Falcons Softball Plays Top Ranked Mankato West Tough
When the rains hit April 21 in Mankato, the Faribault Falcons trailed the Class 3A No.1-rated Mankato West Scarlets 4-1.
The softball game was resumed and finished Monday evening and Faribault played the Scarlets tough, blanking them the rest of the way. Mankato West won however 4-2.
The game was resumed in the top of the third. Faribault led the game after the top of the first 1-0.
Falcon centerfielder Alison Shack walked to start the game and scored on an RBI single by Bre Bresnahan.
After two outs in the bottom of the first, the Scarlets got back to back-to-back singles resulting in a run.
Faribault had a error, which would have been the third out, and then a two-RBI single was ripped with a runner thrown out at third base to end the inning and Mankato West led 3-0.
The Scarlets added their only other run again with two outs in the second inning with a single and a double.
The top-rated Scarlets did not score Monday over their last four innings of at bats.
The Falcons proved they can play with anybody and, with a very young team, the future definitely looks bright for Faribault.
The Faribault Bethlehem Academy Cardinals defeated Medford 6-2 at North Alexander Park on Monday evening.
In other area softball contests:
- Zumbrota-Mazeppa 4, Pine Island 1
- Kenyon-Wanamingo 4, Goodhue 3
- Hayfield 17, Triton 2 (5 innings)
- Rochester Lourdes 7, Rockford 3
- Blooming Prairie 13, Alden-Conger 1
- Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 9, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 7
- Randolph 8, Mabel-Canton 4
- Lyle/Pacelli 9, Cleveland 8
- Lakeville North 16, Lakeville South 4
- Eastview 6, Farmington 1
- Burnsville 4, Shakopee 2
- Eagan 8, Apple Valley 7
- NRHEG 13, USC 0
- Jordan 4, Mankato Loyola 1
- Waseca 8, Blue Earth Area 6
- Mountain Lake Area 8, St. Clair 3
The Cardinal girls and boys golfers participated in the Triton Invitational meet in Dodge Center.
Nine teams participated; Kasson-Mantorville won the girls meet with a team score of 420.
Triton's Shelby Maloney shot a 92 for medalist honors.
Triton won the boys competition with seven teams competing and a 316 score.
Bethlehem Academy finished fourth with Krystjan Petersen leading the way with an 89.
The Cobras Jaden Thiemann had a one over par 73 for medalist honors and two other Triton golfers broke 80 at the Dodge Country Club. Austin Gillund shot a 76 and Ethan Otterbein had a 77.