The Wanamingo Jacks are streaking again. After starting off the season with four straight wins, their new trend is up to three games.

Wanamingo (8-3, 4-3 Twin Rivers) picked up a 14-6 win Wednesday at Pine Island, won 10-6 Saturday vs. the Austin Greyhounds and 6-2 Sunday vs. the Owatonna Aces.

The 14 runs against Pine Island (1-2, 1-2 Twin Rivers) beat the Jacks’ previous season high of 11. It was also the most allowed by the Pioneers.

It wasn’t an easy victory, though, as PI lead 5-2 after five innings. Wanamingo put up four in the top of the sixth, which was matched by a PI run in the bottom half.

A three-run seventh gave the lead back to the Jacks. A five-run eighth iced the game. Wanamingo won the hits battled 14-9 and was led by a 4-for-5, seven-RBI day by Alex Roosen. Roosen was a triple away from the cycle.

Matt Houglum pitched the fifth through eighth innings to pick up the win.

All three wins on the streak involved a comeback. On Saturday, Wanamingo quickly erased a 3-2 lead in the third with two of their own in the inning.

After Austin (3-1, 3-1 Twin Rivers) tied it in the fifth, a stalemate broke out until Wanamingo walked off in the ninth.

Gavin Roosen led with two hits of the Jacks’ seven. He also went the distance on the mound, allowing four earned runs on eight hits.

The Jacks salvaged the season split after dropping 3-1 May 26 at Austin.

Wanamingo handed Owatonna (3-4, 1-3 Twin Rivers) its fourth loss in a row.

The Aces led 2-0 going to the bottom of the fifth. The Jacks halved the deficit and went off in the eighth for five runs. Roosen and Brady Anfinson led an eight-hit day with two apiece.

Sam Roosen pounded the strike zone with a complete game with three walks, six punchouts and only one earned run allowed.

Wanamingo is at John Burch Field in Cannon Falls for its next two games, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cannon Falls Bears (3-7) and 1:30 p.m. Saturday vs. the Hudson River Rats (2-3) for game one of the Josh Harrison Memorial Tournament.


Wanamingo Jacks 14, Pine Island Pioneers 8

W — 101 004 350

P — 200 301 000

Wanamingo batting — Alex Roosen 4-5, R, 7 RBI, 2B, HR, SB, HBP; Sam Roosen 2-4, 3 R, BB, HBP; Sean Wingfield 2-4, R, 2 BB; Gavin Roosen 2-6, 3 R, RBI; Andrew Anfinson 1-2, 2 R, BB, HBP; Peder Sviggum 1-3, R, SB, 2 HBP; Aaron Holmes 1-3, RBI, BB, HBP; Eric Swiggum 1-4, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2B, 2 BB; Jack Beulke 0-0, R; Matt Houglum 0-2, RBI, BB

Wanamingo pitching — Connor Sviggum 4IP-4H-4ER-5R-2BB-6K, Houglum (W) 4IP-3H-1ER-1R-4BB-4K, Max Bowen 1IP-2H-0ER-0R-2BB-1K

Wanamingo 5, Austin Greyhounds 4

A — 003 100 000

W — 202 000 001

Wanamingo batting — G. Roosen 2-5, R, 2B; A. Anfinson 1-1; S. Roosen 1-2, 2 R, BB, SB, HBP; A. Roosen 1-4, RBI, 2B; Swiggum 1-4, R, 2 RBI, HR; Connor Sviggum 1-4, R; P. Sviggum 0-2, HBP, BB, 2 SB; Holmes 0-3, BB

Wanamingo 6, Owatonna Aces 2

O — 001 010 000

W — 000 010 050

Wanamingo batting — B. Anfinson 2-4, R, 2 RBI; G. Roosen 2-4, R, HBP; Holmes 1-2, BB; Swiggum 1-2; P. Sviggum 1-3, R, 2 RBI, BB; A. Roosen 1-3, R, HBP; C. Sviggum 0-0, R; S. Roosen 0-3, HBP, RBI; Wingfield 0-3, R, BB

Wanamingo pitching — S. Roosen (W) 9IP-7H-1ER-2R-3BB-6K

Reach Sports Editor Mike Randleman at 507-333-3119 or on Twitter @fdnmike.

Sports reporter for the Faribault Daily News. Graduated from Iowa State University in 2016. Originally from Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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