The Central Lakes College Raiders opened up its baseball season Tuesday with a non-conference doubleheader split against the Northland Pioneers at the CLC field.
The Raiders came out victorious in the first game 15-11. Leading the way for the Raiders was Kevin Hoppe, who went 3-for-4 with a triple, and Andy Howie, who was also 3-4 with two doubles and three RBI. Ben Houle, Nate Heim and Dustin Mertens added two hits each for the Raiders.
Derek Denny had three stolen bases and Houle added two in the first game. Pitcher Nate Heim picked up the win for the Raiders.
In the second game the Raiders fell to Northland 12-2. The Raiders knocked out only two hits in the contest.
Northland 042 014 0 -- 11 11 2
Central Lakes 804 030 x -- 15 12 0
Northland -- Labelle, Brant and Arnett; CLC -- Nate Heim, James Freese, Jake Volk, Brent Lieser and Russ Jude, Greg Pohlkamp (6). WP --Heim. LP --Labelle. HR --Friesen (N).
Northland 341 040 -- 12 13 1
Central Lakes 002 000 -- 2 2 1
Northland -- Anderson and Hardy; CLC -- Matt Yde, Eric Bolt, Dustin Mertens and Adam Marthaler, Greg Pohlkamp (6). WP --Anderson (N). LP -- Yde. Overall -- CLC 1-1. Next game -- Fergus Falls at CLC 1 p.m. today.
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