CLEAR LAKE | The Clear Lake baseball team extended its winning streak to four games with a dominating 15-0 victory over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Monday. The game lasted only four innings, as the Lions scored four runs in the bottom half of the inning, ending the game on a three-run bases clearing double from senior Chase Stuver.
Since coming off of a five-game losing streak early in the season, the Lions have been on an offensive tear. The team has scored at least 12 runs in three of its past four games, with victories over Central Springs, and Algona by respective scores of 14-2, and 12-4.
“That’s baseball sometimes, things just happen in streaks,” Clear Lake coach Seth Thompson said. “We saw some things we need to work on, and I think every game we’re going in the right direction. We’re not perfect yet, but we’re getting there.”
Sophomore Andrew Formanek pitched a solid game, going four innings, allowing only one hit, and striking out nine Cowboys hitters. He allowed a hit to leadoff hitter Tyler Stein in the first inning, and then did not allow a baserunner the rest of the game.
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“I had fun,” Formanek said. “Having fun with the team is really what makes you win games. I was changing up things, to keep them off balance, and that’s how I was getting strikeouts.”
The Lions will play on Wednesday, against St. Edmond. With the victory, the Lions improved to 5-5 on the season, while the Cowboys lost their eight straight game. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows will play on Tuesday, against Rockford.
Clear Lake Lions vs Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Cowboys, 6-10-2019