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Iowa Lakes sweeps Century in home opener

By Staff | Mar 31, 2011

Luis Reyes steals second base exciting fans and fellow players in the Lakers’ first game against Century College on Wednesday. EDN photo by Moriah Hawn

The Iowa Lakes Community College Baseball Team improved to 10-6 on the season after sweeping Century College Wednesday’s home doubleheader opener.

The two teams played 7 1/2 scoreless innings in game one.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Lakers’ Terry Benne drove in the winning run with a hit to centerfield.

Robert Seivert pitched 6 2/3 innings before being relived by Melvin Abreu with two outs in the seventh.

In game two, Iowa Lakes pulled out a 3-2 victory. No stats were available at press time.

Iowa Lakes coach Jason Nell, right, recently recorded his 250th career college victory. EDN photo by Moriah Hawn

Other games

Coach Jason Nell recorded his 250th career victory in the final game of the Lakers spring break trip on March 18. Gunner Johnson was the winning pitcher in a 3-2 win over Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Earlier in the day, Angel Samot improved to 2-0 on the season in a 13-7 Laker win over the Ontario Blue Jays. Keith Fandel recorded a hold.

At the plate, Michael Vine was 2-4 with an RBI and Terry Benne was 2-3 with two RBI.

The Lakers opened up Region XI play March 27 and 28 in Cedar Rapids against Kirkwood.

On Saturday, the Lakers lost 7-1 in game one and managed just one hit off Nick Bakeris. Pedro Castro took the loss for the Lakers. Benne had the lone hit.

In game two, the Lakers rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game before falling 4-3.

Gunnder Johnson took the loss on the mound.

At the plate, Jose Hernandez was 1-2 and Anthony Stewart was 1-3.

Kirkwood won another one-run game Monday, 5-4. The Lakers mustered three hits and a seventh-inning rally, which scored two runs, came up short.

Angel Samot took the loss. Homar Gonzales led the Lakers at the plate, going 2-3 with two RBI while Hector Gonzales was 1-3.

Iowa Lakes’ offense finally came to life in the fourth game of the series.

The Lakers pounded out 13 hits in the 9-3 victory. Michael Vines was 3-3 with an RBI. Jaryd Marks and Hector Gonzales both went 2-4. Marks had two RBI.

Fandel pitched five innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on two hits while walking seven and striking out two.

Abreu earned the save. He gave up one hit in two innings with four strikeouts and one walk.

Iowa Lakes travels to Mason City this Saturday and Sunday for a pair of doubleheader against North Iowa Area Community College.