New Market Survives, Lane Gets Victory
The New Market Muskies started their Class C Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament with a 1-0 win in Maple Lake today. Tony Vocca threw 7 scoreless innings while scattering 3 hits. Faribault Lakers ace Matt Lane tossed the final two frames of scoreless ball and recorded the victory.
Vocca had 5 strikeouts, no walks, Lane 4 strikeouts, no walks, 1 hit allowed. New Market left fielder Bret Herber knocked in the only run in the bottom of the 8th inning when pinch runner Justin Firpo scored.
The Muskies had 5 hits, Redbirds 4 hits. New Market had 2 errors, Luverne 1 error in the game.
Brandan Alfson was the tough luck loser. He went the distance with 4 strikeouts, no walks.
New Market also drafted Mike Carpentier from the Lakers and Union Hill pitcher and Waterville-Elysian-Morristown graduate Conrad Masberg.
The Muskies will play the New London-Spicer Twins Friday, August 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in Maple Lake. The Twins defeated the Mora Blue Devils 4-2 in Delano today.
The single elimination Class C Tournament resumes Labor Day weekend with four games Friday, four games Saturday, four games Sunday and the title game Monday.
Region 5 Champion Red Wing is also in the sweet sixteen following their 3-1 win over Avon today.
Region 6 champion Jordan defeated Bird Island 10-4 Saturday. The Brewers square off with Fergus Falls 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Delano. Jordan and Waterville are in opposite brackets so the only way they could play each other would be in the title game.