The Faribault Falcons outscored the Austin Packers 17-1 in four innings at Alexander Park in Faribault today.
The Packers scored their lone run in the first inning when their first batter hit a right single, stole the second base and scored on an RBI single. Six hitters came to the plate
After that round, Faribault’s eighth grader Alayna Simon took over and proved that you don’t have to be an out-pitcher to be effective. Simon had 2 strikeouts in four innings. The key statistic was the lack of walks. She allowed 4 hits in 4 innings according to the Falcons’ scorecard.
Faribault scored twice late in the game when rookie Reagan Drengenberg walked in to start the inning. Senior Makenna Smith tripled to score Drengenberg. The triple came on a 3-0 count. Senior Alli Velander scored a 2-2 brace to score Smith and the Falcons have never looked back.
Down the third inning after a strikeout to start the inning, Faribault scored five more runs. There was a walk and a batter before Simon hit an RBI brace. Junior Alexia Anderson had a single RBI. Jamie Adamek, No.9 hitter, took a walk. Drengenberg made a single, Smith made a two-run single on a 3-0 count.
The game ended at the bottom of the 4th inning after a 10-run inning with each person in batting order scoring. Thirteen hitters came to the plate. Velander was sure of a mistake to start the inning, made a single later in the inning and scored 2 runs.
Senior Nadia Hullett singled out and registered the first outing of the inning as 11th batter on frame. Drengenberg had a two RBI double in the attack. The freshman ended the day with two singles, one double and one walk in four trips to the plate. She scored three times.
Velander was on base four times.
I counted 16 Faribault hits in the game according to their score book.
The Falcons are now 2-5. Austin is 0-11. Faribault’s two victories came against the Packers.
The Falcons have a brace in Red Wing on Thursday. The first pitch of the first match is 4:00 p.m.
Other Big Nine Fastpitch scores:
- Northfield 15 Rochester John Marshall 2
- Mankato West 14 Rochester Mayo 3
- Winona 15 Red Wing 3
- Owatonna 4 Rochester Century 0
Big Nine Baseball Results:
- Mankato East 5 Albert Lea 4
- Northfield 4 Rochester John Marshall 3
- Owatonna 4 Rochester century 1
- Rochester Mayo 5 Mankato West 5
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