Pitching duo leads Albion to victory, other scores
Mike Nanstad and Justin Lambert saw to it Sunday that the Albion Tigers returned to the Home Talent League baseball win column.
The two Albion pitchers combined for a four-hitter, and the Tigers played errorless ball to break a two-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the visiting Whitewater Swingers.
Nanstad went six innings and struck out nine to earn his second win of the season. Lambert faced the minimum nine batters over the last three innings as Albion boosted its record to 3-4 in the West Division of the Southeast Section.
Albion grabbed the lead for good in the first ining after Aaron Laskowski walked and Ben Prather was hit by a pitch. Both scored on Jason Millar’s double to make it 2-0.
Whitewater pulled within 2-1 the sixth, but Laskowski led off the Albion eighth with a double and scored on Jesse Appel’s single to give the Tigers an insurance run.
Other Southeast action:
-- Fort Atkinson 8, Orfordville 0—Fort Atkinson’s defending Southeast champions improved to 6-1 in the East Division by dominating the visiting Orioles.
Dan Dean struck out 13 in pitching a complete-game five-hitter for the first-place Generals, who took the lead for good with a second-inning run and went up 6-0 in a fourth-run fifth.
Tim Brokl, Bryan Wallace and Chris Koepke each had had two hits to lead Fort Atkinson’s nine-hit attack.
-- Evansville postponed—The Jays’ home game against Deerfield was postponed in preparation for the Evansville High School facility to be used for a WIAA Division 2 sectional baseall tournament on Tuesday. A makeup date not been determined.