A tale of two Mayo baseball teams: VFW wins, Legion loses

(ABC 6 News) — Monday was a tale of two Mayo baseball teams.

The elder legion team known as the Rochester Redhawks was in control for a majority of the second-round playoff game against Stewartville.

They took a 2-0 victory into the bottom of the seventh, but Stewartville’s Colton Parker and Owen Sikkink both hit RBI singles to tie the game and force it into extra innings.

After playing to a stalemate for three innings, the Redhawks broke through again on an RBI single from Zach Cordan in the top of the 11th. In the bottom of the inning, Stewartville tied the game on a throwing error from Kyle Prindle. They would later win the game on an RBI single from Brady Pickett.

Stewartville will face the top-seeded Rochester A’s (Century’s alter-ego) — who got beat Byron 5-4 in their second-round matchup — on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

As for the Mayo VFW team, they climbed back from an early 4-run deficit to end the three-game series with Albert Lea and win the division championship. Ethan La Brash led the team with 3 RBIs, Alec Sadowy had 2 as the Spartans scored seven runs combined in the fifth and sixth innings to get the 12-10 victory.

The VFW team advances to the district playoffs, where they will face Winona on the road this Saturday.