HULL - Spirit Lake appeared to have a comfortable 6-2 lead after 5 1/2 innings, but Western Christian rallied with five runs in the final two innings to win 7-6 on Monday.
Paul Brown pitched a complete game as he took the loss. He gave up seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits with seven strikeouts and five walks.
Spirit Lake was limited to four hits. Brown, Nile Skogerboe, Cole Thate and Tony Eckart each went 1-3. Reese Salmon, Nick Wetzler, Skogerboe, Thate, Eckert and Ites each had an RBI.
Spirit Lake (12-6 overall) is at Spencer this evening.