Colonels pound Minnesota Lake 17-7

Published 8:56 am Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Albert Lea Colonels beat the Minnesota Lake Royals Tuesday, July 20, winning 17-7.

The Royal kept the game close for much of the night, as the Colonels led only 8-7 going into the seventh inning.

Albert Lea picked up five runs in the seventh and four in the eighth as the Royals ran into pitching problems.

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Connor Kortan went 5-for-5 with three RBIs to lead the Colonels.

Brandon Klukow, Matt Schumann and Carter Kortan each recorded two hits, going 2-for-4.

Carter got the win after a stellar relief pitching performance. After coming into the ballgame in the third inning, Carter struck out 10 batters and gave up two unearned runs.