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College baseball: Minnesota West looks impressive, then doesn't

DAILY GLOBE The Minnesota West baseball team, soaking up the warm weather in Florida this week in its initial road trip of the 2016 season, played one game over the weekend that demonstrated potential and another one that conjured up memories of ...

DAILY GLOBE

The Minnesota West baseball team, soaking up the warm weather in Florida this week in its initial road trip of the 2016 season, played one game over the weekend that demonstrated potential and another one that conjured up memories of what plagued it in 2015.
The Bluejays defeated a good Lansing, Mich., team 10-6 as Jonathan Fernandez got the win after throwing six innings, allowing four hits and three earned runs while striking out four.
Lansing is a Division II JUCO team ranked No. 5 in the nation in preseason.
Derick Veldkamp belted a 430-foot three-run home run for the Jays in that game. Jan Carlos-Garcia was 3-for-3 with two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base. Austin Watkins was 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored. Joshua Garcia was 2-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base.
In the Lansing victory, West committed only one error. In the next game against Mesabi, the Bluejays committed 10 - including five in one inning - in an 8-6 loss.
Joseph Torres took the loss on the mound, allowing six runs in four innings. But only two runs were earned.
Joshua Garcia was 2-for-2 at the plate with three RBI and Isaiah Spencer was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
West out-hit Mesabi 6-4.
The Bluejays have two more games scheduled for today. They play their final games of the trip on Friday.

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