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Lakers sweep Minnesota West

By Staff | Apr 7, 2011

Terry Benne is greeted at home plate after his two-run home run in the first inning in the second game of Wednesday’s doublehader against Minnesota West. EDN photos by Moriah Hawn

The Iowa Lakes Baseball Team didn’t have much trouble with Minnesota West in Wednesday’s doubleheader.

Iowa Lakes took game won 6-1 and then Christopher Rivera pitched a three-hit shutout in a 10-0 Laker win in game two.

Bobby Seivert earned the win in game one. He went six innings giving up five hits with six strikeouts and a walk. Jaryd Marks closed out the final inning and had two strikeouts.

At the plate, Hector Gonzales was 1-2 with a double and Anthony Stewart and Terry Benne each were 1-3 with an RBI.

In game two, the Lakers took advantage of drawing several walks on offense.

He highlight was a two-run home run by Benne who was 1-2 in the game.

Michael Vine was 2-3 with a double and Luis Reyes was 1-4 with a double and an RBI.

Rivera pitched all five innings and struck out seven with no walks to earn the win.

Iowa Lakes (13-9, 2-6) will host Ellsworth this Friday and Saturday. Friday’s doubleheader starts at 2 p.m. with Saturday’s starting at 1 p.m.

Minnesota West010 000 0 – 1 6 0

Iowa Lakes040 020 x – 6 5 1

WP: Seivert. LP Johaneson.

Minnesota West000 00 – 0 3

Iowa Lakes401 23 – 10 5

WP – Rivera. LP: Sweeter.