Bethlehem Academy Senior Signs to Play Baseball at Wartburg
Aiden Tobin, senior at Faribault Bethlehem Academy signed a National Letter of Intent today to play baseball at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.
Tobin played football at BA and wrestled for the Faribault Falcons so he was blessed to probably be able to choose a sport to play at a small college. He told KDHL his love has always been baseball.
Wartburg is a member of the American Rivers Conference which currently is comprised of nine schools in baseball. The Knights are currently 18-11 overall, 8-4 in legue play in second place behind Buena Vista College.
Tobin will be pursuing a degree in engineering. He says the main reason he chose Wartburg was their excellent engineering program.
His favorite aspect of baseball is fielding. "I could do that all day." Tobin told us.
His Head Coach Charlie Lechtenberg says "Aiden is a very coachable guy and Wartburg will love having him on their team."
Tobin had a good day at the plate but the Falcons baseball team had a rough season opener today in the field. Faribault committed 8 errors in their game.
They traveled to Rochester Mayo to play the Spartans at Mayo Field. The game was supposed to be in Faribault but Head Coach Charlie Lechtenberg told us the game was moved because Bell Field just wasn't ready.
Mayo won the game 15-2 in five innings on a windy, cold day.
Tobin finished the game with 2 of the team's 5 hits and knocked in both their runs while batting third in the lineup. Both of his hits were doubles.
After a 1-1 first inning the Spartans put 8 runs on the board in the second inning and scored in every inning.
Senior Hunter Nelson started the game on the mound going the first 1.1/3 innings, allowing 5 runs, 3 earned. Nelson gave up 2 hits, tallied 1 strikeout with 4 walks. He threw 44 pitches to the 11 batters he faced.
Brad Sartor threw 1.2/3 innings, Mayo touched him for 4 hits, 5 runs, 0 earned with 3 strikeouts, 2 walks, 47 pitches to 13 batters.
Ayden Qualley threw an inning and Hudson Dillon also pitched an inning for Faribault. Qually gave up 1 hit, struck out 1 batter, walked 3, allowed 1 run throwing 25 pitches to 7 batters.
Dillon faced 13 batters while throwing 21 pitches. He allowed 2 hits, 4 runs, 0 earned with 1 strikeout.
Brad Sartor had two hits for Faribault and Hunter Dillon collected the other hit.
Three Rochester Mayo players had multi-hit days.
Spartans senior Kyle Prindle threw 71 pitches over 5 innings with 5 hits, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts. He was 15 of 20 in first pitch strikes.
He helped at the plate with 2 hits, 1 walk, 3 RBI. Senior Jonah Alleckson had 3 hits, a walk, an RBI.
Junior Ian Regal finished the game at the plate with 2 hits, 3 RBI, 1 walk.
Rochester Mayo had 3 stolen bases in the win.
The Spartans (2-0) started their season with a 5-0 victory over Northfield last Saturday in Rochester.
Faribault's home opener is scheduled for Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Mayo hosts Rochester Century 5:00 p.m. Friday.
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