Pair of victories
Nick Sorbe scattered six hits over seven innings, and Mike Miller clubbed his first career home run as Storm Lake beat Cherokee 5-2 in a Lakes Conference game on Thursday night at Cherokee.
Sorbe allowed just one earned run, walked one and struck out six to improve his record to 5-1. Storm Lake scored four runs in the first two innings, highlighted by Miller's solo home run and Jeff DeHaan's two-run double.
Adam Thompson collected three of Storm Lake's 10 hits. DeHaan added two hits and three RBIs. Tim Brink had an RBI single.
"We scored early and kind of set the tone for the game," Storm Lake coach Steve Eddie said. "Sorbe did a great job of pitching. He was in control the whole time. Mike Miller got us going with a home run and DeHaan had a two-run double in the second inning. We played great defense the whole night and shut down a pretty good hitting team."
Storm Lake improved to 8-2 in the league and 11-7 overall.
Storm Lake 6, Spencer 3
A five-run fifth inning turned the tables for the Storm Lake baseball team on Wednesday night as the Tornadoes erased a 3-1 deficit and went on to post a victory over Spencer in a Lakes Conference game at Tornado Field.
Spencer held Storm Lake to just one run through four innings, but errors by the Tigers proved costly as the Tornadoes erupted for five runs in the fifth inning to take a 6-3 lead.
Ryan Brock had an RBI double and Adam Thompson an RBI single to highlight the five-run inning. Mike Miller had an RBI triple. Storm Lake was benefited by four Spencer errors.
Jeff DeHaan was the winning pitcher. He allowed nine hits and two earned runs while walking two and striking out six over six innings. Brock pitched one inning to record the save.
"We put together a big rally with two outs," Storm Lake coach Steve Eddie said. "That doesn't happen too often. They made a few fielding errors. Our pitchers were really good."