ST. PAUL — Mesabi Range played two solid games in St. Paul Sunday, but they just couldn’t close the deal against Rochester or Century College.
In the opener, Rochester rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to knock off Mesabi Range, 4-2, Sunday at the University of Northwestern.
The Norsemen scored a run in the bottom of the first and another in the fourth, but could not hold off the Yellowjackets.
Mesabi’s Blake Warner fueled the Norse attack with two hits and one RBI, while Matt Salters added a hit and one RBI. Christian Houle, Brad MacDougall, Joe Wenzel, and Tom Norman also added hits.
Kody Lindgren started on the hill and went five innings, he fanned six batters and walked five. He allowed one earned run on six hits. Kyle Peterson and Tyler Mathison pitched one inning each. Peterson allowed three earned runs on four hits, while Mathison gave up one hit.
Mitch McMurl threw six innings of six-hit ball for Rochester, while reliever Gannon Hank got the win after going the final inning and allowing just one hit.
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At St. Paul, the Wood Ducks put up runs in five out of six innings Sunday en route to a 6-3 victory over Mesabi Range.
The Norsemen tallied a run in the third and two more in the fifth and the team put together five hits in the contest.
Leading the offense for Mesabi Range was Salters with two hits and two RBI, along with Taylor Allen, Houle and MacDougall each with a hit.
On the hill, Jarod Opsahl took the loss after throwing six innings. He allowed six runs on five hits, walked four and struck out three.