The Faribault Falcons had a 6-1 lead late in their Big Nine Conference game with Rochester Century at Bell Field tonight, but lost 10-8.

The Panthers had just 3 hits according to the Falcons scorebook while Faribault cranked out 9 hits but it's runs that determine the winner.

Each team had 3 errors.

Faribault jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings.  Rochester Century got 3 runs in the 5th inning, 1 in the 6th to make it 6-4 Falcons going into the final inning.

They simple could not hammer down the win.

Senior lefty Hunter Nelson threw 4 and 1/3 innings of no hit ball with 5 strikeouts and 6 walks before giving way to Hudson Dillon and Tim Almendinger.

Nelson threw 90 pitches, 45 strikes.  Dillon tossed 57 pitches, 28 strikes, Almendinger 15 pitches, 8 strikes.

Nelson allowed 1 run.  He also had the only extra base hit for the Falcons, a double among his 2 hits.  Michael Crone smacked 3 hits, Jack Knutson belted a couple of hits for 2 RBI, Brad Sartor had a RBI.

Faribault had 3 stolen bases in the game while the Panthers had 4.

Falcons pitchers allowed a total of 10 walks and hit two batters.  Century pitchers allowed 3 walks with 6 strikeouts.

Faribault hosts Byron 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

Other reported baseball scores from Thursday,

  • NRHEG 17  Kenyon-Wanamingo 7  6 innings
  • Randolph 14  J-W-P 0   5 innings. (2 pitchers combine for 1 hitter Jacob Weckop and Mason Lorenzen, Rockets had 11 hits & only 1 strikeout at the plate)
  • Rochester Lourdes 11  Kasson-Mantorville 0
  • Tri-City United 4  Belle Plaine 3,  TCU 9  B.Plaine 7
  • Rochester Mayo 2  Albert Lea 1
  • Mankato West 6  Red Wing  0
  • Rosemount 1  Lakeville South 0
  • Shakopee 9  Lakeville North 5
  • Eagan 4  Burnsville 1
  • Prior Lake 3  Eastview 2
  • Farmington 8  Apple Valley 1
  • LaCrescent 5  Fillmore Central 1
  • Plainview-Elgin-Millville 7  Dover- Eyota 1
  • Sibley East 10 LeSueur-Henderson 0, SE 12  L-H  5
  • Chanhassen 4  New Prague 3
  • SW Christian 7  Jordan 1
  • St. Charles 5  Wabasha-Kellogg 4

Hopefully the crummy spring weather is close to ending.

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