Mar 15, 2011

Baseball team opens season

The Central Lakes College Raiders baseball team opened its season at Paris, Texas on Sunday, March 13 in the first of what is scheduled to be a 40-game campaign according to Pat Held, in his second year as head coach at CLC. The young Raiders, who have only four returning players from a 9-29 season in 2010, dropped a 15-0 contest to Paris Community College, which was playing its 21st game of the season. CLC had just two hits and committed four errors, while the home team totaled 11 hits in errorless play. Eight right-handed Raiders took the mound for at least one inning, Coach Held said, noting the team has no left-handers. "We wanted them all to get some action." CLC was to play Northeast Oklahoma A & M March 15 and 17 at Miami, OK., Eastern Oklahoma at Willburton, OK., March 16, and Southwestern CC at Creston, Iowa March 18 and 19 before coming home from the spring break tour. The first home doubleheader is scheduled for March 27 vs. Rainy River. The returning players for CLC are Jon Rempel, Mike Gontarek, Dan Koopmeiners, and Cody Stange.