The St. Cloud River Bats beat Mankato 7-3 Thursday night at Joe Faber Field to get their 2nd straight win.  Bryan Haar went 2-3 with a homerun and 3 RBIs, and Andy Henkemeyer went 3-5 with a run scored and 1 RBI for the Bats.  Mike Iannazzo threw 5 innings with 6 hits and 2 earned runs allowed to get the win and Tadd Johansen threw the last 4 innings with 1 earned run allowed to earn the save.

The Bats are 18-18 in the 2nd half of the season and will host Mankato again tonight at 7:05, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 6:35.  It's Guns and Hoses Night, a salute to firefighters and police officers in Central Minnesota.  Police officers will play firefighters in a softball game at Faber Field tonight.  Gates open at 4pm.