Wildcat baseball team tops Cadets, Storm Lake in regular season finale

Humboldt infielder Devon Clark waits for the ball as a Webster City base runner slides onto second base in a home game between the two NCC schools recently. The two teams meet on July 14 in Gilbert in a Class 3A district tournament game. Also shown is Wildcat second baseman Joey Busse. Independent photo.

The Humboldt baseball team ended its regular season in strong fashion Tuesday night (July 11) at home by clubbing 16 hits in a 7-3 victory over the Storm Lake Tornadoes. The victory moved Humboldt's record to 18-11 overall on the season. The Wildcats begin post-season tournament play at Gilbert on Friday, July 14, in a 5 p.m. game with Webster City.

Reese DeWinter, Michael Brightly and Joey Busse each had three hits to lead Humboldt's attack at the plate. Owen Newton earned the win pitching.

Humboldt closed out its North Central Conference schedule on July 10 at Iowa Falls with a 7-2 victory over the Cadets. The victory gave Humboldt an 8-6 record in league play for 2017. Newton led Humboldt's 10-hit attack with two hits while Colby Clarken earned the win pitching with four strikeouts and six hits allowed.

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