Baseball | John Marshall 4-14, Faribault 3-0
Rochester John Marshall improved its record to 6-1 in league play with a doubleheader sweep of Faribault in Big Nine Conference baseball on Tuesday.
The Rockets won a close 4-3 game in the opener, then rolled to a 14-0 victory in five innings in the nightcap.
Derek Hovick pitched five strong innings in the opener for the victory, and Andrew Roble collected a save with two innings of work.
Brian Anderson and Hovick both had RBI singles for JM and Joe Moen was 3-for-4. The Rockets scored single runs in the fifth and sixth to snap a 2-2 tie.
Moen pitched a two-hit shutout over five innings in the second game. He struck out nine and did not issue a walk.
"Joe pitched very well today, (and) we took advantage of nine walks in this game," JM coach Dutch Heiderscheit said.
Hovick was 2-for-4 and drove in four runs while Moen and Jordan Stokess had two RBIs each.
The Rockets (8-1 overall) play at Albert Lea on Thursday.
JOHN MARSHALL 4, FARIBAULT 3
Faribault 002 000 1 — 3 7 1
John Marshall 002 011 x — 4 7 1
Faribault: Andy Hein 2-for-4. LP: Evan Knutson.
John Marshall: Brian Anderson 1-for-2, RBI; Derek Hovick 1-for-2, RBI; Joe Moen 3-for-4. WP: Derek Hovick 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K; Sv: Andrew Roble 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K.
JOHN MARSHALL 14, FARIBAULT 0
Faribault 000 00 — 0 2 1
John Marshall 126 5x — 14 9 0
Faribault: LP: Jake Stocker.
John Marshall: Jordan Stokess 1-for-1, 2 RBIs; Derek Hovick 2-for-4, 4 RBIs; Joe Moen 1-for-2, 2 RBIs. WP: Moen 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K.