Bulldogs baseball use 7 1st-inning runs to beat Warriors

Published 10:18 pm Monday, June 26, 2017

LAKE MILLS — All it took was one inning for Lake Mills to create separation against North Union.

A seven-run first inning helped the Bulldogs beat the Warriors 10-0 in five innings.

Charlie Dugger started the inning with a walk and Zach Throne followed with a one-out single. Luke Groe walked to load the bases.

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After Gabe Irons unsuccessfully tried a suicide squeeze, Logan Prescott came through with a two-run single to put the first runs of the game on the board for Lake Mills.

Lake Mills centerfielder Charlie Dugger drives in three runs with a double in the first inning during Monday’s game against North Union. – Lory Groe/For the Albert Lea Tribune

Pitcher Grant Fjelstad followed up Prescott’s run-scoring hit with another two-run single up the middle.

With the bases reloaded after back-to-back walks, Dugger emptied them with a three-run double.

Irons added an RBI groundout in the second inning and Lake Mills scored two runs on an error in the third inning.

The win pushes the Bulldogs past the .500 mark at 11-10 on the season.

Lake Mills will be on the road against North Iowa on Wednesday.