levi Erickson went 4 for 4, scored three runs and drove in a pair and Jordan Eischens hit a two-run home run to offset a pair of homers by Isaiah Greene as the Park Rapids baseball team defeated Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 10-6 Thursday at Dilworth.

A double by Erickson, an RBI single by Drew Bade and Eischens' first homer of the season gave the Panthers a 3-1 lead in the second inning.

Sam Coborn reached on an error and scored on Erickson's RBI double as the Panthers led 4-1 in the third.

After the Rebels took a 6-4 lead by scoring four times in the fourth, Coborn singled and Chris Goplerud was hit by a pitch to open the fifth. An RBI single by Erickson and sacrifice flies by Cory Odland and Bade gave Park Rapids a 7-6 lead.

The Panthers sealed the win by scoring once in the sixth when Zach Eystad singled and scored on an error and twice in the seventh on a single by Erickson, a walk to Odland and a two-run single by Bade.

Bade went 2 for 4 with four RBI as the Panthers finished with nine hits. David Dirks picked up the win, allowing seven hits and only two earned runs before Kyle Goplerud finished up for the save. Those two combined for 12 strikeouts.

The win lifted Park Rapids to 10-7 while D-G-F fell to 9-7.