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Lake City catcher Jack Purvis tags out Hastings' Brandon Morgan trying to score for the final out of the third inning Thursday in Lake City. The Serpents held on for a 3-2 victory. (Photo by Chris Harrell/Republican-Eagle)

Amateur Baseball: Lake City escapes with home victory

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LAKE CITY – Loss after loss piled up for Lake City to start the season.

The Serpents dropped their first nine games of the summer, struggling through poor pitching and shoddy defense.


But on Thursday, Lake City took advantage of Hastings’ miscues and got 6 2/3 solid innings from Brett Gwaltney to win its fourth consecutive game, a 3-2 Classic Cannon Valley League victory at Bill Kieffer Field.

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Chris Harrell
Chris Harrell is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he interned at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Daily Caller in Washington, D.C. For updates on local sports, follow Chris on Twitter at @RECHarrell.
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