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Jackson falls to Fairmont, earns No. 2 seed

FAIRMONT -- It's difficult to beat a good team twice.

Jackson's amateur baseball team made a good effort Sunday but couldn't accomplish the feat.

After defeating Fairmont 10-9 in Game 1, Jackson stranded the potential tying run at third base in a 6-5 loss in the nightcap.

"After winning the first game, we felt good going into the second," Jackson coach Scott Bahr said. "We played well, but it's tough to beat a good team twice in one day."

Both teams will advance to the regional playoffs. Top-seeded Fairmont will face Pipestone, and second-seeded Jackson will face Adrian in a five-game series.

The tournament schedule will be released today.

Blaise Jacobsen went 5-for-5 with a double, two RBIs, two runs and three stolen bases in the opener to lead Jackson, which held off a furious, ninth-inning comeback attempt by Fairmont, which scored six runs in its final frame.

Jacobsen went 1-for-3 with an RBI double, and Andy Wolf went 3-for-4 in the nightcap to lead Jackson, which scored four runs in its final inning.

In the Gopher League playoffs, Pipestone forfeited to Adrian, allowing Adrian to claim the No. 1 seed.

Game 1 R H E

Fair. 100 001 106 -- 9 13 2

Jack. 400 031 20x -- 10 15 2

Game 2 R H E

Jack. 000 001 4 -- 5 7 2

Fair. 000 051 x -- 6 8 0