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Farmington catcher Bobby Eckert receives a throw from centerfielder Spencer Merle and tags out a Northfield runner at the plate early on in last Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Raiders. The Tigers won three of five games last week.

Baseball: Pitchers settling in for Tigers

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Allowing 13 runs and committing four errors in a loss to Holy Angels two weeks ago must have left a bad taste in the mouth of the Farmington baseball team.


Since then, the Tigers have allowed just 11 runs and committed six errors over a span of five games. They won just three of those five contests, but the improved defense and more reliable starting pitching have been pleasant sights and provided reasons to be hopeful for the future for head coach Mike Winters.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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