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UNK slugs their way out of a big hole in series opener

Easton Edmond (12) connects on his second home run in the second inning for UNK at Memorial Field on April 7, 2017 (NTV News)

Trailing Northeastern State 9-0 after 1.5 innings, UNK pounded eight runs on the board with four home runs to basically erase the deficit and eventually win, 22-16, Friday night at Memorial Field.

In the pivotal second inning, Easton Edmond (2 of 4, 4 runs, 2 HR) led off with a home run. Dallas Schramm (3 of 4, 6 RBI) hit a grand slam and Billy Hayes (1 of 4, 2 runs) made it back-to-back bombs. The inning also saw Edmond hit his second in the frame.

The Lopers scored seven in the seventh, capping off their offensive production with a season high of 22 runs.

UNK and the RiverHawks play again Saturday, 3:00 p.m. CT at Memorial Field in Kearney.

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