New Market Defeats Faribault Lakers
The New Market Muskies jumped on the Faribault Lakers last night 7-2 like a Muskie jumping out of French Lake in Faribault. Faribault City Councilman Royal Ross filled in the public addresser position and did a fantastic job.
It was 5-0 after a 6 hit first inning. Nine batters came to the plate to face left handed pitcher Egan Bonde. He threw just 25 pitches in the inning and was ahead in the count against most of the batters with 8 of 9 first pitch strikes.
Bonde would allow just one more run the rest of the way while throwing for 7 1/3 innings.
New Market's Alex Berreth of Farmington jumped on the first pitch for a sharp single to set the tone for the inning. Mason Trocke of Burnsville laced an 0-2 count RBI double.
Brett Herber of Lakeville got the first of his three hits on the night. Carter Hanson of Bloomington smacked a 0-2 count pitch for a RBI double. Tyler Wombacher of Lakeville hit the 8th pitch of his at bat for a 2 RBI single.
Scott Lyden of Burnsville ended the first inning hit parade with a single. Former Cannon Falls Bears player Taylor Pagel got a sacrifice fly RBI.
A base running blunder in the bottom of the first inning would cost the Lakers a chance to answer but they did plate two runs in the bottom of the second inning.
With one out Nick Rost singled. Dylan Valentyn was walked. There was a wild pitch advancing the runners and a wile pitch scored a run. With two outs number nine hitter Adam Kline hit a RBI single.
In the top of the third inning Muskies hitters Wombacher and Lyden had back to back hits (Lyden's double on a 1-2 count) to start the inning. A hit batter loaded the bases.
Bonde did a masterful job allowing just one run in the inning on a ground out fielder's choice.
The Lakers definitely had their chances with 9 hits in the game but couldn't get many run producing hits. They would end the game with 12 runners left on base, 7 in scoring position.
Joey Grote was left at second base with one out in the third inning. Two runners left, one in scoring position in the 4th. Danny Pierce started the 6th inning with a single. Grote took third base with one out with alert base running when the pitched ball was in the dirt. He would be stranded there.
A Matt Lane single and Nick Rost walk would start the 8th inning. After consecutive strikeouts Kline would hit a single to load the bases.
In the ninth inning Pierce was hit by a pitch and would be stranded at second when the game ended.
Bonde finished the game with 112 pitches thrown, 85 strikes, allowing 14 hits, 6 runs, all earned. He had 3 strikeouts, no walks and a hit batter. Zac Van Thomme finished the game by striking out 4 of the 9 batters he faced.
Van Thomme threw 35 pitches, 23 for strikes with 3 hits allowed, 1 earned run, 4 strikeouts, 1 walk.
Nolan Johnson started the game for New Market going the first three innings, He threw 65 pitches, 38 strikes with 2 earned runs allowed, 4 hits, 2 strikeouts, 1 walks. Alex Berreth went 5 strong innings with no runs allowed, 5 hits, 4 strikeouts, 2 walks, 93 pitches, 56 strikes,
Carter Hanson tossed 13 pitches in the 9th inning with 8 strikes, no runs allowed, no hits and a hit batter.
It was an error free game in the field for both teams. New Market clubbed 17 hits, Faribault 9 hits.
The Lakers did get their game in earlier this week in River Falls, Wisconsin, losing 6-5 so they now have a 15-10 record. Montgomery defeated Webster 6-2 so they move into a tie with Faribault for the #3 seed with just a few games left in the regular season.
The top 5 teams receive byes automatically advancing to the Region 3 C playoffs.
In other games involved D-R-S League teams:
- Veseli 5 Union Hill 1
- St. Patrick 8 Lonsdale 3
- Waconia 14 Prior Lake MudCats 1
Faribault travels to Prior Lake for a 2:00 p.m. game Sunday. New Market is 11-1 and hosts Hampton in a Section 1B game.
Elsewhere St. Patrick entertains Union Hill 1:00 p.m. Sunday with church festival happening.
These are all 2:00 p.m. starts.
Veseli at St. Benedict
Montgomery at Webster
Elko at Miesville in a Section 1B game.
These are incredible.
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