By Nick Gerhardt
Faribault 2, Stewartville-Racine 0
Matt Lane was masterful on the mound Sunday in the final at Joe Schleper Stadium in Shakopee for Faribault in a 2-0 win over Stewartville-Racine.
Lane allowed just three hits, struck out nine, walked two and got the Lakers through to the next round.
Dylan Valentyn had a pair of hits and Ryan Archambault drove in a run for Faribault, which is seeking another deep run in the tournament after finishing in the final eight last season. The Lakers fell to Lake Henry in that game and Lake Henry finished second. This season Lake Henry exited after its first game of the tournament after losing to Jackson Saturday.
Sharks’ starter Tyler Schmitz nearly matched Lane in his eight innings of work. Schmitz allowed just one earned run on nine hits. He struck out seven and walked none.
Mitch Johnson finished 2-for-3 for Faribault, which took a 1-0 lead in the second inning and added a run in the fifth.
Faribault will face Mora Sunday at 5 p.m. in New Prague.
Maple Lake 5, Windom 0
Maple Lake took care of business in routine fashion to beat Windom 5-0 Sunday in Shakopee.
Mitch Wurm twirled a gem of a game for the Lakers to help lead them to victory. Wurm went six innings, allowed no runs on just two hits, struck out three and walked none.
The Lakers scored two in the bottom of the first and added two runs in the fourth to build a comfortable lead. They tacked on one more run in the bottom of the eighth and finished with eight hits.
Brian Redemske drove in three runs, finished 1-for-2 and Wurm added an RBI. Wurm finished 2-for-3 with a run and Riley Decker went 2-for-3 with a run.
The Pirates finished with just three hits. Luke Gilbertson had two of them and went 2-for-3. Danny Kneeland had one hit.
Maple Lake will face Midway Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Shakopee.
Lastrup 4, Waterville 3
Lastrup outlasted Waterville to pull off a 4-3 victory Sunday in Shakopee.
The Lakers fell behind 2-0 and 3-1 before chipping away. Lastrup drew within one run after the top of the sixth and got two in the top of the seventh to go ahead.
Paul Herman went 2-for-5 with an RBI and Reggie Litke drove in a pair of runs and finished 1-for-2 with a run. Reese Kapsner also had a pair of hits, drove in one and scored a run.
Preston Rocheleau threw three shutout innings in relief. He allowed just two runs, walked one and struck out three for Lastrup. Rocheleau came on for Chad Weiss, who threw six innings for the Lakers. Weiss gave up three runs, two earned, on three hits. He walked one and struck out five.
The Indians finished with five hits with Dalton Grose getting two of them. Ben Boran went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a pair of runs to lead Waterville.
Luke Sellner threw the first seven innings for the Indians. He gave up four runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out two. Grose threw the final two innings in relief. He did not allow a hit, walked one and struck out one.
The Lakers advance to face Hutchinson next Sunday at 5 p.m. against Hutchinson in Shakopee.