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Sleepy Eye crushes Worthington in opening game

July 27, 2012
Jeremy Behnke - Journal Sports Editor ( , The Journal

FAIRMONT - Before Sleepy Eye pitcher Jordan Anderson took the mound on Thursday for the District 2 American Legion baseball playoffs, it had been about two weeks since he last pitched.

Anderson shook off any rust he had, leading his team to a 9-2 win over Worthington Thursday.

Sleepy Eye scored all nine of its runs in the first two innings, giving Anderson more than enough run support. Anderson went all nine innings, allowing two runs and five hits. He struck out five.

"I haven't pitched for probably two weeks, so I've had a lot of rest," Anderson said. "I had a little trouble I?think with control early, but I shook off the rust pretty good."

Anderson didn't need to worry about run support as his teammates backed him with plenty of that.

"Yeah, it takes the pressure off right away," he said.

Meanwhile, Worthington starting pitcher Nate Jensen wasn't as fortunate. He lasted only 1 1/3 innings in the loss and was responsible for all nine runs.

Offensively, Sleepy Eye was led by Adam Sellner, who was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Scott Salfer was 2-for-5 with an RBI and Kyle Krzmarzick was 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a double. Sleepy Eye finished the game with 11 hits and both teams committed four errors.



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