A pair of stellar pitching performances helped the Farmington Legion Post 189 baseball team come away with two wins in four tries against a couple of the top teams in the state last week.
Zach Jakubowsky held second-ranked Woodbury to five hits while striking out five and walking none in the second game of last Thursday's doubleheader in Farmington. He was made a winner in the bottom of the fifth when Trevor Wright singled, moved up on a Trevor Brettin single and came home on Mikey Fredrickson's walk-off base hit. Brettin and Fredrickson each finished with a pair of hits and Brady Bean added a third-inning RBI single as Post 189 improved its record to 9-8 heading into this weekend's Gopher Classic tournament.
Bean started in Game 1 of the twin bill and held Woodbury to two runs in the first and two in the fifth. Farmington didn't get on the board until the fifth when Brettin and Dylan Wall came around to score.
A day earlier, Hunter Conrad went the distance on the hill in Post 189's 5-0 shutout of West St. Paul. Conrad scattered four hits, fanned seven and worked around three walks to complete the shutout. He also helped himself out at the plate with a pair of hits.
Post 189 started last week with a 10-3 loss to third-ranked Forest Lake at Schumacher Field. It was the first game the team lost by more than three runs all season.
The 96-team Gopher Classic begins Friday, July 7. Farmington will start in the Lakeville North pool along with Lakeville North, Bemidji, Saskatoon, Omaha Roncalli and the Rochester A's.