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Red Devils sweep Serena

The Hall Red Devils had the best of both worlds in Saturday’s doubleheader sweep over Serena in nonconference baseball action at Kirby Park, hitting and pitching.

The Red Devils smacked 13 hits to break open a 10-1 win in the first game. Taggert Venegas and Trevor Urbanski (2 RBIs) led the Hall hit parade with three hits each. Zach Urbanski added two hits and two RBI.

Pete Mautino allowed just on earned run and six hits while striking out six over six innings.

“Pete was very efficient and it was a good thing because it took us until about halfway through to get going offensively.  We left guys on base early and as the game went on we were able to get them across,” Hall coach Tom Keegan said.

In the second game, Hall relied on the pitching of senior right-hander Austin Schmidt and Venegas in a 4-2 Hall winner. Schmitt went five innings for the win, scattering five hits while fanning five. Venegas pitched two innings for the save in a game Keegan said “offensively we didn’t show up.”

A.J. Gaeta went 2-3 with an RBI in game 2 and Miguel Villareal and Blake Moreno each drove in runs.

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