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Baseball: Irish swept by North, Apple Valley

The Rosemount baseball team couldn't get the offense it needed to avoid a doubleheader sweep at the hands of visiting Apple Valley Monday afternoon.

The Irish had 12 hits in Game 1, but couldn't add on to their early 3-0 lead as the Eagles rallied for three runs in the sixth and won the game with a go-ahead single in the top of the 11th. Anthony Winters had three hits in Game 2, but the rest of the lineup combined to go 1 for 23 and strike out 10 times in a 3-1 setback.

The Irish were also swept 9-6 and 11-0 Friday at Lakeville North, leaving them 8-10 overall and 8-9 in the South Suburban Conference heading into the final game of the regular season, which was Tuesday at Lakeville North. The Section 3AAA tournament begins tomorrow.

Vs. Apple Valley

The Irish opened the scoring in the fourth inning of Game 1 when Brian Rogers singled and scored on a Cole Northwick single. Winters knocked in Northwick to make it 2-0.

Apple Valley rallied with three runs in the sixth against starter Luke Dahl, who left after seven with four walks and five strikeouts. Alex Hassebroek held the Eagles in check in the eighth, ninth and tenth before allowing a run on two hits in the 11th.

Dahl also led the offense with three hits in four at bats. Northwick and Jordan Turner each added a pair of singles and Rogers, Danny?Farris, Chris Bauer and Matt Thaden each recorded one hit.

Apple Valley took an early lead in Game 2 with a run in the first against Jake Schulze. The Eagles managed just four hits over six innings against Schulze, but scored two more unearned runs on a sixth-inning error. Schulze allowed four hits and struck out five.

Winters tripled and singled twice in three at bats and drove in the Irish's lone run. Thaden added a single.