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Bulldogs stay perfect on the season

Lake Mills holds of Bishop-Garrigan to extend streak

 

LAKE MILLS —  The Lake Mills baseball team came into Friday night’s game against Bishop Garrigan looking to extend its winning streak to nine games.

The Bulldogs overcame a couple of big hits from the Bears early in the game to stay perfect on the season, 7-5.

Lake Mills took charge right away in the first inning, scoring three runs right out of the gate. The runs came from sophomore Logan Prescott with am RBI fielder’s choice and a single from senior Grant Fjelstad that brought in two runs.

Bishop Garrigan would score one in the third inning and two more in the third, both off big hits from sophomore Alex Mamman.

Lake Mills senior Alex Albert swings at a pitch in the fourth inning against Bishop Garrigan on Friday night. Albert would reach base with a walk. – Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Tribune

The Bulldogs would take the lead right back, however, when junior Cael Boehmer started the inning with a leadoff walk and was able to steal home on a mishandled ball by the catcher. Prescott would also pick up his second RBI of the game with a single to push senior Gabe Irons across home plate.

After a one-two-three defensive inning, the Bulldogs came back with another two-run inning in the fourth to take a four-run lead. The runs came off the bat of Boehmer, who crushed a shot deep to left field that scored senior Alex Albert and sophomore Jackson Rice.

Bishop Garrigan would attempt to mount a comeback, scoring one run in the fifth inning and one in the seventh, but it would be too little too late as Lake Mills was able to hold on for the two-run victory.

Boehmer started on the mound for the Bulldogs; he pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on four hits and striking out nine. He was relieved in the sixth by Irons, who pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing one run on zero hits and striking out one.

The Bulldogs extend their winning streak to nine and stay undefeated on the season at 9-0. They will be back in action Saturday when they travel to Waverly to take on the Go-Hawks.

About Tyler Julson

Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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