Falcons’ Collin Scott slides head first into second base.
BILL BENTSON/NEWS LEADER Falcons’ Collin Scott slides head first into second base.
If there were any rough edges after a nearly two week layoff, it didn’t look like it, as the Fillmore Central/Lanesboro baseball team swept past Mabel-Canton 18-3 this past Monday. Colten Kraling got the five-inning win.

FC/L collected 22 hits in the lopsided win, including four for Samuel Peters in four at bats, three from Riley Means in three at bats, three from Walker Ward in four at bats, and two each from Logan Corson (two-for-three), Collin Scott (2/4), Colten Kraling (2/3) and Ryli Tostenson (2/4). Also getting into the hitting barrage were Cole Schwichtenberg (1/1), Brady Ristau (1/4) and Josh Peters (1/1). The Falcons had six doubles in the game, two each for Samuel Peters and Ward, and one each Corson and Means.

Fillmore Central/Lanesboro had 17 runs-batted-in against Mabel-Canton, including a team high five from Ward. Also knocking in runs were Corson (2), Samuel Peters (3), Cole Schwichtenberg (2), Scott (2), Casey Olson, Tostenson and Ristau. The 18 runs were scored by Corson (4), Samuel Peters (2), Josh Peters (2), Cole Schwichtenberg, Scott (2), Means (3), Ward (2), Kraling, and Tostenson.

The Falcons had 14 batters in the second inning and scored nine runs, and batted another 13 in the third inning, scoring eight more runs. The team also scored a solo run in the fifth inning, leaving the bases loaded when the third out was recorded.

Colten Kraling pitched the entire game, allowing four hits, three runs (all earned), three walks, two hit batters, while striking out eight. Kraling had a mow ‘em down (three strikeouts) inning in the second.

With the win, FC/L improves to 2-0 on the season. The Falcons had an opening season win over La Crescent, so they are 1-0 in Three Rivers Conference play.

FCL 0-9-8-0-1 = 18-22-0, LOB 9

M-C 0-0-0-0-3 = 3-4-2, LOB 6

This past Tuesday the Falcons had their home opener scheduled against Cotter. Friday the team will travel to Adams to take on the Southland Rebels. Next week the team has four games scheduled: Monday (at R-P), Tuesday (GMLOK), Thursday (at D-E) and Friday (St. Charles).