Bulldogs defeat Broncos

Published 9:57 am Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Taylor Throne swings at the ball in the bottom of the second inning for the Bulldogs. Throne also acted as the relief pitcher against the Broncos. -- Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune

LAKE MILLS, Iowa — The Bulldogs got a win on Monday against Belmond-Klemme, but it wasn’t a good one.

Luke Kayser pitches in the top of the second inning against Belmond-Klemme on Monday. Kayser took the win for the Bulldogs.

The Broncos has nine hits, triple the amount the Bulldogs did, but Lake Mills came out on top 7-5 after seven innings.

“The team didn’t hit well tonight so we were fortunate the opposing pitchers couldn’t find the strike zone in the second inning and we scored enough runs to win,” Bulldogs coach Jason Blaser said.

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Six Bulldogs were walked to first in the second inning.

The Broncos used three pitchers, and the Bulldogs used Luke Kayser and Taylor Throne in relief.

“Luke threw well for us on short rest,” Blaser said. “He likes getting the baseball anytime he can.”

Blaser said the team needs to continue to improve on its at-bat approach.

“There were times that the hitters weren’t taking good swings at quality pitches,” Blaser said.

The Bulldogs host St. Ansgar tonight at 5:45 p.m.

Bulldog Peter Hagenson runs for third base on Monday during the bottom of the second inning against Belmond-Klemme.

Lake Mills 7, Belmond-Klemme 5


Belmond-Klemme 011 120 0 — 5 9 2

Lake Mills 070 000 x — 7 3 2


WP — Luke Kayser (LM) 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 SO, 1 BB

LP — Dustin Bruns (BK) 1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 SO, 3 BB


LM hitting: Lincoln Boehmer 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB; Matt Throne 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 HBP; Bryan Hengesteg 0-3, 1 RBI; Taylor Throne 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB; Christian Rank 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB: Peter Hagenson 1 R, 3 BB; Andy Dahle 0-1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB; Paul Scholbrock 1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI; Josh Peters 0-1, 1 R, 2 BB