H-D baseball team walks-off Algona

Hampton-Dumont second baseman Carson Miller reaches up for a throw from pitcher Lukas Smith on a fielder’s choice play in the fourth inning on Friday, June 1. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

HAMPTON – Twice Hampton-Dumont’s baseball team faced four-run deficits against Algona at home on Friday, June 1.

Both times, the home Bulldogs made up the deficit and walked it off in the seventh, scoring five runs on four hits, two Algona errors and a walk without recording an out to claim an amazing 10-9 comeback victory against the visiting Bulldogs.

This game featured 27 total walks issued, including 16 by Algona’s two pitchers, starter Alex Bormann and reliever Matt Grein. But it was the bats that finally came around for H-D that proved to be the difference as H-D improved to 2-2 overall, 1-1 in the North Central Conference.

“We kind of been in this little funk here,” H-D coach Matt Lokenvitz said...

The full story appears in the June 6 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.