Rendler with Monster Game in Faribault Win at Union Hill
Austin Rendler, hit two home runs with 4 RBI in a 5-3 DRS League Faribault win at Union Hill Sunday.
Rendler smashed a 3-run home run in the first inning and added a solo shot in the top of the 9th after the Bulldogs had pulled to within a run following a two run homer by Conrad Masberg.
Joe Grote went the distance for Faribault on the mound allowing 10 hits, 3 runs while striking out 5 batters and not giving up any walks. Grote threw 124 pitches, 84 strikes.
Union Hill pitcher Charlie Otteson also went the distance giving up 6 hits with only one of the runs earned. He struck out 2 and also walked no batters. Otteson threw 111 pitches, 76 strikes.
The game opened with Aiden Tobin reaching base for Faribault on an error. Danny Pierce followed with a bunt single.
Grote hit a fly ball to right for the first out with Tobin tagging and advancing to third base.
Matt Lane then clubbed a 1-1 count single to score Tobin.
After a second out was recorded Rendler smacked a 1-0 count pitch over the right field fence for a 4-0 lead.
The Bulldogs scratched out a run in the third inning when Jack Kreutzian opened with 0-1 count single followed by a Jack Becker 0-1 count double.
Joe Becker hit a 1-0 count pitch for a fielder's choice with Kreutzian scoring and Becker thrown out at third base.
Union Hill scored 2 runs in the 8th to bring up the tension for Lakers fans.
Will Busch opened with a first pitch single. John Connelly came in to run for him.
Following a fly out and ground out Conrad Masberg clubbed a 0-1 count 2-run homer.
Adan Giesen hit a 2-1 count pitch for a single to get the tying run on base before a fly out ended the threat.
Rendler jumped on the first pitch he saw in the 9th-inning for a home run to right field.
With two outs in the bottom of the inning Jack Becker was hit by a pitch but Grote was able to get the last out of the game.
Faribault is now 17-9. Union Hill 11-9.
The Lakers host New Prague Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
The Bulldogs are at St. Patrick Tuesday, July 18, 2023 for a make-up game.
Here are reported scores from Sunday in the area:
- Miesville 1-4-0 Northfield 0-7-0
- Montgomery 15-13-2 Shakopee 5-5-6
- Prior Lake 12-16-3 Lonsdale 2-3-0
- Rochester Royals 18-19-0 Minneapolis Angels 6-10-3
- Winona 13 Plainview-Elgin-Millville 9
- Waterville 14 Waseca 3
- Elko 6 St. Patrick 2
- Owatonna 13 Rochester Roadrunners 10
Reported games from Saturday:
- Wanamingo 3-12-4 Roch Roadrunners 2-9-1 Winning pitcher Sam Roosen 10 K, 2 BB 1 earned run. 5 Jacks with multiple hit games including 4 doubles
- Hastings 10-11-0 Hampton 4-10-1
- Morristown 9 Blue Earth Area 8
- Wells 16 Cleveland 6
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