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Softball | Mayo 4, Albert Lea 3

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

Rochester Mayo rode some timely hits as it snuck past Albert Lea 4-3 in Big Nine Conference softball Thursday night.

Mayo’s big inning was the fifth, when it went ahead for good with three runs. The Spartans finished with five hits. Courtney Palmer had two of them and stole a base, scored a run and had an RBI. Sarah Bohlen and Ashley Stanislawski each had a hit and an RBI. Katie Garretson had an RBI and scored the winning run.

Albert Lea had plenty of baserunners, but rarely scored them. The Tigers left 12 runners on, including the bases loaded in the fourth and seventh innings. Mayo left seven stranded.

Winning pitcher was Bohlen. She went all seven innings, allowing five hits and six walks, while striking out seven.

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Mayo is 4-5 in the Big Nine and 5-7 overall. It plays Century at Soldiers Field on Tuesday.

MAYO 4, ALBERT LEA 3

Albert Lea 000 020 1 — 3 5 2

Mayo 000 130 x — 4 5 2

WP: Sarah Bohlen 7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 7 K. LP: Dezeray Jacobs 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K.

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