Algona improves to 9-3 in NCC play
Nick Stein rapped out three hits and pitched the final two innings for a save to help lead the Algona Bulldogs baseball team to a 7-5 North Central Conference win over the Clear Lake Lions as the red-and-black swept the defending Class 2A state champions this season.
Stein had a single and a pair of doubles, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs as the Bulldogs improved to 12-14 overall on the year but more importantly are now 9-3 in the league, good for second place behind conference leader Webster City.
The home team got off to great start in the bottom of the first inning with a two out rally. After the first two batters were retired, Grant Goche drew a base-on-balls and Stein ripped single up the middle and the ball got past the Lion outfielder as both runners moved up 90 feet.
For more on this story, please see the July 6 issue of Kossuth County Advance.