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Suddenly, we’re down to just one team

Lourdes marches on but John Marshall, Mayo eliminated

By Post-Bulletin

sports@postbulletin.com

And then there was one.

Memorial Day weekend of 2007 will not be one to remember for the three public city schools in Rochester.

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After top-seeded Rochester Century was eliminated from the Section One, Class AAA baseball tournament on Saturday, Rochester John Marshall and Mayo hoped to avoid a similar early exit on Monday.

But it was not to be; the Rockets and Spartans both lost a pair of games to teams they already had defeated in the tournament and were eliminated from section play.

So the only Rochester team left standing is Lourdes, which defeated Stewartville 1-0 in the Section One, Class AA, West Subsection final at Triton High School. It’s the fifth subsection title in seven years for the Eagles.

The Lourdes victory snapped a 14-game winning streak for Stewartville.

Tim Burgart was the winning pitcher for the Eagles, tossing a two-hit, complete-game shutout.

The Eagles advance to the Section 1AA tournament, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, against Winona Cotter at Hudson Field.

John Marshall suffered back-to-back losses to Rosemount, a team the Rockets defeated once during the regular season and in the second game of the section tournament.

Rosemount scored seven runs in the seventh inning to blow out the Rockets 10-0 in Game 1 at Hudson Field on Monday morning.

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The Irish continued their hot

hitting in Game 2, scoring four runs in the first inning and holding on for a 4-1 victory.

JM ended its season 17-7.

Mayo dropped a 7-6 decision in eight innings against Hastings in the first game at Mayo Field. The Raiders won a 10-4 decision in the second game, ending Mayo’s season.

The Spartans finished with a

15-9 record.

• Report compiled by Ben Pherson.

• More baseball coverage, D6

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