Mayo 6, Mankato West 5

Mayo had an excellent overall team performance and beat Mankato West 6-5 in Big Nine Conference play.

Mayo took the lead with a two-out, two-run double by Adam Marshall in the third inning.

Brevin Goetz plitched 4 2/3 strong innings and also contributed a pair of hits. Chase Gasner closed the pitching out with a hitless and scoreless seventh inning.

“It was a total team effort from the Spartans,” Mayo coach Tom Senne said. “Everybody contributed in the game against a good opponent in a close game. It was another step forward in becoming a better team.”

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Mayo 6, Mankato West 5

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Mankato West: Ethan Fox 0-for-3, 1 R; Max Goertzen 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 R; Jacob Maes 1-for-3; Louis Magers 1-for-3, 2 RBI; Zander Dittbenner 0-for-2, 1 R. Pitchers: Louis Magers (LP) 4 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 3 K; L. Johnson 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.

Mayo: Mason Leimbek 0-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 R; Ian Regal 0-for-1; Taten Cothern 0-for-2; Alex Miller 1-for-3 1 R; Kyle Prindle 0-for-1, 1 RBI, 1 R; Caleb Beavers 1-for-2; Elliot Braaten 0-for-1; Brevin Goetz 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 R; Adam Marshall 1-for-3 3 RBI; Adam McPhail 1-for-3 1 R. Pitchers: Brevin Goetz (WP) 4 2/3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K; Adam Marshall 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K; Chase Gasner (S) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.

Northfield 4, John Marshall 3

John Marshall got excellent pitching from Zach Carr but still fell 4-3 in eight innings to Northfield in Big Nine Conference action.

Carr went 7 1/3 innings and allowed eight hits and struck out seven.

“Zack Carr was the tough-luck loser,” said JM coach Jade Boetcher, whose team slipped to 4-7 overall. “Zack had really good stuff today and was working ahead in the count. He did everything he could to keep us in the game.”

JM finished with seven hits. Aiden Brown had two of them.

Northfield 4, John Marshall 3

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Northfield: Blake Mellgren 2-for-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI. Pitcher: Ethan Lanthier (WP) 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 K; Tyler Nelson 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.

John Marshall: Aiden Brown 2-for-5, 1 R; Cayden Cherevko 2-for-4, 1 2B; Sam Frerks 1-for-4, 1 RBI; Jayden Guillette 1 RBI; Cole Peterson 1-for-2, 1 2B, 1 R; Jacob Welp 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R. Pitchers: Zach Carr (LP) 7 1/3 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 7 K; Adam Hegrenes 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K.

Owatonna 4, Century 1

OWATONNA -- Braydon Truelson pitched a two-hitter to lead Owatonna past Century 4-1 in Big Nine Conference play on Tuesday.

Century 2-9 on season, Owatonna 6-3. Tough one hitting tonight.

"We didn't get very many good swings and that's a credit to their pitcher," Century coach Todd Stellmaker said. "We need to make sure we're getting good swings in good, hitters' counts."

Truelson also scored a pair of runs for the Huskies (6-3).

Ben Ziebarth hit a solo home run in the first inning for Century.

"He also drilled a line drive to center that was caught on a diving catch," Stellmaker said.

Peyton Milene took the loss for Century. He allowed four earned run in five innings and struck out 10

"Peyton Milene is getting into a groove on the mound for us," Stellmaker said. "He had the most command tonight that he's had all season and it showed. It's just too bad we couldn't give him much help. Another positive was seeing Keith Rittenhouse on the mound again tonight. He has been recovering from an elbow injury from the summer which has kept him off the mound all spring until today. He had a nice scoreless inning."

Century plays a doubleheader against Northfield on Thursday.



Owatonna 4, Century 1

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Century: Josh Fletcher 1-for-3, 1 SB; Ben Ziebarth 1-for-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R. Pitchers: Peyton Milene (LP) 5 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 10 K; Keith Rittenhouse 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K.

Owatonna: Payton Beyer 2-for-3, 1 RBI; Brayden Truelson 1-for-2, 2 R; Taylor Bogen 1-for-2; Sam Knoll 1 R; Nick Williams 1 R. Pitcher: Braydon Truelson (WP) 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.