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BEA baseball splits twinbill, softball takes first wins

BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs claimed the first game of a doubleheader against Pipestone Arrows on Monday in Blue Earth.

Anthony Carr had a stellar start to claim the win for the Bucs in the opening game, throwing six innings and allowing one run on three hits and three walks, while striking out one to garner the Bucs’ 4-1 win. Logan O’Hara came on for the save, throwing the final inning without a baserunner or strikeout.

Jayden Houselog pitched all six innings for Pipestone, allowing four runs on six hits and five walks, while striking out eight.

Anders Fering had one hit for the Bucs, while Luke Mertens had two doubles and two RBIs.

O’Hara added a double and two runs scored for the BEA offense, while Kean Hicks had a double and two RBIs.

Luke Schonborn added a double to the Bucs’ efforts.

The teams swapped home and away for the second half of the twinbill.

Parker Myers pitched three no-hit innings for the Bucs, striking out four and walking five before Taylor Davids came on for three innings of relief.

Davids kept the no-hit shutout going through five, but a leadoff double and the Bucs’ two errors on the game allowed two unearned runs to score to build Pipestone’s 2-0 win.

Austin Johnson hurled a complete-game shutout for the Arrows, allowing one hit and three walks, while striking out six.

Hicks had BEA’s lone hit in Game 2.

BEA (9-2) travels to Luverne for another twinbill at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Fairmont 15, Worthington 5 — The Fairmont Martins claimed a 10-run win in their first game of the year Sunday in Fairmont.

Matt Lytle pitched five no-hit innings for the Martins, striking out nine and walking one to garner the win.

Luke Becker had three hits, including two doubles, and five RBIs, while Lance Becker went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

Kaiden Musser had two doubles, while Adam Schmidt had two RBIs.

Levi Becker, Lincoln Becker, Jack Kosbab and Dalen Keltgen each had a hit.

The Martins (1-0) wait until 2 p.m. Sunday for their next matchup when they hit the road to Heron Lake.

Softball

Blue Earth Area 18 (9), Redwood Valley 11 (7) — Bucs’ head coach Rachel Jacobson claimed the first two wins of her varsity tenure Monday in Redwood Falls.

BEA claimed Game 1 of the doubleheader 18-11, then took Game 2 9-7.

In the first game, Kylee Eckmann doubled and collected two RBIs, while Olivia Dutton hit a single and a double, while bringing in two RBIs.

Rozanne Quintero went 3-for-5 from the plate, while Taylor Klabunde hit an RBI single.

Clara Ziegler added two hits to the Bucs’ offensive effort.

Ziegler then led the BEA offense in Game 2 with two hits and three RBIs, while Eckmann and McKenna Dutton each went 2-for-3.

Ashlyn Klinkner hit an RBI single for the Bucs.

BEA (2-9) hit the road to face Fairmont at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

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