Hi-Liner pitching held Grand Forks Red River to three scoreless innings in Thursday’s road opener, but fell 10-0 in six innings before yielding the late game 15-0 in six after 12 fourth-inning runs.
Red River jumped ahead 2-0 in the fourth inning and scored eight more runs in the sixth.
Roughrider senior Samuel Bye brought in three runs on two of seven Roughrider hits in the first contest, and senior Erik Hanson put up a complete seven-strikeout game.
Valley City sophomore Jordan Magnuson worked five innings for three strikeouts against five team errors.
Red River scored two runs in the second inning of the follow-up, another in the third and 12 more in the fourth on seven hits and a Hi-Liner error. Valley City came up with three hits.
Roughrider junior Jayce Turner brought three runs home on three hits, and senior Tanner Mundahl’s hit drove in three more.
Senior Christian Bauduin pitched three innings for three strikeouts.
Hi-Liner freshman Garret Suhr worked three frames and fanned three batters.
Valley City (0-16 Eastern Dakota Conference, 1-19 overall) hosts Hillsboro for a single contest on Friday at 5 p.m.