Seven-run fourth inning carries Century

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Lourdes base runner James Utsby is safe at second with a stolen base ahead of the tag attempt by Carson Johnson of Triton on Thursday at Mayo Field. More photos are available at

Rochester Century scored seven runs in the top of the fourth inning and beat La Crosse Logan 10-8 in a non-conference baseball game Thursday at Century.

Century smacked out 12 hits, which compensated for the team's six errors in the field, and the Panthers improved to 5-3 overall. La Crosse Logan is 5-5.

Defense was not the theme for the night," said Century head coach JD Bickle. "On the bright side we found our bats as we pounded out 12 hits to hold on for the win."

Jacob Fletcher doubled, homered and drove in two runs for Century. Winning pitcher Luke McKeon pitched six innings for the win.

Century plays a doubleheader Friday at Faribault.


Century 10, La Crosse Logan 8



La Crosse Logan:J. Holzer 2-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 R; Baker 2-for-4; Jorstad 1-for-5. LP: J.Holzer 3 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K; Erickson 2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K; Crocker 2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 3 BB

Century: Alex Holets 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R; Patrick Bower 2-for-5; Jacob Fletcher 2-for-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R; Brandon Knapp 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 R; Evan Holmes 2-for-4. WP:Luke McKeon 6 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 3 ER, 1 BB; Sv: J.Carey.

Lourdes stays perfect at 9-0

Pitcher Ben Walston gave up 7 hits and notched 7 strikeouts as Lourdes defeated Triton 11-3. The victory keeps the Eagles perfect for the season, at 9-0 overall and 4-0 in the HVL Gold.

The Eagles racked up 16 hits and scored in every inning but the second. Leading the way was Daniel Burriss, who was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, 3 RBIs and two runs scored. Zach Hillman had three hits, including 2 doubles, and scored 3 runs. James Ustby also had three hits for the Eagles.


Triton's offensive attack was led by Michael Thomas, who was 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored.

Lourdes 11, Triton 3



Triton: Leyenrique Ortiz 1-for-3; Derick Wencl 2-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB; Michael Thomas 2-for-2, 1 2B, 2 R; Kylo Courteau 1-for-3. LP:Michael Thomas 6 IP, 18 H, 11 R, 11 ER, 3 BB, 3 K.

Lourdes: Zach Hillman 3-for-5, 2 2B, RBI, 3 R, SB; Connor Belda 2-for-5; Daniel Burriss 2-for-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R; Henry Wittren 2-for-3, RBI, R; Adam Ellingson 2-for-4; James Ustby 3-for-4; Nick Hanson 1-for-3, 2 2B, RBI, 3 R, SB. WP:Ben Walston 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K.

JM punchless in setback to Tigers

ALBERT LEA — John Marshall was limited to two hits on Thursday and fell 3-2 to Albert Lea in Big Nine Conference baseball.


The Tigers managed six hits against a pair of JM pitchers.

Jake Halverson went 2-for-3 from the plate for the Rockets.

"We were outplayed today," JM coach Terry Heiderscheit said. "We need to improve so we are going to have to work harder. This was disappointing after the nice win earlier this week."

The Rockets play at Owatonna on Monday.

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John Marshall: Jake Halverson 2-for-3. LP:Zach Smith 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. Miller 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB.


Albert Lea: Alex Bledsoe 2-for-3. WP:Jacob Kilby 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 8 BB, 3 K.

Huskies down Mayo in eight innings

OWATONNA — Owatonna scored the game-winning run on a close play at the plate in the eighth inning, as the Huskies beat Mayo 3-2 in Big Nine Conference baseball Friday.

Mayo scored two runs in the third inning and Owatonna scored two in the fourth, setting up the late-innings showdown.

"Even though we lost this friendly rivalry today, we hope the grit we showed will help us find our consistent swagger," Spartans coach Joe Serratore said.

Michael Michalak had three hits for Mayo, including a double. Michael Stubbs pitched five innings and allowed two hits and two runs, just one of them earned.

Alex Holcomb had two hits for Owatonna.

Mayo plays Austin in a doubleheader starting at 3:30 p.m. today.


Owatonna 3, Mayo 2



Mayo: Michael Michalak 3-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB; Jared Campbell 1-for-3; Chad Korte 1-for-3; Thomas Krause 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI. LPJared Campbell 2 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K; Michael Stubbs 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K.

Owatonna: Dexter Leer 1-for-4; Isaac Rocha 1-for-4; Alec Holcomb 2-for-4. WP:Isaac Rocha 8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K.

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Lourdes James Utsby is greeted by team mates after scoring against Triton Thursday at Mayo Field in Rochester. More photos are available at

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