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Prep baseball: Runs pour easily as Fairmont tweaks Worthington

BY AARON HAGEN The Globe WORTHINGTON -- There was no shortage of runs in Friday's baseball doubleheader between Worthington and Fairmont. The Cardinals scored four seventh-inning runs in Game 1 to take the 11-9 victory. In the second game, FHS wo...

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Worthington's Logan Huisman makes the play at second base in a baseball doubleheader against Fairmont Friday night in Worthington. (Aaron Hagen/The Globe)

BY AARON HAGEN

The Globe

WORTHINGTON -- There was no shortage of runs in Friday’s baseball doubleheader between Worthington and Fairmont.

The Cardinals scored four seventh-inning runs in Game 1 to take the 11-9 victory.

In the second game, FHS won 17-11.

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WHS took the early lead in the first game with three second-inning runs. The Trojans added two more in the third as Karter Honius and Brayden Donkersloot each had an RBI.

Fairmont answered in a big way in the fourth inning. All nine batters came to the plate, and when it was over, the Cardinals scored five times to tie the game. Sam Schwieger had a key two-run double in the inning for Fairmont.

However, the Trojans answered right back.

Austin Svalland doubled to lead off the inning and scored on a Turner Rogers’ sacrifice fly.

FHS scored two more in the fifth as Brady Allen scored on a wild pitch and Nate Kallenbach stole home.

But again, WHS answered in the bottom of the fifth.

With one out, Honius started the rally with a walk and Donkersloot followed with a single. With two outs, Will Brandner singled to plate a run. Svalland followed with a two-run single to give the Trojans back the lead, 9-7. Those would be the final runs of the game for WHS.

In the seventh, Kallenbach singled and scored on Jacob Tennyson’s single. Jordan Wolter added a key two-run single and later scored as the Cardinals took Game 1, 11-9.

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While the first game had a slow start offensively, the teams were able to put runs on the board in a big way in the nightcap.

Aided by walks on both sides, the teams combined to score 13 runs in the first two innings.

Tyler Linder had a two-run single for the Trojans in the first, while Rogers had a two-run single in the second. Logan Huisman drove in a run in the second.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals were keeping up with WHS. Nick Eversman drew a bases-loaded walk in the first and Tennyson followed with a two-run single. Wolter and Eversman each had an RBI in the second. Fairmont added three runs in the third as Eversman drove in two with a single. Only one run came across in the fourth for Fairmont before it added five in the fifth. Dan Reiter and Lance Becker each drove in two runs in the fifth for the Cardinals.

The Trojans took advantage of FHS errors in the fourth and fifth as they plated two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth.

Statistics from the second game were unavailable at presstime.

Game OneFairmont 000 520 4 -- 11 13 1Worthington 032 130 0 -- 9 13 5

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