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Mavericks end nine-game losing streak

Sunday, June 20, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:34 a.m. CDT, Thursday, July 3, 2008

Mid-Missouri beat the River City Rascals 9-7 on Saturday in O’Fallon to end a nine-game losing streak.

Blake Blase’s two-run home run in the top of the ninth was the winner. It was his 10th of the season.

The Rascals’ Mike Madrid scored on a James Moreno single in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 7.

Chad Sterbens’ RBI single gave the Mavericks (4-25) a 3-2 lead in the second, and Brett Metheny made it 4-2 with a solo home run in the fourth.

The Rascals (14-13) moved ahead 6-5 in the sixth, but Mid-Missouri came back with RBIs from Metheny and Tom Cashman. The loss ended the Rascals’ four-game winning streak.

On Friday, the Mavericks lost to the Rascals 9-4.

Blase hit two-run home runs in the third and fifth innings for Mid-Missouri.

Catcher Zack Riera hit a three-run home run in the Rascals’ five-run second inning.


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