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Amateur baseball: Cubs lose lead in ninth

TRUMAN --A rough ninth inning snatched defeat from victory for the Worthington Cubs amateur baseball team Sunday.

Worthington led host Martin County 5-3 going into the bottom of the ninth, but the hosts scored three runs to win the game, 6-5, and even the Cubs' season record to 1-1.

Mitch Jensen came on in relief to record the save for Cubs starter Adam Munkel, and he started the inning in fine fashion, striking out the first hitter. But the next hitter walked, and next came a double. The first run of the inning came home on a sacrifice fly, and Martin County's Jon Traetow followed with a score-tying double. The winning run crossed the plate on an infield error.

Munkel was unable to get the win despite hurling seven innings of 1-hit ball. He struck out 11 and didn't allow an earned run.

Worthington out-hit Martin County 9-3 but committed six errors.

Steve Zehms recorded the win.

Munkel had two hits, including a home run, in the game. Cubs teammate Joe Joswiak had two hits and Josh Wasmund hit a two-bagger.


Wor 210 001 010 -- 5 9 6

MC 020 001 003 -- 6 3 4

Luverne 19, Windom 9

WINDOM --It was not a good day for pitching in Windom.

Luverne used five pitchers, and they combined to walk 11 batters. Windom also used five pitchers, and they walked 15.

In a game that was ended after seven innings, Luverne overcame a 5-2 deficit in a seven-run fourth inning. After adding two more in the fifth, three in the sixth and five more in the seventh, Luverne won on the 10-run rule after Windom was unable to score in the bottom of the seventh.

Phil Paquette went 3-for-3 with four RBI, Joey Slieter 3-for-6 with two RBI, and Brian Beuning 3-for-3 with three runs scored to lead the Luverne attack.

For Windom, Matt Anderson and Kirby Johnson each had a double with two RBI.

Windom is 0-2 on the season.


Luv 110 723 5 -- 19 14 0

Win 131 202 0 -- 9 7 4

Wilmont 7, Milroy 2

WILMONT --In a seven-inning game, host Wilmont got all the runs it needed with a four-run first. Out-hitting Milroy 13-7, the Cardinals improved to 2-0 with the victory.

Steven Kremer went 3-for-3 at the plate with a home run and two RBI. Jay Scheidt had two hits with a double and two runs scored. Blake Rogers, Justin Saufley and Ryan Swanson all had two hits for Wilmont.

For the Irish, Dominic Dolan had a double and Isaac Dolan had two hits.

Saufley was the winning pitcher, going the full seven innings while walking two and striking out three. Tyler Peterson took the loss.


Milroy 010 100 0 -- 2 7 1

Wilmont 400 003 x -- 7 13 1

Jackson 7, Heron Lake 0

HERON LAKE --Tom Hady pitched seven solid innings to help lead Jackson to a First Nite League triumph. He struck out six batters and allowed just six hits and one walk over seven scoreless frames as the Bulls improved to 3-0.

Marcus Schultz went 3-for-5 with a double. Blaise Jacobsen and Boog Steiner both went 2-for-4 to contribute to the win.

Heron Lake's Ike Rogers had two hits.


Jac 001 002 130 -- 7 10 0

HL 000 000 000 -- 0 7 3