College Baseball: Raiders fall on walk-off homer to get eliminated
Central Lakes vs Ridgewater in the Region 13 Final Four May 20
ST. CLOUD — Ridgewater’s Brad Bickmann hit a walk-off two-run home run to eliminate the Central Lakes College Raiders from the Region 13 Final Four 9-8 Friday, May 20.
The Raiders took an 8-7 lead in the top of the eighth when Rylee Rauch ripped an RBI double.
CLC scored five runs in the top of the first inning when Derin Gaudette ripped a three-run home run followed by an Adam Braun two-run shot.
Ridgewater responded with a six-run bottom of third to take the lead.
The Raiders then regained the lead on a Gaudette two-run double in the fifth.
Mason Argir got the start for the Raiders and lasted two innings. Ivan Villa pitched 6.1 innings of relief for the Raiders, but it was Kyle Baker who gave up the walk-off to get tagged with the loss.
Gaudette finished the game 3-for-5 with five RBIs and two extra-base hits.
Rauch finished with two hits and Gunnar Wicklund had a double for CLC.
The Raiders finish the season 28-15.