Fairmont baseball routs St. Peter

ST. PETER — The Fairmont Cardinals erupted for 14 runs during the final three innings to transform a 4-3 deficit into a 17-4 Big South Conference baseball triumph over the St. Peter Saints on Saturday in St. Peter.

Ironically, the Cardinals rallied from a 9-3 deficit with seven runs in the seventh inning to nip the Saints during the two league rivals’ first clash of the season on May 1 at Herb Wolf Field.

Nate Kallenbach produced three RBIs behind a 3-for-4 performance, including a pair of doubles, to top Fairmont’s 14-hit effort.

Brady Allen generated three RBIs behind two hits for the Cardinals, while Sam Schwieger singled, doubled and knocked in one run.

Camren Saxton doubled home two runs for Fairmont, Daniel Reiter contributed a two-run single and Jacob Tennyson added an RBI hit.

The Cardinals plated four runs in the top of the fifth before producing five runs each in the sixth and seventh.

Schwieger allowed four runs — only one earned — on six hits, struck out one and did not issue a walk in five innings pitched to earn the victory.

Jordan Wolter walked one and gave up one hit in two shutout innings of relief for the Cardinals.

Fairmont (7-5) plays host to Blue Earth Area at 4 p.m. today in a rescheduled game at Herb Wolf Field.