Faribault Softball Wins Two Tuesday
The Faribault Falcons fastpitch softball team is riding a wave of confidence with five straight wins.
Tuesday they traveled to Rochester John Marshall and rolled to a 13-1 five inning win before resuming a game in Stewartville and winning 4-2.
The Rochester game was broadcast on KDHL.
Faribault clubbed 13 hits off two different pitchers and made some outstanding defensive plays to spoil the Rockets senior salute day.
The Falcons have no seniors on their team.
Aly Cook, 8th grade, went the distance in the pitcher's circle, throwing a 4-hitter with 8 strikeouts, 4 walks, while throwing 87 pitches, 50 strikes.
John Marshall scored a run in the first inning when Kate Novak, junior, hit a one out single, stole second during a strikeout for the second out. There was a walk in front of a Keyanna Lofton, senior, RBI single.
In the top of the second inning Faribault scored 6 runs when 10 batters went to the plate, 4 had hits, 3 were walked and there was an error.
Amira Williams, 8th grade, walked to open the onslaught. Olivia Smith, junior, hammered a single, Williams coasted into third base,
Smith was caught trying to steal second base. Emma Minnick cracked a 3-0 count RBI single. Jamie Adamek, sophomore, walked. Brooke Racine, junior, hammered a RBI single.
#9 batter Aly Cook got a four pitch walk. Reagan Dregenberg, junior, smacked a 2-run single. Dregenberg stole second base.
Cook scored on an Amanda Cullen, freshman, ground out to short. Riley Sietsema hammered the ball to shortstop resulting in an error that scored Dregenberg.
It was 6-1 Faribault. Cook did her job byv retiring the Rockets in order in the bottom of the second inning.
Top of the third inning sratred with a Smith single. Minnick was hit by a pitch. Adamek hit a ground ball to third base resulting in a force out at third. Racine crushed a ball caught by the first baseman who tagged out Adamek for a double play.
After John Marshall got a walk and single to start the bottom of the third inning Cook recorded her 4th strikeout.
Lofton hit a ball about as hard as you can that was snared by Williams at first base. Then Williams made an outstanding catch in front of the Faribault first base dugout stranding runners at second and third base.
The Falcons had 10v more batters go the plate in the fourth inning with five runs scored.
Cook started the inning wiith a single. Dregenberg tatooed a line drive caught by thethird baseman, Cullen grounded out advancing Cook to second base.
Cook gained third on a wild pitch during a Sietsema at bat that ended in a walk.
Williams stroked a RBI single when the ball hit off the pitcher, scoring Cook. Williams advanced to second on a wild pitch. Sietsema is at third base.
Smith hammered a two-run single. Minnick crushed a RBI double. Adamek hit a ground ball to short resulting in an error when the first baseman dropped the ball. Minnick scored.
Racine doubled on a fly ball that bounced to the fence. Adamek went to third base.
A pop out to the catcher ended the 5-run 5-hit inning in my scorebook making ther score 11-1 setting up a win by the 10 run rule after five innings if Faribault can hold down JM.
The Falcons added two insurance runs in the top of the fifth inning when Dregenberg opened by crushing a double against the fence. During a Cullen walk Dregenberg adfvanced to third on a wild pitch.
Sietsema hit an RBI single. Williams hit a ground ball scoring Cullen. Sietsema was forced out at second base. Williams gains first on the fielder's choice.
Smith cracked a single placing runners at the corners before a strike out looking and liner to center off the bat of Adamek that was caught.
Faribault 13, John Marshall 1 going into the bottom of the fifth inning.
Following a strikeout to begin the bottom of the seventh, Cook gave up back-to-back walks.
Head Coach Shane Gunerson went to the pitcher's circle to get Cook locked back in to the strike zone. Whatever he said worked because Cook struck out the next batter and the game ended on an outstanding diving catch by Sietsema in right field.
The Rockets fell to 1-10 in the Big Nine and 2-13 overall.
Faribault jumped on a school bus and headed to Stewartville to finish a game called by rain last week with the score 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning with one out left.
Sietsema resumed in the pitcher's circle with runners at second and third base. The batter grounded out to end the inning.
In the top of the 6th inning Sietsema opened with a pop out. Williams stroked a 0-1 count singe to left, then went to second on a passed ball.
Smith crushed a home run over the fence in center field to end her day Tuesday with 5 hits in 5 at bats, 4 RBI.
Stewartville got a two out home run to center in the bottom of the 7th. It was followed by a Falcons error placing the tying run at the plate. A ground out ended the game.
The Falcons extended their winning streak to five games. Their record is 8-11, 3-8 in the Big Nine.
Faribault hosts state ranked Winona Thursday to end their regular season.
Other softball scores from Tuesday:
- LeSueur-Henderson 7 Pipestone Area 4
- L-H 6 Pipestone Area 5
- Belle Plaine 6 Lester Prairie 1
- Belle Plaine 10 Lester Prairie 0
- Tri-City United 9 Mayer Lutheran 1
- Tri-City United 14 Mayer Lutheran 2
- Lakeville South 7 Lakeville North 6
- Eastview 16 Burnsville 3
- Lake City 19 Triton 13
- United South Central 2 NRHEG 1
- Southland 6 Houston 4
- Southland 6 Houston 1
- Blooming Prairie 9 Medford 0
- Mound Westonka 9 Jordan 5
- LCWM 10 Maple River 2
- St. Charles 23 Wabasha-Kellogg 0
- W-E-M 18 Waseca 3
- Edina 11 Apple Valley 1
- Cotter 11 Caledonia 1
- LaCrescent 14 Fillmore Central/Lanesboro 3
- Northfield 7 Red Wing 0
- P-E-M 10 Dover-Eyota 6
- Rochester Century 14 Austin 0
- Chatfield 12 Rochester Lourdes 3
- Lewiston-Altura 12 Rushford-Peterson 0
- Mankato East v21 Rochester Mayo 8
- Shakopee 7 Chaska 3
- Rosemount 11 Eden Prairie 1