Faribault Baseball Season Ends in Red Wing
The Faribault Falcons lost another heartbreaker 3-0 today in Byron. The loss ended their season in the MSHSL Section 1AAA Tournament.
In two games the Falcons scored 1 run. Losing to top seed Byron 2-1 Saturday in addition to Tuesday's loss. The Falcons were the #8 seed in the 8 team Section. Red Wing the #5 seed.
Senior John Palmer went the distance on the mound allowing 6 hits in his 6 innings of work with 9 strikeouts, 2 walks and 1 earned run. He threw 99 pitches. 59 strikes.
Faribault managed 5 hits in the game. They had 6 strikeouts, 1 walk. The Falcons had 2 errors, Red Win no errors in the elimination game.
Ayden Qualey was the only Faribault player with more than 1 hit. He tallied 3 hits. Red Wing stole 5 bases in the game, Faribault 2.
In other area playoff baseball contests, Section 1AAA
- Winner's bracket Albert Lea 5 Jordan 3
- Winner's bracket Byron 6 Austin 2
- Elimination bracket Winona 10 Kasson-Mantorville 1 (K-M eliminated)
- Winner's bracket Rochester Mayo 7 Rochester Century 4
- Winner's bracket Farmington 5 New Prague 2
- Elimination Bracket John Marshall 9 Owatonna 1 (Huskies eliminated)
- Elimination Bracket Lakeville South 10 Northfield 0 (Raiders eliminated)
Betlehem Academy played a great game but fell to #2 seed Goodhue in Fastpitch action Tuesday 3-0. The Cardinals are slated to play West Lutheran again Thursday time and site to be determined. Randolph got by Mayer Lutheran 2-0 so they play Goodhue in the winner's bracket Thursday.
The Faribault Falcons Fastpitch team lost their opening round game 9-0 at Kasson-Mantorville Tuesday. The Falcons will play Albert Lea 4:00 p.m. Thursday at Todd Park in Austin. The winner plays again 6:00 p.m. in the double elimination tournament.
Winona was victorious over Austin 7-0, Jordan beat Red Wing 7-3. Those winners play Thursday while the teams that did not win play.
Byron defeated Albert Lea 9-0 so the Bears face rival Kasson-Mantorville in winner's bracket action Thursday at Todd Park in Austin.
In Section 1AA Fastpitch games:
- Pine Island 10 Rochester Lourdes 0
- Triton 2 Grand Meadow/Leroy-Ostrander/Kingsland 0
- Chatfield 2 Lewiston-Altura 1
- Cotter 8 Lake City 0
- Plainview-Elgin-Millville 11 Lacrescent 1
- St. Charles 12 Caledonia/Spring Grove 2
- Stewartville 4 Dover-Eyota 1
Next round Triton at Zumbrota-Mazeppa Thursday 5:00 p.m.
Stewartville at Pine Island 5:00 p.m. Thursday
Chatfield at St. Charles Thursday 5:00 p.m.
Plainview-Elgin-Millville at Winona Cotter 5:00 p.m.
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