Last summer, Prior Lake didn't have a legion baseball team for the first time in many decades.

Well, the club is back and it rolled in its season opener June 12 in convincing fashion, earning a 17-6 victory at Hastings. Alex Wattermann led the charge, finishing 4 for 5 with a home run and five RBIs.

Alex Gordon also had a big day at the plate, going 3 for 5 with a double, triple, two RBIs and three runs scored, while Henry Emmerich was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs.

Sam Tanner also drove in a pair of runs going 2 for 3, while Blake Haferman was 3 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Kyle Celatka also had three hits and scored two runs for Prior Lake, while Tyler Rueckert was 2 for 2 with an RBI and Parker Shannon had a run knocked in.

Wattermann pitched three shutout innings for the win, striking out six. Camden Weisz pitched two innings, giving up four runs (two earned) with one strikeout.

Prior Lake is back on the field June 17 at home versus Northfield at 7 p.m.

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.

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