Bulldogs beat Broncos, win 3rd straightPublished 2:27pm Sunday, June 16, 2013
LAKE MILLS — The Lake Mills baseball team defeated Belmond-Klemme 8-3 Friday in a North Iowa Conference matchup.
The Bulldogs took a one-run lead in the bottom of the first inning and scored two more in the bottom of the third on a two-run home run by junior pitcher Taylor Throne.
Both teams scored a pair of runs in the fourth inning as Lake Mills took a 5-2 lead.
Belmond-Klemme cut its deficit to one run in the top of the fifth, but the Bulldogs pulled away in the bottom of the sixth with three more runs to take a five-run advantage and win 8-3.
Throne pitched the first 3 2/3 innings. He struck out six batters, walked one and allowed three hits and two earned runs.
Throne, Josh Peters and Lincoln Boehmer led the Bulldogs at the plate. Throne earned a team-high four RBIs, and in addition to his two-run home run, he hit a double. Throne leads the Bulldogs with 18 hits on the season. Peters was 2-4 with two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. Boehmer was 1-2 with one run scored and two RBIs.
Lake Mills improved to 9-5 overall on the season. The Bulldogs have won three straight games. The other two games in the streak are a 1-0 win at Newman Catholic and an 11-4 victory at West Hancock.
Next, Lake Mills hosts North Iowa at 7:30 p.m. Monday.