The Faribault Falcons fastpitch staff gained each video games of a doubleheader at Alexander Park in the present day. The Falcons captured the primary recreation 8-7 and gained the second 8-5.
Faribault eighth grader Alayna Simon was within the pitching circle for each contests. Within the first recreation she had 1 strikeout, 1 stroll and allowed 11 hits.
The Tigers had a 7-4 lead going into the underside of the seventh inning when the inning began with an error off a ball hit by eighth grader Jamie Adamek who had a double and single in her earlier two at bats.
Freshman Olivia Smith stroked a single. With one out senior Alli Velander clubbed a 2 RBI double. Freshman Emma Minnick reached base on an error permitting Velander to attain on the play. Freshman Riley Sietsema hit a ball leading to an error permitting Minnick to attain the stroll off successful run.
Within the second recreation Simon allowed 9 Tigers hits with no strikeouts and 1 stroll. She was very spectacular in change of speeds and site of pitches throughout the zone. Up and down, inside and outdoors. Nearly by no means the identical location together with her pitches. It did seem she was getting drained leaving some pitches up in a 3 run Albert Lea fifth inning.
Simon retired the facet within the sixth inning on three pitches.
The primary batter within the seventh for the Tigers hit the ball about as arduous has you possibly can again to the pitcher. Simon caught the smoking line drive. The #9 batter clubbed a single to proper and gained second base on a error.
There was a groundout for the second out earlier than Albert Lea made issues attention-grabbing with a single following by a intentional stroll to load the bases.
The #3 batter within the Tigers order was smacking the ball all day prompting the intentional stroll choice.
Faribault took a 5-0 lead within the backside of the third inning. Freshman Reagan Drengenberg singled and stole second base. Adamek hit an RBI double. Olivia Smith stroked a single. Adamek was thrown out at residence making an attempt to attain.
Senior Makenna Smith hit a strong single scoring her sister. Velander had a single. Minnick hit a RBI single. Sietesma reached on a single.
Eighth grader Gabby Boevers single introduced in Minnick for the fifth run within the inning.
Albert Lea scored two runs within the 4th inning. 3 runs within the fifth inning to tie the sport.
Grabbing the scoreboard operator scorebook Drengenberg had 2 hits, an RBI and stolen base. Adamek clubbed two hits within the second recreation with an RBI double.
Olivia Smith had two singles within the first recreation and 4 hits together with a double within the second contest. Makenna Smith acquired 3 hits, an RBI and stolen base.
Velander completed the day with 3 hits, 4 RBI. Minnick additionally had a pair of hits and a pair of RBI.
Sietsema 2 hits and a RBI. Boevers 2 hits 2 RBI. The Falcons had 7 hits the primary recreation, 15 hits the second recreation.
The sweep offers Faribault 4 wins this season.
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