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Marshall's Jacobson fires perfect game at Worthington baseball team

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WORTHINGTON -- In a determined effort to play a baseball game, the Worthington Trojans hosted Marshall on Tuesday.

Temperatures were in the mid-30s, the wind blew, and the only thing hot was Marshall Tigers left-handed pitcher Charlie Jacobson, who pitched a perfect game over five innings in a 10-0 MHS rout. Jacobson allowed no hits, walked no one, and struck out 10 batters as his team scored in all five innings.

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The Trojans, who last saw game action one week earlier in a doubleheader sweep of St. Peter, fell to 2-2 on the season. Jacobson, throwing mostly fastballs, struck out all three batters he faced in the first inning and was in complete control of the Worthingtonians throughout.

To face the Tigers on Tuesday, the Trojans threw their ace, right-handed senior Jake Brandner. But Brandner struggled with his control in the cold weather, walking four batters and hitting another in 2.1 innings of work. Four hits and six runs were charged to him.

Two Marshall runs scored in the top of the first inning after two hits and a walk loaded the bases. A hit batter and another base on balls plated the runs.

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A Texas-league RBI single by Jacobson into left-field scored a run in the second, but Brandner got out of the inning without further damage with the bases loaded. A sharp two-run single by left-handed hitter Tyler Maeyaert down the first base line in the third inning scored runs four and five, and Tucker Brandner came in to pitch next for the home team.

Tucker’s deliveries caused one more run to cross in the third frame. The Tigers added two runs in the fourth and two runs in the fifth off the third Worthington pitcher, Cooper McCoy.

Worthington is scheduled to play Fairmont in Fairmont Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Marshall 213 22 -- 10-9-0

Worthington 000 00 -- 0-0-3

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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