The Faribault American Legion baseball team lost 9-3 and 4-2 against the Rochester Mayo Hawks at Bell Field Tuesday night.  In the first game, Mayo scored 3 runs in the second inning.  Faribault tied the game in the bottom of the third only to see Mayo score 4 more runs in the top of the 4th inning.

The Rochester Mayo Legion team tallied 15 hits.  Faribault had 5 hits.  Mayo committed 3 errors and Post 43 Faribault had 2 errors in the contest.  Faribault used four pitchers in the game with an opener in Blake Borwege going the first inning with just one hit allowed and 4 batters faced.  Borwege threw 14 pitches, 8 strikes.  Zach VanThomme toed the rubber for the next 2 and 1/3 innings with 9 hits, 7 runs, 5 earned, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts.  VanThomme threw 54 pitches, 33 for strikes.

Kyle Kohl tossed an inning and 2/3 with 3 hits allowed, 1 earned run, 1 strikeout.  Kohl threw 32 pitches, 18 strikes and Stefan Anderson finished the last 2 innings giving up 2 hits, 1 unearned run, 2 walks while throwing 26 pitches, 12 strikes.

In the second game Faribault took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning thanks in part to an error by the Rochester Mayo Hawks in my scorebook.  With two outs Faribault Post 43 #9 hitter in the order Tim Leider was hit by a pitch on a 2-1 count, Jack Jandro reached base on an error before Noah Murphy clubbed a two run single and took second base on the throw home.

The Hawks responded with a 4 run 5th inning aided by a couple errors.  There were 3 hits in the inning.  Kip Bonde started the game going 4 and 1/3 innings, allowing all four runs, 1 earned, struck out 3, walked 2, hit a batter.  Bonde threw 61 pitches, 38 for strikes.  Josh Oathoudt slammed the door on Mayo in the 5th and faced 12 batters total in his 2 and 2/3 innings of work.  Oathoudt struck out 4, walked 1 and allowed 1 hit.  He threw 40 pitches, 25 strikes.

With the losses Faribault's record is now 2-10.  The Post 43 Faribault Legion team hosts Sleepy Eye Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Faribault Legion Pitcher Stefan Anderson. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld