Sarah Orban, a junior from Lake Mills, swings at a pitch during the Bulldogs’ 12-3 win Friday over Belmond-Klemme. Orban led Lake Mills at the plate with three hits and two RBIs Friday against the Broncos. — Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune
Sarah Orban, a junior from Lake Mills, swings at a pitch during the Bulldogs’ 12-3 win Friday over Belmond-Klemme. Orban led Lake Mills at the plate with three hits and two RBIs Friday against the Broncos. — Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune

Lake Mills pulls away from Belmond-Klemme in 6th

Published 2:26pm Sunday, June 16, 2013

LAKE MILLS — The Lake Mills softball team used a strong sixth inning Friday to pull away from North Iowa Conference foe Belmond-Klemme and win 12-3.

The Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead after the first inning. The Broncos tied the game top of the third, but Lake Mills rebounded with three runs in the bottom of the third to take a 4-1 lead.

Going into the bottom of the fifth, Lake Mills led 6-3, The Bulldogs extended their lead to four runs and added five more in the sixth to preserve the win.

Lake Mills head coach Rick Orban said it was an all-around good game.

“We played well tonight,” he said. We pitched, hit and played good defense.”

Defensively, coach Orban said he was impressed with the play of the infield.

“Cede Byrnes played well at first base,” he said.

Byrnes also led Lake Mills with three RBIs.

Emily Orban pitched all seven innings for the Bulldogs. She struck out six batters and allowed four walks and three hits.

Sarah Orban led Lake Mills at the plate with three hits — including two doubles — and Jurnee Peña and Katlyn Eidness each had two hits.

The Bulldogs had production throughout their lineup. Eight batters earned hits.

Lake Mills is back on track after a two-game slide. The Bulldogs have a record 0f 3-3, 6-7.

Next, Lake Mills hosts North Iowa at 6 p.m.