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Trojan baseball team gains split in St. Peter

ST. PETER -- After being shut out 8-0 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, the Worthington Trojans baseball team demolished host St. Peter 14-4 in the second game while opening its regular season.

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ST. PETER -- After being shut out 8-0 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, the Worthington Trojans baseball team demolished host St. Peter 14-4 in the second game while opening its regular season.

In the first game, the Trojans were blanked over seven innings on a two-hitter. Danny Pavelko and Brock Burns had the only hits, both singles. Nathan Van Orman started on the mound and went just two innings. The Saints scored five runs in the second frame, helped by five walks and one hit batter.

But in the second game, the Trojans came alive with 13 hits over five innings. Tate Gaul had three hits and an RBI. Van Orman had three hits and two RBIs. Pavelko had a hit and two RBIs.

Blake Ahrenstorff was the starting pitcher, but he was pulled early due to injury. Pavelko hurled two innings and was the winning pitcher. Jake Brandner also pitched.

The Trojans had smarter at bats in the second game, said head coach Skyler Wenninger.

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"I think it just took us a game to get used to being outside and playing baseball again," he said.

First game

Worthington 000 000 0 -- 0 2 4

St. Peter 150 020 x -- 8 5 1

Second game

St. Peter 002 02 -- 4 2 5

Worthington 082 2 2 -- 14 13 0

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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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