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Baseball: Tigers get home sweep over Wildcats

Lake City's Elliot Cox (24) lays down a successful bunt as Alex Scharpen (6) runs home on the suicide squeeze during Tuesday's Hiawatha Valley League game against Goodhue in Lake City. (Photo submitted by Adam Schimbeno)

Lake City started out hot Tuesday in a doubleheader against Goodhue, and the Tigers never slowed down in a sweep of the Wildcats.

Lake City took Game 1, 13-3, with six Tigers recording at least one RBI. Elliot Cox went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI, while Reid Lundell finished 3-for-4 with three RBI. Andrew Bremer was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI with Trevor Gnotke had a triple and three RBI. John Brown had two hits and a run batted in, as did Jarett Thomas. Luke Hartzell didn’t drive in a run, but did finish 3-for-4.

Gnotke threw 3 1/3 innings giving up three hits and three walks to go along with two strikeouts. Alex Scharpen saw the game to the end, throwing the final 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits with one strikeout.

Goodhue was led by Alex Thomforde (2-for-2) and Riley Bollum (3-for-3 RBI).

Bollum took the loss, pitching all 4 1/3 innings. Bollum gave up 16 hits and three walks while striking out two.

The Tigers captured Game 2, 6-1, getting runs batted in from Thomas (2 RBI), Brown, Cox, Lundell and Gnotke.

Mike Pfeilsticker threw five innings to get the win, striking out six and walking two with five hits allowed. Brown pitched the last two innings with two strikeouts, two walks and one hit.

Thomforde, Bollum, Austin Buck, Ben Ramboldt and Nathan Altendorf all had a hit for Goodhue. Riley Augustine also had a single, as well as the Wildcats’ lone RBI.

Thomforde pitched all seven innings, giving up six runs on eight hits, though just two were earned. Thomforde struck out four and walked three.

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