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Fairmont baseball wins pair at Windom Invite

WINDOM — The Fairmont Cardinals baseball team extended its winning streak to five in a row by capturing two games on Saturday in Windom.

Tyson Geerdes doubled and scored the game-winning run via a walk-off, bases-loaded walk issued to Eli Anderson with no outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel Fairmont to a 4-3 victory over the Blue Earth Area Bucs.

Geerdes smacked a key pinch-hit double to trigger the Cardinals’ extra-inning comeback, Daniel Reiter reached on an error and Blake Buntjer was intentionally walked to load the bases. Anderson then collected an RBI walk to end the game.

Dustin Schultz went 2-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored to top Fairmont’s six-hit effort, while Cale Steuber, Dalen Keltgen and Nick Eversman chipped in singles. Eversman and Joey Flohrs each scored a run for the Cardinals.

Eversman pitched two hitless and scoreless innings of relief to earn the victory. Eversman struck out one and did not issue a walk.

Jacob Tennyson pitched one hitless and shutout inning of relief with one strikeout, while starter Zach Jorgensen worked five frames for FHS. He gave up three runs on three hits, walked three and fanned one.

Caelan Sanders went 2-for-3 with one RBI to top the Bucs’ five-hit effort, while Gavin Storbeck singled, scored once and drove in one run. Hunter Bleess and Anders Fering supplied one hit apiece for BEA.

Storbeck gave up one run on two hits and walked two in 1/3 of an inning of relief to take the loss for the Bucs. Sanders started on the mound, giving up one unearned run on three hits in 4 2/3 innings of work. Sanders struck out two and walked three.

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Winning run scored with no outs in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Fairmont 9, Windom Area 1 — Daniel Reiter delivered a pivotal bases-loaded triple in the top of the sixth inning with two outs to spearhead the Cardinals’ eight-run triumph over the Eagles on Saturday in Windom.

Reiter finished with a game-best four RBIs and scored a run, while Tyson Geerdes doubled, collected two RBIs and scored once for Fairmont.

Jacob Tennyson doubled home a run and scored once, while Jack Hested singled home another run for the Cardinals.

Zac Ringnell doubled, was hit by a pitch and scored two runs for Fairmont, Nick Eversman singled and scored, Dalen Keltgen tallied a hit, Dustin Schultz crossed the plate twice, while Cale Steuber added one RBI.

Cardinal starting pitcher Dan Brummond allowed one run on five hits, struck out three and walked one in 4 1/3 innings to net the win. Eversman gave up one hit in 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief to pocket the save.

Fairmont (8-2) plays host to St. Peter at 5:30 p.m. today at Herb Wolf Field.

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Prep Softball

Windom Invite

The Martin County West Mavericks posted a 1-2 record, while the Fairmont Cardinals went winless during their three-game span during Saturday’s tournament in Windom.

Martin County West 8, Fairmont 5 — Emily Dunlop produced two RBIs on the strength of three hits to help the Mavericks outslug the Cardinals in second-round action.

Dani Nelson and Alyssa Williamson each singled, doubled and drove in one run each for MCW, while Madison Klima contributed an RBI single.

Williamson allowed five runs on seven hits, fanned four and walked three in seven innings of work to earn the complete-game win.

Jen Moeller produced two hits, including a double, and drove in one run for Fairmont, while Cambrie Anderson collected two singles.

Taylor Crissinger delivered an RBI single, while Jordan Ehlert and Macey Bearson chipped in hits for the Cardinals.

Kaitlyn Freese gave up eight runs on nine hits, struck out eight and walked two in seven innings of work to take the loss for Fairmont.

Windom Area 6, MCW 5 (6 innings) — Jenna Brockman delivered the game-winning RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to cap the Eagles’ three-run rally to edge the Mavericks in first-round action.

Brockman finished with three hits and three RBIs for Windom Area, while Allison Letcher generated two hits and one RBI.

Ellie Maricle gave up five runs on five hits, struck out five and walked one in six innings pitched to net the complete-game win for Windom.

Emily Dunlop collected three RBIs on the strength of two hits, including a triple, while Madison Klima netted three hits for MCW.

Williamson allowed six runs on 12 hits, fanned three and walked two in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss for the Mavericks.

New Ulm Cathedral 10, MCW 7 (6 innings) — Megan Haala collected three RBIs via three hits to power the Greyhounds past the Mavericks in a time-shortened tourney game.

NUC ace hurler Josie Pautzke allowed seven runs on 10 hits and struck out four in going the distance to earn the complete-game win.

Dani Nelson and Alyssa Williamson each generated two hits apiece, with Nelson collecting two RBIs and Williamson one RBI to top MCW.

Karlee Thiesse tripled home a run for the Mavericks, while Emily Dunlop added an RBI single.

MCW starter Shaylynn Anderson allowed nine runs on seven hits, walked 11 and struck out four in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss.

Martin County West (7-4) travels to Nicollet on Tuesday night.

NUC 4, Fairmont 3 — Josie Pautzke belted a home run to help the Greyhounds squeeze by the Cardinals during tourney action Saturday in Windom.

Sydney Hainy went 2-for-3 to top Fairmont’s offense, while Chloe Murphy, Hailey Meyers and Jordan Ehlert supplied one hit apiece. Taylor Crissinger, Maddy Moeller and Cambrie Anderson each produced one RBI.

Ehlert allowed four runs — three earned — on four hits, struck out three and walked three in seven innings pitched to absorb the loss.

Windom Area 3, Fairmont 0 — Emily Maricle hurled a complete-game three-hit shutout to steer the Eagles past the Cardinals in third-round action.

Jen Moeller, Taylor Crissinger and Hailey Meyers collected Fairmont’s only hits on the game.

Jordan Ehlert gave up three runs on three hits, recorded 10 strikeouts and did not issue a walk in seven innings of work to take the loss for the Cardinals.

Fairmont (2-8) travels to Blue Earth Area today for a 5:30 p.m. game.

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