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LQPV, Montevideo ousted in 3AA baseball

MARSHALL -- The Lac qui Parle Valley defense committed four errors that led to six unearned runs as the Eagles lost to New Ulm 7-4 in a Section 3AA baseball tournament elimination game Saturday.

LQPV (17-8) scored twice in the first inning on a throwing error. New Ulm answered with an earned run in the bottom of the first, which would end up being the only earned run Eagles starting pitcher Eric Paulson would give up.

Paulson singled in a run for LQPV in the second, then the Eagles tied the game 4-4 in the fourth. Baxter DuFrane dropped down a suicide squeeze bunt with the bases loaded, but it was the only run LQPV would get.

New Ulm (19-5) scored three more unearned runs for the win.

Paulson led LQPV with three hits, and allowed seven hits with five strikeouts and two walks on the mound in seven innings.

New Ulm 7, LQPV 4

LQPV 210 100 0 -- 4 5 4

New Ulm 103 201 x -- 7 7 2

HITTING - Lac qui Parle Valley: Eric Paulson 3-for-4, rbi; Baxter DuFrane 1-for-3, rbi; Cory Wildung 1-for-3 ... New Ulm: Kyle Fischer 2-for-4, 2 runs; Zach Hoffman 1-for-3, 2b; Garrett Fischer 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Dalton Deinhart 1-for-1; Bryan Kehren 2-for-3, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lac qui Parle Valley: Eric Paulson (L) 6-7-7-1-2-5 ... New Ulm: Garrett Fischer (W) 513-5-4-2-5-8; Zach Mohr (S) 123-0-0-0-0-0

Fairmont 11, Montevideo 5

Eight players had at least one hit for the Thunder Hawks (7-17), led by Troy Hendrickson with two.

Josh Fenske pitched the last 513 innings and gave up five runs, but none were earned as Montevideo committed four errors.

Montevideo 011 111 0 -- 5 9 4

Fairmont 820 001 x -- 11 10 0

HITTING - Montevideo: Jerad Schmitt 1-for-3; Tyler Ruether 1-for-1; Joe Bednar 1-for-3, rbi; Troy Hendrickson 2-for-3; Christian Brabender 1-for-2, rbi; Mitch Christensen 1-for-4, rbi; Andy Schultz 1-for-3, rbi; Colton Vien 1-for-2, rbi ... Fairmont: Richie Haycraft 2-for-3, 2b, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Logan Peymann 2-for-4, rbi; Mark Origer 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Joey Fitzgerald 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Colton Vien (L) 23-3-6-5-3-0; Josh Fenske 513-7-5-0-2-1 ... Fairmont: Logan Peymann 2-2-1-1-4-5; Brennan Holm (W) 2-4-3-3-3-0; Joey Fitzgerald (S) 3-3-1-1-2-2