Most of the story in the Cannon Falls Bombers 10-2 win over the Lake City Tigers on Monday night can be told in two parts, the pitching of Michael Monson and key hits in the third and sixth innings by Cannon Falls batters.
The Bombers’ Michael Monson threw six innings allowing just one Lake City run on two hits while walking just one batter on his way to earning the win for Cannon Falls. After the first inning, no Lake City runner was even able to successfully get to second base with Monson pitching. To be fair, there were a few great defensive plays behind him, but as is usually the case, the pitcher gets most of the credit.
Offensively, the Bombers scored all of their runs in the third and sixth innings. Three runs were scored in the third inning. The inning started off with walks to Garrett Beach and Quinton Lindow. Carter Dombeck then hit a double that allowed both runners to score and break a scoreless tie ( key hit number one ). Dombeck then scored on a single by Carlton Lindow to give the Bombers a 3-0 lead.
Cannon Falls took their 3-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, and put the game away with a seven run explosion. The inning included 5 hits, 3 walks and 1 hit batter ( Carter Dombeck with the bases loaded ). The key hit of this inning was Carlton Lindow’s 3RBI double that put the finishing touches on an impressive win for the Bombers.
Tanner Carlson pitched the final inning for the Bombers allowing 1 run on 2 hits and striking out one Lake City batter.
Carlton Lindow picked up three hits and 4 RBI in the game. Carter Dombeck had one hit, one HBP, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Nick Lorentz picked up 2 hits, 2 runs scored, an RBI and one stolen base in the game.
The Bombers now stand at 8-3 in the HVL Conference (10-4 overall) and will play at the 8-3 Kasson-Mantorville KoMets today at 5PM. The Lake City Tigers slip to 4-7 in conference play ( 5-9) overall. They will host Plainview-Elgin-Millville today. That game also starts at 5PM.