Faribault Lakers Blank Veseli, Wanamingo Falls Short
Tyler Francis went the distance in a 6-0 Faribault Lakers win Wednesday night over the Vesli Warriors at Bell Field. Francis threw 120 pitches, 82 for strikes while allowing 3 hits, striking out 11 and walking two batters.
The Lakers had 7 hits in the game and left 13 runners on base. Joey Grote had 2 hits, 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases in the game. Danny Pierce also had 2 hits. Porter Sartor had a hit and RBI, Jake Stocker a hit and Mitch Johnson a RBI single. Mike Carpentier also had a Sacrifice fly RBI.
It was the third straight win for Faribault. The regular season ends next Friday for the Lakers. They have 3 games left. Friday at Union Hill, Wednesday at Lonsdale and home against New Prague Friday, July 31.
St. Patrick leads the DRS League with a 4-0 record and has played just one away game. Prior Lake is next at 6-2. Faribault next at 5-2.
The Irish have allowed just 7 runs in those 4 victories. St. Benedict is 3-3 while scoring 60 runs to their opponents 44. The Lakers have scored 52 runs in 7 games while allowing 39 runs.
The COVID season means a unbalanced schedule so the league says games back will determine the "standing seedings."
In other area Amateur Baseball Wednesday Stewartville-Racine got by Wanamingo 10-7 in Stewartville. Both teams had their hitting shoes on. The Sharks had 13 hits and Jacks 10.
Stewartville-Racine took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 3rd inning, added 3 more runs in the 4th frame before adding 1 in the 6th and 3 runs in the 7th inning. Wanamingo scored 2 runs in the 4th then 3 runs in the 8th and 2 runs in the 9th inning to make things interesting.
Gavin Roosen took the loss for Wanamingo while throwing the first 4 innings. He scattered 7 hits, gave up 6 runs, 5 earned. Struck out 2, walked 5. Max Bowen worked 3 innings allowing 5 hits, 4 earned runs, striking out 2 and walking 3. Dylan Craig threw an inning of scoreless, hitless relief. He walked 2 batters.
The Jacks had no extra base hits in the game. Alex Roosen, Eric Swiggum and Max Bowen each had 2 hits and a RBI. Dan Bauer had a pinch hit RBI, Andrew Anfinson a RBI hit.
Wanamingo has two games left in their regular season. Friday they go to Pine Island for a 7:30 p.m. game. Sunday the Jacks are in Winona for a 2:00 p.m. date.
The River Falls Fighting Fish edged Cannon Falls 3-2 at John Burch Park in Cannon Falls. The Bears are at Red Wing Friday at 7:30 p.m. and host Lake City 2:00 p.m. in their last scheduled regular season game.