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Tornadoes split at home invitational

Thursday, June 7, 2012

STORM LAKE - The Storm Lake baseball team went 1-1 in their home invite this weekend, coming away the victors in their opener with Sioux Center, 13-3, before falling to Alta-Aurelia in the championship round, 8-2.

The Tornadoes laced 15 base hits against Sioux Center as they raced out with two runs in the first, four in the second, one in the third, and three in the fourth and fifth.

Ethan Kenkel led the offensive charge for Storm Lake as he was 4-for-4 with two triples, two runs scored and five runs driven in. Trey O'Brien was 2-for-3 with three runs driven in and two runs scored, Jack Hartnett drove in a pair of runs, and Aaron Krier was 2-for-4 with two triples and three runs scored.

Krier got the win on the mound as he went all five innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out six.

The Tornadoes held a 1-0 lead after one against Alta-Aurelia in their second game, but they scored just one more the rest of the way as they were held to six hits.

O'Brien took the loss as he gave up seven runs, four earned, on nine hits in six innings. He walked four and struck out five.

Krier was 1-for-3 with an RBI, and Kenkel and Nic Seaman were both 1-for-3 with a run scored.

The Tornadoes now sit at 2-4 on the year and host Newell-Fonda tonight, before visiting Cherokee on Wednesday.

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