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AREA BASEBALL:: Comets, Pec win; NG falls
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BLANCHARDVILLE - Pecatonica's baseball team had solid pitching all day from both starter Devin Jeglum and reliever Lee Vlasak and held off Cassville, 4-3, Friday.

Cassville scored three runs in the first inning, including a two-run home run by Cody Junk.

Pecatonica picked up a pair of runs in the inning. Vlasak walked to lead off the first, stole second and scored on a single by Milton Kurschner. Tannar Johnson (3-for-3) then drove in Kurschner with a single.

The Vikings added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Kurschner reached on an error and was sacrificed to second by Jeglum. On a dropped third strike, Kurschner moved to third and Bryan Daley took first. Head coach Jim Strommen had Daley steal second, and Johnson came through with another single.

"Tannar was really the story of the day on offense," Strommen said. Vlasak collected the Vikings' other hit.

Vlasak and Jeglum combined to strike out 10 hitters, while allowing five hits and three walks.

Albany 8, Monticello 3

ALBANY - Tyler Bauman struck out seven hitters and the Comets scored five runs with two outs in the fifth inning.

Monticello scored a run in each of the first, third and seventh innings.

Albany scored three more runs in the sixth to put the game away.

Tyler Ritschard took the loss, striking out six hitters in 5 2/3 innings. Corey McGowan came in to relieve Ritschard in the sixth.

Tyler Briggs was 3-4 for Albany. Teammates Phil Kauk and Mike Elmer each had a pair of hits. Jacob Marty was 2-3 for the Ponies.

Marshall 11,

New Glarus 1

NEW GLARUS - The Knights quickly lost a first-inning lead Friday.

Ryan Bright (2-4) scored in the home half of the first for New Glarus' only run, but Marshall scored nine runs over the next four innings.

The Knights were held to just five hits.

Kirbe French took the loss on the mound, allowing 10 hits and nine earned runs. New Glarus committed three errors.