FERGUS FALLS — It was a home run fest for the Central Lakes College Raiders who belted out six home runs in a 13-8 Game Two victory over Minnesota State Saturday, May 1.
The power surge produced a split with the Spartans, who captured the opener 7-4.
Reese Kapsner and Kyle Baker each hit two homers for CLC with Jake Kapphahn and Gunnar Wicklund collecting the other two round-trippers.
Kapphahn finished 2-5 with a double, a run and three RBIs.
Kapsner went 2-4 with two runs and four RBIs and Baker was 3-4 with two runs and three RBIs.
Gunnar Wicklund was 3-5 with two runs and an RBI Luke Girtz also drove in a run.
Eric Martin pitched the win. He struck out seven over five innings. He allowed eight runs, seven earned, on three walks and nine hits.
In Game One, Gunnar Wicklund was 3-4 with two RBIs and Hunter Wicklund hit a double and drove in a run and Eli Roberts drove in the other CLC run.
Jonathan Lerma suffered the loss despite only allowing two earned runs. He struck out eight and walked three. He allowed nine hits.
Former Wadena-Deer Creek graduate Justin Dykhoff was 2-4 with two RBIs and a run scored for Minnesota State in Game One and was 1-3 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs in Game Two.