Faribault Lakers Back on Winning Track
The Faribault Lakers defeated the Prior Lake Mudcats 8-4 last night at Bell Field. Tyler Francis picked up the win, allowing 3 runs over 7 innings. He struck out 4, walked 3 and hit 2 batters. Porter Sartor threw the final two innings giving up a run on 2 hits, struck out 3, walked 2.
Francis threw 105 pitches, 70 for strikes. Sartor 42 pitches with 28 strikes.
Line totals were 8 runs 6 hits 0 errors for Faribault and 4 runs 9 hits 3 errors for Prior Lake.
Isaac Saad took the loss for the Mudcats throwing the first 6 innings, 7 runs allowed, 3 earned, 5 walks, 0 strikeouts, 1 hit batter. Saad threw 103 pitches, 55 strikes. Jackson Kesler pitched the final two innings allowing 1 hit, 1 run while striking out 3, walking 2. He threw 38 pitches, 22 strikes.
Both teams scored 2 runs in the first inning. The Lakers added 3 runs in the 5th and 2 runs in the 6th inning before Prior Lake added a run in 7th. Faribault gained a run in the 8th and the Mudcats scored a run in the 9th.
At the plate Blake Langerud had 2 hits including a double and walked twice while scoring 2 runs. Joey Grote added 3 hits, 2 RBI and scored twice. Porter Sartor walked twice with 2 RBI, Mitch Johnson scored twice and had a hit. Mike Carpentier collected an RBI.
The Lakers travel to Webster Sunday for a 2:00 p.m. game.
Prior Lake had 3 doubles in the game. Corbin Cross hitting third in the lineup had one and finished with 2 hits, 2 RBI. Cole Bjorge collected 3 hits including a double.
The Mudcats host St. Benedict 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
In other area amateur baseball action the Dundas Dukes defeated the Rochester Royals 5-3. Both teams had 8 hits and 2 errors.
The Dukes scored two runs in the first inning and never looked back adding 2 more in the 4th and another in the 8th inning. Rochester achieved a run in the 3rd and 2 more in the 7th.
Gabe Pilla was the winning pitcher. Alec Holcomb earned a save.
At the plate the Dukes were led by Nate Van Roekel with 2 hits, 2 RBI. Kenyon-Wanamingo graduate Drew Sathrum also collected 2 hits and an RBI for Dundas.
Dundas is at New Market Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The Royals host the Minneapolis Cobras 3:00 p.m. today.
The Minnesota Baseball Association scoreboard says these games are scheduled today:
2:00 p.m. Wanamingo is home team at Owatonna Aces, Hampton at New Market, Webster at St. Patrick, Morristown at Lake Crystal, Janesville at Eagle Lake.
1:00 p.m. Waterville at Wells
4:00 p.m. Veseli at St. Benedict
5:00 p.m. Cleveland at St. Clair
7:00 p.m. Austin at Waseca
Sunday schedule includes
Noon Morristown at Waterville
2:00 p.m. Lonsdale at New Prague, Miesville at Hampton, Union Hill at Shakopee, Cannon Falls at Hastings, Rochester Royals at Elko, Winona at Owatonna,Wells at Janesville, Eagle Lake at Lake Crystal, Pine Island at Stewartville-Racine, Rochester Roadrunners at Dodge County, Hudson at Red Wing
3:00 p.m. St, Clair at Blue Earth
5:00 p.m. LeSueur at Henderson
6:00 p.m. Wanamingo is home team at Austin