The Lakers used a couple of home runs to defeat the Flames 5-2, on a cold and windy day in Lake Henry.
The Flames managed six hits on the afternoon, led by doubles from Brad Mergen, Mitchell Thelen, Aaron Einyk, and Chris Wehseler. Einyk's and Wehseler's doubles were back to back in the sixth inning, producing Farming's second run. The Flames stranded nine baserunners on the afternoon.
Brad Mergen took the bump for Farming, and struck out seven in his three innings of work. Aaron Nett pitched the next four innings, allowing just one run. Chad Mergen pitched the ninth, and help start a nifty 1-6-3 double play.
The Flames will host Richmond in the home league opener on Sunday, May 1. Gametime is 1:30pm.