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Fairmont clips WHS baseball team, 17-8

The host Fairmont Cardinals scored three or more runs in each of the second, third, fourth and fifth innings Thursday to beat visiting Worthington 17-8 in high school baseball.

FAIRMONT -- The host Fairmont Cardinals scored three or more runs in each of the second, third, fourth and fifth innings Thursday to beat visiting Worthington 17-8 in high school baseball.

Worthington, however, led 6-1 after an inning and a half, having scored five times in the top of the second.

Jake Brandner, Tate Gaul and Isaiah Noble all saw pitching action for the Trojans. Brandner took the loss after getting touched for 10 runs (three were unearned) in three innings. Gaul pitched an inning and two-thirds and gave up seven runs (four earned). Noble held the Cardinals hitless in 1.1 innings, striking out two with no walks.

At the plate, Kent Lais led the Worthingtonians, collecting three hits in four at bats. One of his hits was a double.

Worthington is scheduled to host Pipestone Area Friday in a 5:30 p.m. start.

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R-H-E

Worthington 150 020 0 -- 8 11 4

Fairmont 136 340 x -- 17 11 0

Doug Wolter joined the Worthington Globe in December of 1983 as a sports reporter. He later became sports editor, and then news editor and managing editor. In 2006 he moved to Mankato with his wife, Sandy, and served as an editor at the Mankato Free Press. In 2013 he and Sandy returned to Worthington to take up the job of sports editor at The Globe, and they have been in Worthington since.

Doug can be reached at dwolter@dglobe.com.
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