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City baseball 4-25 DONE

Spencer Brady’s big game on the mound and at the plate carried John Marshall past Owatonna 7-1 in Big Nine Conference baseball on Tuesday.

Brady pitched a four-hitter and struck out seven to improve his record to 3-0. The win moves the Rockets to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the Big Nine.

"He looked pretty good," Rockets coach Terry Heiderscheit said of Brady. "He pretty much cruised through the first four innings."

At the plate, Brady gave the Rockets to a 1-0 lead in the first with an RBI single. He capped a 3-for-4 day with a two-run homer in the sixth inning.

"The big Brady home run in the sixth sealed the deal for us," Heiderscheit said. "It was a lot closer then the score would indicate with six runs late."

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JM was still clinging to a 1-0 lead in the fifth when it loaded the bases with no outs. Ben Kall then delivered a two-run single to open up the game. The Rockets scored three times in both the fifth and sixth innings.

Erik Knutson and Adam Wiesner were both 2-for-4 for the Rockets and Knutson drove in a run.

John Marshall will play at Faribault on Thursday.

John Marshall 7, Owatonna 1

Owatonna 000 001 0 — 1 4 1

John Marshall 100 033 x — 7 10 0

WP: Spencer Brady 7 IP, 4 H, 7 K, 2 BB. LP: Melcher.

LOURDES 6, STEWARTVILLE 3

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Timmons lifts Eagles

Rochester Lourdes received another solid pitching performance from Dave Timmons in a 6-3 Hiawatha Valley League baseball victory over Stewartville on Tuesday at Mayo Field.

Timmons walked four batters, but allowed just two hits and struck out 12 Tigers hitters. He now has 26 strikeouts in his past two outings.

Stewartville’s Eddie Fricker broke up Timmons’ bid for a no-hitter when he led off the top of the fifth inning with a double to left field.

Lourdes scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth to build a 6-0 lead, but Stewartville managed three runs in the top of the sixth to pull close.

Brian Battista drove in a run in the first for Lourdes, and Dan Lose had a big double in the fifth to spark the Eagles’ five-run inning.

The Eagles are 4-3 overall and 4-2 in the HVL. They play at Kasson-Mantorville on Thursday at 4:15 p.m. in a doubleheader.

LOURDES 6, STEWARTVILLE 3

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Stewartville 000 003 0 — 3 2 2

Lourdes 100 500 x — 6 7 2

WP: Dave Timmons. LP: Matt Smith.

MAYO 6, ALBERT LEA 1

‘D’ carries Spartans

ALBERT LEA — Rochester Mayo’s defense has been nearly perfect this season and it has resulted in a perfect record.

The Spartans romped past Albert Lea 6-1 on Tuesday, pushing their record to 4-0 in the Big Nine Conference and 5-0 overall. For the second consecutive game the Spartans played error-free in the field.

"Right now our defense is playing really well, and that has been the real key for us," Mayo coach Dan Hoefs said. "Anytime you can go two games in a row without an error at the high school level, that is very good."

Mayo also got an excellent pitching performance from sophomore Kelby Halling. He worked all seven innings, allowing just three hits and three walks, while striking out four.

"He only threw 78 pitches and really got ahead of hitters," Hoefs said.

Mayo’s offense was led by Mitch Lund and Ezra Campbell, both with solo home runs. Tony Nierman added a bases-loaded single that scored two.

Mayo plays Rochester Century at 5 p.m. Thursday at Mayo Field.

MAYO 6, ALBERT LEA 1

Mayo 202 010 1 — 6 10 0

Albert Lea 001 000 0 — 1 3 1

WP: Kelby Halling 7 IP, 4 K, 3 BB. LP: Royce 3 2/3 IP, 3 K, 4 BB, 4 R.

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