Baseball | Century rallies past Mayo with four-run 6th
Rochester Century rallied for four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and won 5-3 over Rochester Mayo in a Big Nine Conference baseball game Thursday at Century's field.
Century was coming off an 8-4 win over Rochester John Marshall on Tuesday, and the Panthers won their fifth straight to improve to 9-3 overall and 6-3 in conference. Mayo is 6-7 and 3-6.
"This was a big win for our program," said Century coach JD Bickle. "We respect Mayo and they are a very good team."
Erik Thorvilson pitched a complete game allowing 12 hits and two earned runs for the win. Brandon Knapp was 3-for-4 to lead Century's nine-hit attack.
For Mayo, Jared Campbell went 3-for-3. Losing pitcher Michael Michalak allowed six hits and five earned runs through five innings.
"Michalak pitched a good game (for Mayo) and he is a great competitor," Bickle said.
"Thorvilson has been our work horse for the last two years now and is a great competitor, too. Unfortunately we have not given him great run support so it was nice that we battled back after going down 2-1 in the top of the sixth inning."
Century and Mayo are both home on Monday for conference games, Century against John Marshall again, and Mayo versus Mankato East.
Century 5, Mayo 3
Mayo: Michael Michalak 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 SB; Jared Campbell 3-for-3; David Brust 2-for-4; Gunnar Grimsrud 2-for-4. Pitchers:M. Michalak (LP) 5.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 3 K; D. DeRuiter 0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 K.
Century: Nicholas Pearson 2-for-3, 1 3B, 1 RBI; Patrick Bower 1-for-1; Jacob Fletcher 1-for-4; Brandon Knapp 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R; Evan Holmes 1-for-3. Pitchers:Erik Thorvilson (WP) 7.0 IP, 12 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.