Braves too strong for ELC
While it appeared to be a short night at Hess-Limberg field when Class 2A No. 1 Cherokee led 10-0 after an inning and half, but Estherville Lincoln Central didn’t make it that easy for the visitors.
The Midgets plated six runs in the bottom of the second and held Cherokee to just one run in the third.
However, the Braves had too much power while ELC’s pitching was limited as the visitors won 26-9 on Monday.
ELC starter Keith Fandel made it to the fourth inning with Joel Kazmerzak working the fifth and Marcus Stangl the sixth.
The Braves had 18 hits on the night and ELC struggled defnsively with seven errors.
The Midgets pounded out 12 hits
ELC (10-8, 4-4) hosts Armstrong-Ringsted today.
Cherokee improves to 13-1 overall and 8-0 in the Lakes Conference.
In junior varsity action, ELC won 8-7.
Spencer Johnson and Joe Clayton each went 1-2, Austin Swalve was 1-3 with two RBIs and Marcus Christensen was 1-3.