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Lightning sweep weekend games

The Nisswa Lightning moved to 10-6 on the season with a 12-6 victory over Pierz on Sunday, July 11.

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A play to stop a stealing baserunner is broken up in the Nisswa Lightning's victory over Bemidji on Saturday, July 10. Dan Determan / Echo Journal

The Nisswa Lightning moved to 10-6 on the season with a 12-6 victory over Pierz on Sunday, July 11.

The Lightning used an 8-run top of the second inning to gain and maintain their sizable lead. Sam Peterson's grand slam had highlighted the inning for Nisswa. He went 2-for-6 in the game - also hitting a one-run double.

Sam Jensen picked up the win on the mound for the Lightning, striking out one in 3.1 innings pitched. Three others - Aaron Jenkins, Carter Dox and Kody Ruedisili - pitched for Nisswa and combined to strike out seven batters.

On Saturday, July 10, the Lightning picked up another victory, this time against the Bemidji Blue Ox by a score of 6-0.

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Pitcher Chris Peterson throws to home in the second inning of the Nisswa Lightning's victory over Bemidji on Saturday, July 10. Dan Determan / Echo Journal

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