Area baseball: Cannon Falls 9-5, Kenyon-Wanamingo 3-2Thanks in part to a big day from Paul Rolfes, Cannon Falls swept a home doubleheader Monday.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Thanks in part to a big day from Paul Rolfes, Cannon Falls swept a home doubleheader Monday.
In the opener, Cannon Falls trailed 3-0 when it came to the plate in the bottom of the first. Braxton Lindow tripled and Rolfes followed with his first career home run to cut the deficit to one.
In the next inning, Nate Zibolski doubled, Noah Callister singled, Rolfes singled and Trevor Sullivan hit his team's second home run in as many innings to put the Bombers up 6-3. They never relinquished the lead.
Rolfes finished 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI in Game 1. He added a hit and an RBI in the nightcap.
"Paul Rolfes had quite a day in the two games with clutch hits, his big home run (and) great defensive plays to get us out of jams," Cannon Falls coach Bucky Lindow said in an email.
Michael Growette earned the win in the opener. After allowing three runs in the first, he settled in and lasted 6 2/3 innings. Sean Serres went six innings in the second game and picked up the win. He struck out four and walked three.
"Serres battled today and gave us some quality innings," coach Lindow said. "This was our fourth game in four days so it was a key time to get those innings."
Cannon Falls finished 8-4 in the Hiawatha Valley League Blue and improved its overall record to 12-7. The Bombers travel Thursday to Randolph.