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Six games in seven days for CF

by Mike Dalton

The Cannon Falls High School baseball team ran its win total to nine after a busy week in which they played six games in seven days.

Cannon lost to Kasson-Mantorville Tuesday, May 7, by a score of 5-4. K-M scored four runs in the first two innings.

Levi Prestegard pitched well after escaping a 3-run 2nd inning. He struck out nine and gave up five hits.

Noah Callister was 3-4, Hunter Blakeslee 2-4 with an RBI and a double, and Brock Peterson had a career day at the plate, going 3-3 with two home runs, a double and three RBI.

The Bombers bounced back against Byron Wednesday, winning 8-7 in extra innings.

Blakeslee got the win in relief of Clay Broze, who went the first four innings. They combined for eight strikeouts.

Paul Rolfes was 1-3 with a double, Ian Althoff 2-4, Callister 1-3 with a double, Blakeslee 1-4 with a double and two RBI, Peterson 3-4 with three RBI, Tanner Jackson 1-4 with two RBI, and Bryce Boyle-Hoban 1-3.

Cannon Falls swept a doubleheader from Triton Friday, winning 3-2 and 9-0.

Junior Taylor Carlson got the win in game one, striking out seven over six innings. He gave up seven hits and walked one.

Blakeslee was 1-3 with a double, Callister 1-2, and Peterson 1-2 with a double and two RBI. The winning run scored when Paul Rolfes was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

CF banged out 11 hits in the nightcap, and Callister went six innings for the pitching win.

Bailey Mills was 1-1 with a double, Blakeslee 2-3 with a double and four RBI, Rolfes 1-3, Callister 3-3, Althoff 1-4, Jackson 2-3, Broze 1-1 with an RBI, and Boyle-Hoban 1-3 with a double.

Callister struck out six and scattered three hits. "It took us awhile to get going offensively, but then had big innings in the 4th and 5th," commented coach Bucky Lindow.

The Bombers faced DeLaSalle Saturday at Parade Stadium in Minneapolis, but came home with a 3-1 loss.

Austin Jacobs and Derek Johnson pitched well, but key two-out hits the Bombers have been coming up with just didn't happen, Lindow said. "The trip to Minneapolis and a game at Parade Stadium was a great experience that will pay off for us sometime as the season goes on," he said.

Rolfes, Callister, Jackson, Prestegard and Boyle-Hoban all had one hit each.

Kenyon-Wanamingo's Alex Roosen threw a nice game against the Bombers Monday, striking out 13 in a 6-0 K-W win.

Peterson went 2-3, Althoff 1-2 and Jackson 1-3. K-W touched starter Prestegard for five unearned runs in the 5th.

The Bombers are 9-4 overall, and 7-2 in the HVL Blue Division. They faced Kenyon again Tuesday, then host Goodhue in a doubleheader on Friday, May 17. They go to Lourdes Saturday.

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