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Amateur baseball: Cubs blanked by Fairmont

Worthington Cubs first baseman Josh Wasmund flies out to left in the bottom of the second inning during their Gopher League contest against Fairmont Sunday evening. (ZACH HACKER/DAILY GLOBE)

WORTHINGTON — Fairmont gave Worthington some chances to get back into it Sunday, but the Cubs were unable to come up with the big hit.

The Martins scored two runs in the second, fifth and seventh innings to take a 6-0 Gopher League win over Worthington in the Cubs’ home-opener.

“A lot of our chances were with two outs,” Worthington coach Josh Wasmund said. “We just didn’t get much going before that.”

Cubs’ starting pitcher Jon Reller struck out the first two batters he faced in the second, but a seeing-eye single up the middle kept Fairmont alive. Three straight walks and an error later, it had grabbed hold of a 2-0 lead.

Worthington had runners on first and third in the third and two on in both the fifth and sixth innings but couldn’t push anyone across.

Reller took the loss, going three innings, striking out two and giving up one earned run. Cody Melendez, Erik Jass, Ryan Swanson and Eric Koob had a hit each for the Cubs.

Worthington (0-2 overall, 0-2 Gopher) will host Milroy at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.


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Adrian 3, Pipestone 1

ADRIAN — Glen Kruger hit a monster home run to give Adrian its first win of the season Sunday.

Danny Moffit had just singled in the tying run for Pipestone in the top of the eighth when Kruger came to the plate in the bottom of the inning. He jacked a two-run bomb that scored himself and Joe Kruger to put Adrian on top for good, 3-1.

Jason Stubbe was stellar on the hill, allowing one run on four hits and fanning three over eight innings before Nick Meyer picked up the save. Austin Evans went the distance in a tough loss for Pipestone.


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Windom 14, Tracy 9

TRACY — Windom got its sticks going in a big way Sunday in its season opener.

The Pirates hung a 10-spot in the first inning and hung on for a 14-9 win.

Brandon Thongvivong was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a double. Collin Lovell was 2-for-5 with three driven in with Danny Kneeland finishing 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Nick Kolseth got the win in relief.

Anthony Rohlik was handed the loss for the Express. Shay Wabeke was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double. Jeremy Hoflock added a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI and a double.


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Hadley 7, Milroy 4

HADLEY — Justin Reinsma struck out eight and allowed just three earned runs while Hadley put up four runs in the first and never looked back Sunday.

Milroy eventually tied it at 4-4, but a three-run fifth gave the Buttermakers a 7-4 First Nite League win.

Reinsma went six and one-third on the mound to get the win, which improved Hadley to 4-0 overall. James Wajer went the rest of the way to get the save with Tyler Peterson taking the loss for the Irish.

Trent Carlson was 2-for-4 at the plate with three runs driven in. Eric Wieneke was 1-for-2 with a pair of RBIs while Alex Petersen smacked a double. Peterson was 3-for-5 to pace the Milroy offensive effort.

Hadley will play at Wilmont at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.


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Zach Hacker

Zach is the Daily Globe sports reporter. He has previously been a sports editor at both the Waseca County News in Waseca, Minn., and The Emporia Gazette in Emporia, Kansas. He is originally from New Richland, Minn., and now lives in Worthington with his dog; a beagle-corgi mix named Homer. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, pontooning on St. Olaf Lake and watching professional and collegiate sports.

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