Lakers edge Mallards in pitchers' duel

After being rained out on Sunday, Faribault's Matt Lane and Montgomery's Johnny Krocak squared off in a pitcher's duel Monday, with both taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning. The Lakers' Mitch Johnson got the game's first hit in the bottom of the fifth with a leadoff double and he eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Mike Carpentier for the game's only run as Faribault defeated Montgomery 1-0. The Mallards got their first hit in the sixth on a bunt single by Aaron Dwyer.

Faribault advances to the winner's bracket in the double-elimination tournament, with Montgomery playing in the loser's bracket.
Faribault joins New Market, St. Patrick and Prior Lake in the winner's bracket. Montgomery joins New Prague, St. Benedict and Lonsdale in the loser's bracket.

Second round games:
Tuesday, July 30
Faribault vs. New Market in Veseli, 7:30 p.m. (winner to state)
New Prague vs. St. Benedict in Jordan, 7:30 p.m. (loser eliminated)

Wednesday, July 31
Prior Lake vs. St. Patrick in Jordan, 7:30 p.m. (winner to state)
Lonsdale at Montgomery, 8 p.m. (loser eliminated)

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