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Iowa Lakes posts .500 record over last six games

April 18, 2014
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

The Iowa Lakes baseball team has gone 3-3 over its last six games.

The Lakers went 1-3 against Ellsworth last Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 and then swept Western Technical College on Wednesday.

The Lakers lost 9-6 and 9-5 in the first games against Ellsworth.

The Lakers had 13 hits compared to 10 by the Panthers. Hecmart Nieves went 4-5 while Blake Rogers and Pat Gough each went 2-4 and Sean Alp was 2-5. Rogers had three RBIs.

Kyle Thomas took the loss as he gave up even runs (six earned) on nine hits with five strikeouts and no walks in seven innings of play.

In the second game, a big five-run second inning by Ellsworth proved to be the difference.

Ryan Mose pitched all seven innings giving up nine runs (two earned) on nine hits with seven strikeouts and two walks in the loss.

For the Lakers, Rogers was 2-2 while Alp and Nieves each went 2-4.

On Saturday, the Lakers pounded on 17 hits in a 14-4, five-inning victory over the Panthers. Jesus Brito pitched all five innings, giving up four earned runs on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

At the plate, Rogers was 3-4 while Alp, Nieves, Tanner Johnson, Sterling, Gough and Juan Perez each had two hits. Gough had four RBIs while Rogers had three.

Ellsworth bounced back with a 14-2, five-inning victory as the Lakers committed three errors.

The Lakers had seven hits with Nieves going 2-3. Austin Smith took the loss as he pitched one inning and gave up four runs (three earned) on one hit with three walks.

On Wednesday, the Lakers won 9-2 and 11-0 against Western Tech.

In the first game, Manny Deleon went 4-4 with three RBIs. Rogers just had one hit, a home run, with three RBIs. Alp was 3-4 with two RBIs.

Alex Cristobal earned the win as he gave up one unearned run on one hit with seven strikeouts and one walk.

In the second game, six Laker pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout. Brito earned the win as he pitched two innings, striking out two batters and walking one. Pitching one inning each were Mose, Kyhle Thomas, Austin Orvis, Michael de Los Santos and Kris Johnson.

At the plate, Nieves went 3-5 with two RBIs. The Lakers drew 11 walks.



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