Lions ranked #6 in Class 2A – Iowa News

Lions ranked #6 in Class 2A –  Iowa News

Clear Lake moved its record to 8-5 and 4-1 in the conference and are currently ranked number six in Class 2A.

Webster City 6, CL 0 

According to Coach Seth Thompson, Webster City dominated every phase of the game and it showed on the scoreboard, as the Lions were shutout, 6-0, on Monday, June 5, at home.

“Their pitcher was perhaps the best pitcher we have seen all year and we just couldn’t string any hits together to put enough pressure on their defense,” said Coach Seth Thompson.

Erik McHenry and Nathan Tofte were the only Clear Lake players able to get a hit.

Evan Krause took the loss on the mound.  He gave up two hits and two runs and struck out three batters.  Zach Lester pitched seven innings, giving up four hits, four runs and striking out three.

CL 8, Central Springs 3

The Lions picked up a road win on Tuesday, June 6, when they traveled to Central Springs.

Clear Lake jumped to an early lead, with a 7-0 lead after four innings of play.  The Lions scored one run in the top of the fifth.  Central Springs got something going in the bottom of the fifth, plating three runs.  Neither team scored in the sixth or seventh inning to give the Lions the 8-3 victory.

“Our defense made some nice plays and it was great to get the win against a team that has been playing well all season,” said Coach Seth Thompson.

Another key to the Lion win was pitcher Ben Finn.  Finn got the win on the mound.  He gave up five hits, three runs and he struck out seven batters.

“We didn’t really swing the bats very well, but luckily Ben pitched a great game for us and we were able to take advantage of some walks and…

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