Shakopee Coyotes

Andy Lazzari hit a three-run home run in the Coyotes 11-4 loss to Montgomery.

The Shakopee Coyotes dropped their season opener on Sunday at Montgomery.

Shakopee got a three-run home run from Andy Lazzari but that wasn’t enough as the Coyotes lost 11-4 to Mallards to start the season.

Montgomery showed off its power first as Johny Krocak hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the third to give the Mallards a 4-0 lead.

Lazzari drilled his first home run of the season in the fourth inning to cut the lead to 4-3. The Coyotes’ Chris Isensee had an RBI single to score another run that inning to tie the game 4-4 after the top of the fourth inning.

Montgomery added four more runs in the fifth with Krocak hitting another home run to go up 8-4. They plated three more runs in the eighth inning to win 11-4.

Next

The Coyotes return to play after a break over the weekend with three games in five-day stretch.

Their first game after the break will be on Wednesday, July 8 when they travel to Faribault to take the Lakers.

They follow that up with a short drive to Prior Lake to take on the Mudcats at Veterans Stadium and finish the week off playing at Lonsdale Aces on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Sports editor

Todd Abeln has been the Shakopee and Jordan sports editor for more than 10 years. He enjoys highlight big accomplishments and competitive games. Todd also enjoys golf, softball and watching his kids play baseball, soccer, hockey and basketball.

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