Faribault Lakers Defeat Union Hill Sunday
The Faribault Lakers used six pitchers in a 8-1 win at Union Hill Sunday. The Lakers got significant production from their newest team members.
Jake Petricka started the game on the hill going the first two innings, allowing no hits or runs and striking out 5 of the 6 batters faced with no walks. The former major league reliever has struck out 10 of the 14 batters he has faced. He started the two games the Lakers have played. Going 2 innings in each contest.
Former Faribault Falcon Nate Rost hit a two run homer in the first inning, finished with two hits and 3 RBI for his new team. Jack Helgeson went deep for the Lakers. Faribault had 8 hits, Union Hill 4 hits in the lopsided win. The Bulldogs committed three errors while the Lakers had 1 miscue in the field.
Blake Langerud also had multiple hits in the game. Nick Rost, Dan Pierce, Matt Lane all had hits.
Faribault took a 2-0 lead on Rost's first inning bomb. They then scored 3 runs in the 5th inning, 2 runs in the sixth inning to take a 7-0 lead.
Union Hill scored their only run in the bottom of the 7th inning when Conrad Masberg hit a solo home run. Faribault then scored in the 9th.
Jack Helgeson got the win while going 3 innings with one hit allowed. Tyler Francis followed Petricka to an inning of scoreless relief before Helgeson took the hill.
Nate Rost, Joe Grote and Matt Lane took the 7th, 8th and 9th innings respectively. They combined for 1 walk, 17 strikeouts and 4 hits allowed.
Dan Meger took the loss on the hill going the first three innngs. He was followed by Ben Novak and Conrad Masberg. The Bulldogs pitchers combined for 5 walks, 5 strikeouts, 8 hits allowed, 8 runs, 7 earned.
Faribault 2-0 goes to St. Patrick next Sunday for a 2:00 p.m. game. Their first 7 games are on the road. The Lakers home opener is scheduled for June 2 against the Rochester Roadrunners.
The only other reported scores from Sunday were New Market 10 Webster 1, Prior Lake Mudcats 13 Veseli 2.
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