City baseball: Mathiowetz does it again for Mayo
Brad Mathiowetz was back at it again Saturday.
The Rochester Mayo senior standout smacked two more home runs, including a walk-off shot in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Spartans baseball team a 3-2 victory over Rochester Century.
Mathiowetz leads the state with a whopping 13 home runs this season. He finished 4-for-4 on Saturday, including a pair of home runs, a double and three RBIs.
While Mathiowetz was controlling things with his bat, Jackson Douglas got the job done on the mound. He was an ironman, working all nine innings for the victory. Douglas allowed two earned runs on six hits, while striking out 13. He did not walk a batter.
Zach Robertson also had a good day for the Spartans, going 2-for-3 with a double.
"It was a great high school baseball game with quite a bit of drama," Mayo coach Dan Hoefs said. "Jackson Douglas was superb on the hill for us. His only real hiccup came in the fourth when they got a couple of singles then played small ball by bunting, and we didn't defend it very well."
Mathiowetz blasted a two-run home run in the first to give Mayo a lead.
Century came back with two in the fourth. The score remained that way until the ninth. Century threw out two runners at the plate to extend the game and keep it tied.
Erik Thorvilson tossed a great game for Century, keeping the Panthers in it. He tossed 8 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on 10 hits, walking five and striking out three.
Tyler Gathman paced Century at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a stolen base. Ryan Goll had a hit and an RBI. Darryl Martin, Jordan Jasik and Riese Zmolek had the other Century hits.
Mayo (13-5, 13-4 in Big Nine) returns to action today at Mankato East. Century (9-8, 9-8) plays at Faribault today.
Mayo 3, Century 2
Century:Darryl Martin 1-for-4, 1 R; Jordan Jasik 1-for-4; Nicholas Pearson RBI; Riese Zmolek 1-for-2, 1 R; Ryan Goll 1-for-3, 1 RBI; Tyler Gathman 2-for-4, 1 SB. LP: Erik Thorvilson 8 2/3 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K.
Mayo:Michael Stubbs 1-for-4; Brad Mathiowetz 4-for-4, 1 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R; Evan Thielen 1-for-1; Zach Robertson 2-for-3, 1 2B; John Lundquist 1-for-4; Bailey Kazeck 1-for-3. WP: Jackson Douglas 9 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 13 K.
Rockets split with Austin
Saturday's doubleheader against Austin started on a positive note for the John Marshall baseball team, but the Rockets struggled in Game 2 and had to settle for a split in the Big Nine conference twinbill.
The Rockets rolled to a 15-9 win in Game 1. They did not commit an error and finished with 14 hits.
"There was a lot of hitting this game; we struggled with some parts of the game but put together another errorless game," JM coach Dutch Heiderscheit said. "That was our third game without an error on the week, and that is a good sign. We are pretty good when we play clean defense. We had some guys really hit the ball this game."
Jacob Dravis was swinging the hot bat in Game 1. He went 3-for-4 with three doubles and an RBI. Alex Welder went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBIs.Logan Saltou, Zach Schwieters and Kaeleb Stangler added two hits each. Stangler and Schwieters also had two RBIs, as did Sam Broman.
Jackson Miller earned the win on the mound. He went four innings, allowing three earned runs on four hits, walking six and striking out one.
JM's good defense didn't stick around for Game 2. The Rockets committed four errors and allowed 10 hits in a disappointing 11-1 loss.
The Rockets managed just four hits, with Conner Lee's double the only one for extra bases. Welder, Broman and Schwieters had the other JM hits.
Sam Moen took the loss. He went two innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits and walking two.
Nik Gasner and Steven Clennon both had two hits in each games of the doubleheader.
"Austin came out and played a good ball game," Heiderscheit said. "They hit, they pitched and played very well in the field. At this point in the season, we need to be ready and play better than we did."
JM is back in action today at Faribault.
JM 15, Austin 9
John Marshall:Logan Saltou 2-for-5; Jacob Dravis 3-for-4, 3 2B, 1 RBI; Alex Welder 3-for-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI; Kaeleb Stangler 2-for-4, 2 RBI; Sam Broman 1-for-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI; Sam Moen 1-for-3, 1 RBI; Zachary Schwieters 2-for-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI. WP: Jackson Miller 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 1 K; Logan Saltou 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K; Taylor Tynsky 2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.
Austin:Nik Gasner 2-for-5; Jacob Kempen 2-for-4; Steven Clennon 2-for-3; Conner 2-for-4.
Austin 11, JM 1, 5 innings
John Marshall:Alex Welder 1-for-2; Conner Lee 1-for-2, 1 2B; Sam Broman 1-for-1; Zachary Schwieters 1-for-3; LP: Sam Moen 2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB; Alex Welder 2 2/3 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER.
Austin:Nik Gasner 2-for-3; Steven Clennon 2-for-4.
Lourdes takes win streak into HVL title game
Two hot baseball teams will clash for the Hiawatha Valley League championship on Monday night.
Rochester Lourdes beat Zumbrota-Mazeppa 8-0 on Saturday for its sixth straight win. Meanwhile, Cannon Falls stretched its winning streak to 10 with a 10-0 six-inning non-conference win over Randolph.
Daniel Burriss homered and Adam Ellingson went 3-for-3 with 4 RBIs for Lourdes. Andew Stanek also had three hits and two RBIs. Three Eagles pitchers combined for a two-hitter with Michael Brandt earning the win and Alex Boeve the save.
Lourdes (15-3) and Cannon Falls (17-3) will square off at 7 p.m. Monday at John Burch Park in Cannon Falls.
Lourdes 8, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 0
Zumbrota-Mazeppa:Chase Steffen 1-for-3; Brady Schoenfelder 1-for-3. LP: Brady Schoenfelder 6 IP, 13 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.
Lourdes:Adam Ellingson 3-for-3, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R; Andrew Stanek 3-for-3, 2 RBI; Ben Walston 1-for-2; Chris Wasz 2-for-3; Daniel Burriss 2-for-2, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R; Henry Wittren 1-for-4; Zach Hillman 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 SB.
WP: Michael Brandt 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K; Mitch Brandhagen 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K; Alex Boeve 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K.