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A classic pitchers’ duel

ELC wins 11-inning battle with Spirit Lake

June 29, 2020
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

The Estherville Lincoln Central Baseball Team finished last week 1-3, but that one victory came against rival Spirit Lake and is one to remember for a long time.

The two squads battled for 10 scoreless innings, before the Midgets scored two runs in the top of the 11th and then shut down Spirit Lake to take the 2-0 victory.

ELC Tristan Howard hit a one-out double and went to third base when Daryl Jensen reached base on an Indian error.

Senior Izaak Sander, who started the game on the mound and pitched eight scoreless innings, helped his team with a sacrifice fly ball to score Howard. Jensen would steal home before the Indians got out of the inning.

Sander struck out seven batters, walked three and gave up five innings during his time on the mound.

Carter Snyder pitched three innings of relief to get the win. He struck out four batters and gave up a pair of hits.

Earlier in the week, ELC lost 10-0 in five innings to Storm Lake after the Tornadoes jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning on Wednesday.

ELC mustered just two hits in the contest,and Storm Lake winning pitcher Mark Eddie struck out six batters and walked one for the Tornadoes.

On Saturday, ELC hosted Newell-Fonda, Humboldt and Sioux City North in a tournament.

The Midgets opened the day against Newell-Fonda and lost 6-3 to the Mustangs.

ELC then faced Humboldt in the consolation game. The Wildcats, who defeated ELC on Monday, 7-0, completed the sweep of the Midgets with a 10-3 victory in Saturday's game.'

In junior varsity play last week, ELC lost 4-3 to Spirit Lake and 7-1 to Storm Lake.

Against Spirit Lake. Carson Grange took the loss and recorded two strikeouts and a walk.

Against Stork Lake, Blake Evans took the loss. At the plate, Grant Love was 3-3.



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