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Dutchmen open season with loss to Warren

April 1, 2014

Photo by Becky Polaski SMA's Alexx Tyger, 13, safely steals second base in the bottom of the first inning of Tuesday's contest against Warren, beating the throw to second baseman Tanner Teconchuk, 3. Tyger would go on to score the first run of the game for the Dutchmen.

Warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine on Tuesday afternoon was no April Fool's Day joke. The weather was finally nice enough for baseball, and the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen opened their 2014 season as they faced the Warren Dragons at Berwind Park, which hosted its first baseball game in May 1914 and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this season. Though the Dragons recorded a 15-2 victory in five innings, the Dutchmen were happy to at least be outside and playing baseball. Their previous three scheduled games had all been cancelled due to lingering winter weather.

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