Humboldt baseball team tops Cadets in district opener, 11-8

Chris Witzke delivers a pitch for Humboldt in their 11-8 victory over Iowa Falls-Alden on July 15 in Algona. Humboldt advanced into a district final with the win. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt High baseball team opened Class 3A district tournament play Friday night (July 15) by turning back the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets, 11-8 in a game played at Algona. Chris Witzke struck out 14 to lead Humboldt from the mound. The Wildcats totaled 10 hits in the game, led by Brad Shelgren with three hits, including a triple. Humboldt, now 23-7 on the season, will move into a district final on Monday night (July 18) against Webster City, which upset Algona in Friday's second game, 9-5. Webster City is 6-17 on the season.

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