Wildcat baseball team edges Clear Lake, 6-5

Humboldt second baseman Caden Matson makes the relay throw to first base after forcing this Iowa Falls-Alden baserunner out on a play last week in Humboldt. At left is Wildcat shortstop Joey Busse. Independent photo.

The Humboldt baseball team won its seventh straight game and picked up another key conference win by edging Clear Lake, 6-5 Monday night (July 8) in Humboldt.

The Wildcats scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead for good.

Joey Busse went 3-for-3 at bat and Michael Brightly pitched seven innings of seven-hit ball with two strikeouts aid the Wildcats, who improved to 18-8 overall, 9-2 in the North Central Conference.

Humboldt will host Manson-Northwest Webster on July 9 and Webster City on July 10.

The Wildcats play at Spencer on Friday, July 12.

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