Undefeated Lourdes routs Triton in HVL

Rochester Lourdes improved to 3-0 with its third straight 10-run-rule win on Tuesday, beating Triton 11-1 in five innings in a high school baseball game at Mayo Field.

It was the first time in three games that Lourdes batted in the bottom of the fifth inning. Two walks and two wild pitches helped the Eagles score the two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Eric Anderson and Adam Dahl both went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs for Lourdes, which had eight hits.

Lourdes junior Ted Garry pitched four innings for the win in his first start of the season, allowing three hits with three strikeouts and no walks. Lawler retired three in the fifth for the save.

Lourdes plays at Byron (3-1) on Thursday. Both teams are 3-0 in the HVL Gold Division.


Triton 000 10 -- 1 3 3

; Lourdes 045 02 -- 11 8 1

; Loupe and Gray; Garry, Lawler (5) and Smith.

2B -- TRI, Gray; LOU, Anderson, Huey, Dahl.

Century plays poorly

Maybe it was one game too many.

Rochester Century, unbeaten while opening its season with four games in four days, didn't play up to the earlier level while playing its fifth game in five days on Tuesday.

The Panthers "did not play any part of the game well," said coach Keith Kangas, in losing 12-2 in five innings in a road game with Mankato East.


Besides giving up 14 hits, committing four errors and getting only one hit at the plate, the Panthers made mental and baserunning errors, Kangas said.

Century is off until a home game Friday with Austin.

Century 000 20 -- 2 1 4

; Mankato East 044 31 -- 12 14 1

; Lyons, Rasmussen (5) and Jans; Rivers and Polzin.

2B -- EAST, Polzin. HR -- EAST, Tindall.

Sokol guides Mayo

Rochester Mayo pitcher Justin Sokol flirted with a no-hitter in Tuesday's 7-0 win over Albert Lea at Mayo Field.


Sokol (2-0) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning, then an error was ruled a hit. This was the only hit allowed by Sokol as he had six strikeouts and one walk in six innings.

Matt Meier, a left-hander, came on in relief for Mayo in the seventh inning and allowed one hit with three strikeouts.

"Several college coaches were at the game looking at Justin and both of our pitchers were clocked throwing the ball at 85 mph," Mayo coach Jim Sonju said. "We have a powerful right-hand, left-hand combination. It's a nice set-up; not too many teams have that luxury."

Sokol not only led with his pitching, but he paced the Spartans offense by going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Josh Brady also had a double. Jim Strain hit a two-run homer over the left-field fence to cap a four-run sixth inning. Tim Wahl went 2-for-2 and scored a run.

Mayo (2-1, 2-1) plays John Marshall at 11 a.m., then takes on Cretin Derham-Hall at 1 p.m., on Saturday.

Mayo 7, ALBERT LEA 0

Albert Lea 000 000 2 -- 0 2 3

; Mayo 100 204 x -- 7 11 0


; Sokol, Meier (7) and Wahl; Goodnature, Highum (4), Hestness (5) and Bracker.

2B -- MAYO, Tim Gerlesberger, Sokol, Brady. HR -- MAYO, Jim Strain.

JM loses again

Rochester John Marshall's struggles continued with an 11-3 loss at Owatonna.

The Rockets committed costly early errors as the Huskies jumped to a 6-2 lead after three innings. JM finished with five errors, compared to just two by Owatonna. Owatonna's first nine runs were all unearned.

The Rockets, who slipped to 0-4 in the Big Nine and overall, managed just four hits. Owatonna had 11.

JM coach Terry Heiderscheit says his team's slow start can get turned around. But he says it will have to start with improvement by JM's defense.

"Until that changes it's going to be tough," Heiderscheit said.


JM plays host to Faribault on Thursday.

John Marshall 002 100 0 -- 3 4 5

; Owatonna 132 320 x -- 11 11 2

; Polt, Steffan (6) and Koelln; Anderson, Wordelman (6), Sykora (7) and Walter.

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