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The Royals and Raptors square off again at 4 p.m. Friday at Woodbury High School. Bulletin file photo

Game of the Week: Woodbury vs. East Ridge baseball

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Two rivals battling for position in the Suburban East Conference will square off Friday at Royals Stadium.

The matchup pits Woodbury against District 833 rival East Ridge - two teams that have struggled this season to find consistency in the win column.

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What's at stake

In a word, momentum.

East Ridge comes off a two-game win streak, having beaten Roseville and Park this week at home. Prior to that, the Raptors had lost five of six games.

Woodbury, who averaged nine runs a game in three games last week, has now lost two games in a row this week - one at home to Mounds View, the other in a 2-0 road game at White Bear Lake.

Last meeting

Friday's game will be the first match-up of the year for the Royals and Raptors.

The last time the two teams faced each other was in the 2011 Section 4AAA quarterfinals, where East Ridge dispatched the Royals, ending their season.

Records

Woodbury: 5-5 overall, 3-5 SEC; East Ridge: 4-5 overall, 4-4 SEC.

Look for full coverage from the game on Saturday at www.woodburybulletin.com.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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