The Faribault Falcons won the first game 6-2, but fell in the second game 12-2 tonight at Bell Field in Faribault.

Junior Hunter Nelson got the win on the hill with Senior John Palmer going the final 1 1/3 innings.  Nelson gave up 3 hits, Palmer no hits.  Nelson had 5 walks, 6 strikeouts.  Palmer finished with 0 walks and 2 strikeouts.

Nelson threw 100 pitches, 55 strikes.  Palmer amassed 17 pitches, 11 strikes.

Nelson, Palmer and Matthis Lenway each had RBI doubles in the six hit Falcons attack.  Palmer finished with 2 hits, 2 RBI.  Teddy Calmer had a sacrifice fly RBI.

In the second game Faribault jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning.  With one out senior Zack Slinger smacked a single to center.  During the Palmer at bat Slinger steals second base and scores on a Palmer single to give the Falcons the early lead.

The Wingers would respond with 3 runs in the second inning, 2 in the 3rd, 2 in the 4th, 2 in the 5th,  before Faribault scratched out a run in the bottom of the 5th.

Ayden Qualey opened the inning with a walk.  He would go to second base on a wild pitch.  Nelson would walk.  Slinger hit into a fielder's choice with Qualey out at third base.

Calmer clubbed a double scoring Nelson.  Slinger advanced to third base.  A pop out ended the inning.

Red Wing tallied 12 hits, Faribault 6 in the game.  The Falcons had 4 errors, Red Wing had no errors all day.

Faribault used five pitchers in the second game.

The Falcons now 3-8 go to Byron Saturday for a 5:00 p.m. game.

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