Martins win three through weekend
MOUNTAIN LAKE – The Fairmont Martins came away with three wins in three weekend matchups.
The Martins started the weekend with a 10-4 win against New Ulm on Friday, then beat Mountain Lake 7-0 in a seven-inning game and 13-0 in a run-rule shortened, five-inning game in Mountain Lake during doubleheader action Sunday.
In Game 1 Sunday, the Martins got a lead early, scoring in the top of the opening frame. Fairmont then scored three runs in the fourth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh.
Luke Becker, Spencer Chirpich and Adam Schmidt led the way for the Martins’ offense with two hits each, while Jack Waletich, Tyler Tennyson and Derek Shoen each had an RBI.
Matt Lytle pitched a seven-inning complete game shutout, striking out 12, while allowing four hits and walking one.
In Game 2, the Martins jumped way ahead with a six-run second inning, then continued the offensive outburst with two in the third and five in the fourth, leading to a run-rule shortened, five-inning game.
Blake Crawmer led the Martins’ offense with three hits and four RBIs, while Shoen and Schmidt each had two RBIs.
Paxton Gravlin pitched all five innings for the Martins, shutting out Mountain Lake and striking out 10 batters, while allowing three hits and walking four.
In their first matchup of the weekend, the Martins took a 10-4 win over the New Ulm Brewers on Friday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.
The Martins got on the board early with four runs in the first inning, then built to a 9-0 lead with five runs between the fourth and fifth innings.
New Ulm scored three in the sixth to start battling back, but could only muster one more run, while the Martins scored one more as well.
Waletich had two hits and three runs scored for the Martins, while Luke Becker had a run scored.
Shoen added a hit and three RBIs, while Levi Becker had two hits and an RBI.
Ethan Hurn added two hits and two RBIs to the Martins’ offense, while Chirpich and Tennyson each had three hits and Tennyson added two RBIs.
Judd Davis led the Brewers’ offense with two hits and two RBIs, while Justin Hoffman had two hits.
Shoen collected the win for the Martins, pitching the first five innings and allowing no runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out six.
Adam Schmidt pitched the final four innings for the save, allowing four runs on three hits and four walks. Schmidt added four strikeouts to his performance.
Adam Slander took the loss for the Brewers, pitching 4 1/3 innings and allowing nine runs — six earned — on 11 hits and two walks.
Wyatt Peterson came on for the next 3 2/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks, while Jaden Domeier pitched the final inning and allowed one walk, while striking out two.
Game 1 (Friday)
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Game 2 (Sunday)
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MNTL 000 000 0 — 0 4 2
Game 3 (Sunday)
MNTL 000 00 — 0 3 2
FMT 062 5x — 13 7 0