Clay Olson with the winning rbl against Lewiston-Altura...a sacrifice fly to centerfield.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Clay Olson with the winning rbl against Lewiston-Altura...a sacrifice fly to centerfield.
Clay Olson with the winning rbl against Lewiston-Altura...a sacrifice fly to centerfield.

Clay Olson with the winning rbl against Lewiston-Altura...a sacrifice fly to centerfield.
Fillmore Central/Lanesboro stroked out 12 hits against Lewiston-Altura, and avenged a regular season drubbing, beating the Cardinals 8-6, and a spot in the Section 1A Tournament.

Leading the way in the hitting department were Cal Larson (3), Dan Gatzke (2), Clay Olson (2), Nick Powell (2), Niko Anderson, Jake Tammel and Garrett Boggs.

The Falcons took a 4-0 lead in the first inning with a two-out rally. Jake Tammel capped off the inning with a double and two rbi's. Also collecting hits in that opening inning were Clay Olson and Cal Larson. Scoring the runs were Andy Love (walk), Kirby O'Connor (running for Clay Olson), Larson and Nick Powell (walk). Larson also had an rbi, while Love scored on an error by the right fielder.

FC/L scored two more runs in the third inning on consecutive hits by Olson, Larson and Powell. Powell knocked in both of the runs with a double to deep left-center.

Lewiston-Altura tied the score in the fifth inning and it looked like the momentum had shifted to the #3 seeded Cardinals. But a "single, hit-batter, single, sacrifice-fly and hit," later, and the Falcons had regained the "mo" and a two-run lead that would hold-on 'til the end of the game.

Nick Ebner pitched the first six innings and collected the win. Ebner gave up six runs, five earned, seven hits and two walks. He struck out three. Josh Jones pitched the final inning and recorded a save. Jones walked one and struck out the final two L-A batters to secure the FC/L win.

The win moved the Falcons into the Section 1A tournament and a game against the West runner-up, Hayfield.

Following the win, the FC/L players "flew" out of the dugout and mobbed Josh Jones, celebrating the win.