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Hitters have big night for Mayo softball

FARIBAULT — The Rochester Mayo softball team pounded 14 hits in a 5-2 Big Nine Conference victory over Faribault on Tuesday night.

After allowing two runs in the first inning, Mayo pitcher Leah VanWettering shut down the Falcons. She went all seven innings, allowing one earned run on five hits, while striking out seven. VanWettering did not walk a batter. She had missed the two previous games with an injury.

"Leah had a little control difficulty in the first inning but put it together after that, and shut them down the rest of the game," Mayo coach Steve Riles said. "We were also very pleased to get the bats going."

Carly Grassle paced the Spartans at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI and two doubles. Emma Leof went 3-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a triple. Sarah Bohlen and Bridget Palmer added two hits apiece, and Ashley Stanislawski had a hit and two RBIs.

MAYO 5, FARIBAULT 2

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Mayo 130 000 1 5 14 3

Faribault 200 000 0 2 5 1

WP: Leah VanWettering. LP: Lehman.

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