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Albany surges past NLS

Tanner Tobkin, left, rounds first base on the way to a double as New London-Spicer head coach Mike Thompson directs baserunner Mitch Ejnik, right, to the plate for the Wildcats' second run of the third inning at Green Lake Diamond in Spicer on Tuesday. The Albany pitcher is Bryan Schlangen. <b>Tribune photo by Rand Middleton</b>

SPICER -- Albany scored 15 runs in the top of the seventh inning to blow open a close game and go on to a 22-4 West Central North Conference baseball win on Tuesday at Green Lake Diamond.

Bryan Schlangen picked up the win for the Huskies. Shawn Hatlestad took the loss).

Albany (1-0, 1-2) jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings. Leadoff hitter Kyle Lieser singled in the first inning and scored, and then drove in two runs in the second inning with another single.

The Wildcats made it tight in the bottom of the third inning. Aaron Ruter beat out a bunt to lead off the frame and then stole second. He scored on a single by Brandon Lange and Tanner Tobkin followed with a two-out double that made it 3-2.

Statistics were not available.