By PATRICK SLACK
Playing under the lights at Faber Field in St. Cloud, the Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) baseball team fell 6-1 against Albany, Friday.
The Huskies took a 2-0 lead right away in the first inning before adding one in the third and fourth and two more in the fifth.
Junior Eric Frieler went 2-for-4 and drove in the Patriots’ lone run.
Juniors Brock Cichon and Colten Kruzel and sophomore Eric Lampert collected USA’s other hits.
Senior Tom Ripplinger worked 3 1/3 innings of shutout relief, fanning four.
USA 1 5 2
Albany 6 7 3
USA—Eric Frieler: 2-4, RBI; Brock Cichon: 1-3; Colten Kruzel: 1-3; Eric Lampert: 1-3; Tom Ripplinger: 3 1/3-IP, 0-R, 3-H, 1-BB, 4-K.