The Harlan baseball team used a 14 hit attack and beat the Storm Lake Tornadoes 8-4 in a class 3A sub-state semi-final played Monday night at Storm Lake.
The Tornadoes plated an unearned run in the bottom of the 1st inning for their only lead of the game. The Cyclones would score 3 runs in the 2nd inning on a two-out bases loaded triple by Cade Sears and they never gave up the lead.
Jake Eddie hit a two-run triple in the bottom of the 2nd to tie the game at 3-3. Harlan took the lead back with a 2-run 3rd inning, the Tornadoes would pull within 5-4 after an Eddie RBI groundout in the bottom of the 4th inning. Harlan would get single runs in the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings to secure the win.
Charlie Dvergsten suffered the loss going 5 1/3 innings giving up 7 runs on 12 hits, he struck out eight and did not walk anyone. Eddie pitched the final 1 2/3 allowing one run on two hits, he had three strikeouts and three walks.
The Tornadoes had nine hits in the game, Eddie had two with 3RBI, Carson Lullmann, Hunter DeMey, and Jake White each had two.
Harlan, now 21-14, will play Council Bluffs-Lewis Central Wednesday night in a sub-state final. The Tornadoes conclude the year with a record of 20-10 and graduate seven seniors.
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