Twice as nice: 2 games, 2 shutouts

Published 11:14 pm Saturday, July 27, 2013

Albert Lea’s Dylan See-Rockers gave the Albert Lea/Austin American Legion baseball team a big boost as they fought off elimination for the second time Saturday in an 8-0 win over Winona in a First District Elimination game in Marcusen Park Saturday.

See-Rockers struck out 10 in a two-hit shutout and he added 2-run home run over the left field fence in the fourth inning to put Albert Lea/Austin up 2-0.

See-Rockers had walked three hitters in the first inning, but he recovered to allow just six baserunners over the next eight innings.

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“I don’t know what happened. Something clicked, I felt confident again and I was throwing strikes again,” See-Rockers said. “I’ve been in a tremendous slump hitting. To get us on the board felt great.”

Albert Lea/Austin, which is now in the final four of the First District, broke the game open in the sixth inning when they tallied five runs. Steven Clennon singled in a run, Jonathan Fleek had a two-out, two-run single and Gabe Kasak singled in a run with two outs in the rally.

Albert Lea/Austin, which was seeded No. 6, will now look to keep its season alive against the Rochester Redhawks Sunday at 4 p.m. at Marcusen Park.

“We just played great today and we knew what we had to do was win. These guys are great and we’re going to keep it going,” See-Rockers said.

 Albert Lea/Austin 8, Winona 0

Albert Lea/Austin 000 215 000 — 8 12 1
Winona                000 000 000 — 0 2 0

WP — Dylan See-Rockers, 9 IP, 2 H, 6 BB, 0 R, 10 K, 1 HBP

Albert Lea/Austin hitting: Ethan Horstmann, 2-for-5; Jonathan Fleek, 3-for-5, 2 RBIs, 2 R; Gabe Kasak, 1-for-3, 2 RBIs; Marcus Stoulil, 2-for-3, double, BB; See-Rockers, 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 R, BB; Zach Huntley, 0-for-3, R, HBP; E.J. Thomas, 1-for-4, R; Steven Clennon, 2-for-4, double, RBI, 2 R; Tommy Olmsted, 0-for-3, BB; Chris Enderson, 0-for-1