JACKSON - Back-to-back Region 13C amateur baseball crowns.
Right-hander Shaun McGuire hurled a complete-game gem and Adam Schmidt slugged a two-run homer to guide the Fairmont Martins to a 7-3 victory over the Jackson Bulls for the regional crown on Friday night at Wacker Field.
Fairmont (29-6), which earned a first-round bye, opens the Class 'C' state tournament at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud.
The Martins will face either the Region 5 runner-up or the third-place team from Region 15.
McGuire recorded 12 strikeouts, while allowing three runs on seven hits in nine innings of work to earn the victory.
Jon Ellis went 3-for-4 with a triple and a double to top the Martins' 10-hit attack, while Aaron Siefken and Schmidt each went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Siefken also swiped three bases.
Ian Bents delivered an RBI single for Fairmont, while teammates Max Waletich and McGuire chipped in one hit each.