Boosted by a four-run top of the first, the Newell-Fonda baseball team notched its ninth straight win here Tuesday afternoon with an 8-3 win over Storm Lake.
Senior Matt Stauter got the mound win, going the full seven innings and allowing just three runs on eight hits. He struck out three and walked one.
Storm Lake junior Ben Thompson took the loss, going the first two innings and allowing six runs (just five were earned) on five hits.
Tyson Brandt finished up for the Tornadoes, going the last five innings and allowing two runs on just three hits.
Newell-Fonda improved to 9-1 overall with the non-conference victory.
"Matt pitched a good game against a good-hitting team," said Mustangs baseball coach Del Rieman. "We were able to get runners on and keep the pressure on the other team. It was a good win for our kids."
Joseph Noethe and Stauter each had two hits for the Mustangs, while Beau Artist, Jake Schnell, Joe Miller and Scott Utech each added one hit.
Artist hit a two-run triple in the game while Noethe and Stauter each had two doubles. Storm Lake committed three errors in the game and Tornado pitchers walked eight Newell-Fonda hitters.
Storm Lake scored one run in the bottom of the first when John Mach singled home Thompson, who had hit a one-out double.
The Tornadoes added a run in the bottom of the third on an RBI double by Thompson.
They added their last run in the bottom of the sixth when Lance Eddie singled and scored on a fielder's choice after another single by Ryan Brandt.
Storm Lake's Nick Sorbe, Thompson and Eddie each had two hits.