CRESTON, IOWA — Brad Ellingson finished 2-for-3 with an RBI as the Central Lakes College Raiders ended its week-long, season-opening road trip with an 18-2 loss to Southwestern Community College Saturday, March 19. CLC was outscored, 143-7, in those first nine games. Tim Chandler went 1-1 with an RBI and Jon Rempel and Josh Edwards each added a hit for the Division III Raiders of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Minnesota College Athletic Conference. “It was a learning experience,” said Head Coach Pat Held. “We played Division I opponents all the way through and that makes a difference." By the end, Rempel, Josh Edwards, Peter Lucken and Tim Chandler were hitting the ball pretty well, Coach Held said. On Friday, March 18, Ted Rohr’s double drove in the only run of the day for CLC in a 11-1 loss that preceded a 3-1 setback to Southwestern. On Thurs., March 17 the CLC loss was 17-1 at 80-degree Miami, Okla., to Northeastern Oklahoma A & M. The Raiders' first home twinbill of the 2011 season is scheduled for Sunday, March 27 vs. Rainy River. But realistically Coach Held said the 0-9 Raiders will probably play their first game in Minnesota at the Rochester crossover tournament April 1-2.