Nanstad leads Albion to win
Mike Nanstad was back in top form Sunday as the Albion Tigers broke a two-game losing streak in Home Talent League baseball.
Sparked by a 16-hit attack and Nanstad’s complete pitching performance, which included 15 strikeouts and only one walk, the Tigers evened their record at 3-3 in the West Division of the Southeast Section with a 9-3 rout of Lake Mills.
Ethan Vaade led the Albion assault with a 5-for-5 day that included three doubles and four RBIs. His bases-loaded double with nobody out highlighted a three-run first inning.
Aaron Laskowski had a 3-for-5 day for the Tigers, while teammates Marty Johnson and Jesse Appel added two hits apiece.
-- Jefferson 16, Evansville 10—The host Jays forced a 9-9 tie with four runs in the bottom of the ninth, but the momentum switched back to Jefferson in extra innings.
After each team got a run in the 10th, Jefferson loaded the bases with nobody out in the 11th. Chris Folbrecht followed with a two-run single that broke the 10-10 tie, and three of Evansville’s 10 errors in the game contributed to the rest of Jefferson’s outburst.
Jerod Steindl led off with a hit, and Ben Kraus had an RBI single in Evansville’s big ninth inning.
Jeremy Rasmussen went 3-for-6, while Brent Cashore, Kraus and Nic Larson had two hits apiece, to lead Evansville’s 13-hit attack. Folbrecht was 3-for-6 with four RBIs, and Travis Wagner went 3-for-4 to lead Jefferson, which improved to 3-3 in the East and dropped Evansville to 2-4 in the West.
-- Lodi 7, Fort Atkinson 6—Lodi got an unearned run to break a 5-5 tie in the 10th, and Josh Brewster followed with an RBI single that produced the eventual winning run.
-- Deerfield 4, Orfordville 0—Alex Anderburg shut down the Orioles (2-4) with a complete pitching performance that featured eight strikeouts and boosted Deerfield to 3-3 in the East.
-- Utica 12, Whitewater 0—Doug Vike delivered the key blows with three RBIs as Utica (4-2) protected its share of the West Division lead by scoring in every inning of a win over Whitewater.
-- Stoughton 8, Cambridge 2—Eric Engler’s two-run double ignited Stoughton (3-3) in a in a seven-run sixth inning against visiting Cambridge (3-3), which missed a chance to pull within one game of Fort Atkinson in the East.