USC advances again

Published 8:50 am Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Rebel’s boys’ baseball team avenged a regular season loss to Mankato-Loyola and advanced to the double-elimination round of the Section 2A Tournament, with an 8-3 pounding Tuesday at Franklin Rodgers Park in Mankato.

A.J. Dreyer led all batters, going 4-for-4 with a double and four RBIs, including a line drive homerun hit over the right field wall, 340 feet from home plate.

Dreyer also started the game on the mound and allowed one earned run in four innings.

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“A.J. threw a great game,” head coach Pat Frank said. “He swung the bat like man, too.”

Dustin Dylla went 2-for-4 with a double and bases-clearing triple in the seventh inning and Anthony Stenzel scored two runs while going 1-for-2 with a double.

The win puts USC (13-8) among the final four teams in the section tournament.

“This was a huge win for our town and our baseball team,” Frank said. “We had a lot of people up there watching.”

The Rebels will play Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (20-1) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Frankling Rodgers Park.

USC 8, Mankato 3

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