Mar 18, 2011

Tough competition

WILLBURTON, Okla. — The Central Lakes College Raiders were outscored 42-1 in a doubleheader loss against Eastern Oklahoma on Wed., March 16. Pete Lucken had the only hit for CLC in a 28-1 loss in the first game. In the second game, Jon Rempel was 2-for-2, Tim Chandler and Ted Rohr singled and Josh Edwards drove in the only CLC run with a fourth-inning single in a 14-1 loss. Raiders coach Pat Held said Eastern is a Division II community college whose roster includes three players who are major league draftees. “We played a very good team,” Held said. “Their coach was telling me they expect to win the Division II World Series this year. They’re that good, so I don’t feel too bad about this. “We swung the bats very well. (Assistant coach) Aaron Jenkins and I were saying that those are good cuts but when they’re throwing that hard it’s hard to get around on it.” The 0-5 Raiders, outscored 94-2 in their first five games this season, were scheduled to play Northeast Oklahoma A&M at Miami, Okla., on Thursday and Southwestern CC at Creston, Iowa, 1 p.m. Friday.