Baseball | John Marshall 7-10, Faribault 3-0
JM 7-10, FARIBAULT 3-0
Rockets rally in opener
FARIBAULT — John Marshall rallied for six runs in the top of the seventh inning in the first game en route to a sweep over Faribault.
The Rockets won 7-3 and then 10-0 in five innings.
JM did not have a hit in the first game until Bryce Odegarden opened the seventh inning with a single. After a walk, Faribault pitcher Adam Pena got two outs and was one out away from a win. A passed ball plated one run, and an error scored another to tie the game. Pena walked two batters and then walked Brian Ness with the bases loaded to give JM a 4-3 lead. Spencer Brady hit a two-run single to extend the lead, and Odegarden delivered his second hit of the inning, an RBI single, to score the game’s final run.
"It was crazy," JM coach Dutch Heiderscheit said of the seventh inning.
JM scored five runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth to end the second game early.
Brady was 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs, while Brett Gwaltney was 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Jordan Rishavy was 2-for-2 and Ness was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
"We played better the second game," Heiderscheit said.
The Rockets (6-1 overall, 4-1 Big Nine) play host to Albert Lea on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Mayo Field.
JOHN MARSHALL 7, FARIBAULT 3
John Marshall 010 000 6 — 7 3 2
Faribault 001 200 0 — 3 9 2
WP: Derek Hovick 7 IP, 9 H, 1 BB, 5 K. LP: Adam Pena 6 2/3.
JOHN MARSHALL 10, FARIBAULT 0, 5 INN.
John Marshall 010 54 — 10 12 0
Faribault 000 00 — 0 5 0
WP: Joe Moen 5 IP, 0 BB, 5 K. LP: Jake Stocker.