Justin Wohlers put on a show from the pitching mound as he struck out 18 of the 25 batters he faced in Lake City’s 10-2 win over Goodhue on Monday.
Prior to the game, Lake City had lost five of its previous seven games, while Goodhue was riding a five-game losing streak. Despite the eight-run margin of victory, Goodhue kept the game within three runs through the first five innings before Lake City added five runs in the final two innings to put the game out of reach.
Although the offensive output by Lake City was its best since April 12, it was the pitching performance that stole the spotlight. Wohlers pitched all seven innings for Lake City and gave up just two hits and two unearned runs in that span. The most impressive part of his day though was his strikeout-to-walk ratio. To go with his 18 strikeouts, he walked only one batter.
Wohlers’ dominant outing allowed Lake City to get out to a 5-0 lead before Goodhue responded with its first runs of the game in the fifth inning. Down 5-2 with two innings remaining, the Wildcats surrendered five more runs to close the game out.
Pitching stats: Lake City — Wohlers (7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 18 K); Goodhue — Logan Vogel ( 5 ⅓ innings, 11 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 7 K), Ryley Christianson (1 ⅔ innings, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K)
Batting stats: Lake City — Ben Nutt (3 R, 2 H, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB), Wohlers (2 H, 2 RBI, 2 R), Max Balow (4 RBI, 3 H, 2 R), Riley Forbes (2 H, 1 RBI, 1 BB), Dylan Rumley (4 H, 1 RBI, 1 2B), Jon Harvey (2 H, 1 RBI), Owen Meyers (2 BB), Zach Dather (2 R, 1 H, 1 BB), Chrisjon Mahn (1 R, 1 BB); Goodhue — Voegel (1 H), Will Opsahl (1 H, 1 R), Ethan Matthees (1 R), Kam Zetah (1 BB)
Lake City, 5-6, is next scheduled to host St. Charles on Tuesday, while Goodhue, 1-7, hosts Triton on Friday.