Mayo splits with Owatonna

Mayo bounced back from a tough loss in the first game to defeat Owatonna 11-0 in the second game of a doubleheader in Big Nine Conference baseball on Thursday.

The host Huskies scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the opener 8-7.

Adam McPhail pitched pitched a two-hit shutout over five innings to win the second game of the doubleheader.

Brevin Goetz, Ian Regal, Adam Marshall and Mason Leimbek all had two hits for Mayo. Marshall and Leimbek both drove in three runs.

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"We played really good baseball except for one inning in the doubleheader," Mayo coach Tom Senne said. "We are continuing to improve and are learning from mistakes that are made."

In the opener, Ian Regal was 3-for-3 with a home run, double and four RBIs for Mayo. Kyle Prindle pitched 4 1/3 innings. He gave up two runs and struck out five.

Owatonna 8, Mayo 7

First game

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Mayo: Ian Regal 3-for-3, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R; Alex Miller 2-for-4, 1 R; Kyle Prindle 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 R; Caleb Beavers 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 R. Pitchers: Kyle Prindle 4 1/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K; Chase Gasner (LP) 2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 2 K.

Owatonna: Payton Beyer 2-for-5, 1 3B, 3 RBI; Brayden Truelson 3-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R; Taylor Bogen 2-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R. Pitchers: Matt Seykora 4 2/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 8 BB, 4 K; G.Rein 1/3 IP; C.Vereide (WP) 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.

Mayo 11, Owatonna 0

Second game

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Mayo: Mason Leimbek 2-for-3, 3 RBI, 1 R; Ian Regal 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 2 R; Brevin Goetz 2-for-3, 2 R; Adam Marshall 2-for-3, 3 RBI. Pitchers: Adam McPhail (WP) 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.

Owatonna: Matt Seykora 1-for-3; Dylan Maas 1-for-2. Pitchers: G.Rein (LP) 3 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 5 K; G.Achterkirch 0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER; Taylor Bogen 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K.

Mankato West sweeps John Marshall

Mankato West swept a doubleheader from John Marshall in Big Nine Conference baseball, besting the Rockets 8-1 and 13-6 on Thursday.

"We didn't come ready to play today and West took advantage early and often," JM coach Jade Boettcher said.

The Rockets had more errors (six) than hits (five) in the first game.

"Baseball is a hard game and we need to be better at not letting the mistakes compound," Boettcher said.

Drew Lingen took the loss on the mound in the opener. He allowed six runs, but just one earned, over four innings. He also 2-for-3 at the plate.

JM had four more errors in the nightcap and the Scarlets also collected 16 hits.

Lingren was also 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and an RBI. Jacob Welp went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs while Zach Carr also doubled and drove in two runs.

Mankato West 8, John Marshall 1

First game

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John Marshall: Aiden Brown 1-for-4; Zach Carr 1 R; Cayden Cherevko 1-for-3; Xavier Flatt 1-for-3; Drew Lingen 2-for-3. Pitchers: Drew Lingen (LP) 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K; Adam Hegrenes 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K.

Mankato West 13, John Marshall 6

Second game

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John Marshall: Aiden Brown 1-for-3, 1 R; Zach Carr 1-for-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI; Cayden Cherevko 1 RBI; Adam Hegrenes 1 R; Grant Klebig 1-for-3, 1 R; Drew Lingen 2-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R; Jacob Welp 2-for-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R. Pitchers: Grant Klebig 3 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K; Cole Peterson 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K; Nick Scott (LP) 3 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.

Northfield sweeps Century

NORTHFIELD -- Northfield took a pair of games from Century in Big Nine play, winning 8-0 and 8-7.

Joey Malecha tossed a three-hit shutout in the opener for the Raiders and he didn't allow a runner to reach third base.

Matthew Haun suffered the loss for Century, giving up six runs in four innings.

"Matt Haun's stat line from the mound doesn't do his performance any real justice," Century coach Todd Stellmaker said. "He had a really solid game on the mound and just had a few tough breaks that didn't go his way. He and the rest of our pitching staff continue to develop positively. We just need to put the rest of our game together."

The nightcap was even more frustrating for Century. The Panthers led 7-4 before Northfield rallied to score four runs in the bottom of the seventh.

"Losing the nightcap stings," Stellmaker said. "We had the game in our grasp and just couldn't seal the deal. Good teams find ways to win games and Northfield is a good team, credit to them."

Malecha had another big game for the Raiders as he hit a grand slam in the third inning.

Jaecan Fratzke went 3-for-5 with two RBIs for Century. Brian Pautz, Peyton Milene and Ben Ziebarth all had two hits and Milene drove in two runs.

Ryan Ohm had six strong innings on the mound before tiring and leaving with two outs in the seventh.

"He made one bad pitch in the third and gave up a grand slam, but that was after getting an out and then a couple fielding errors behind him," Stellmaker said. "The kid has a bright future and as he physically develops he's going to be really fun to watch pitch."

Northfield 8, Century 0

First game

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Century: Peter Lynch 1-for-3; Ryan Ohm 1-for-3; Ben Ziebarth 1-for-3. Pitchers: Matthew Haun (LP) 4 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 K; Peter Lynch 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K; Gavin Milene 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.

Northfield: Joey Malecha 1-for-3, 1 2B; Gunnar Benson 2-for-4, 2 R; Ethan Lanthier 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 R; Blake Mellgren 2-for-4. Pitcher: Joey Malecha (WP) 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K.

Northfield 8, Century 7

Second game

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Century: Josh Fletcher 1 R; Brian Pautz 2-for-2; Gavin Milene 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R; Peyton Milene 2-for-2, 2 RBI, 1 R; Jaecan Fratzke 3-for-5, 2 RBI, 1 R, 2 SB; Matthew Haun 1-for-2, 2 R; Ben Ziebarth 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R. Pitchers: Ryan Ohm 6 2/3 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K; Keith Rittenhouse (LP) 0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB.

Northfield: Tate Journell 1-for-3, 1 R; Joey Malecha 1-for-3, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R; Ian Stanton 1-for-3, 1 R; Gunnar Benson 2 R; Ethan Lanthier 1-for-4 ,2 RBI. Pitchers: Ryan Bell 4 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K; Cole Stanchina (WP) 3 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K.