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Pioneers beat Devils at Mercer


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MERCER, Wis. — The first two batters went out in the bottom of the first inning. Jenny Klopatek still drove in a run, herself, diving in just ahead of the throw for an inside-the-park home run.

It was an exciting first run for Butternut-Mercer’s first game in Mercer since the co-op formed in the 2017 season.

It set the tone for a 12-5 Pioneers’ win over Ironwood in a non-conference game Tuesday night.

And it was pretty fitting how the first inning went. The two batters who went out were from Butternut; it was one of their many Mercer players, Klopatek, w...