The Nisswa Lightning bounced back from an extra-inning loss when they traveled to Opole to take on the Bears Sunday, June 30,and left with an 8-3 win.

Pitcher Jason Roepke threw a complete game to earn the win for Nisswa.

The Bears took an early lead with a first inning RBI single, then picked up two more in the bottom of the third.

The Lightning began chipping at the lead when they scored on an error in the fourth inning. In the fifth, Jason Roepke belted a solo homer to pull the Lightning within a run.

The Lightning took the lead in the seventh, scoring three times, with RBI singles from Chris Pederson and Sam Peterson, giving Nisswa a 5-3 lead.

Roepke shut out the Bears offense after the third inning, and Nisswa added one run in the eighth inning and two more in the ninth to secure a victory.



Rebels 8, Lightning 7

The Fort Ripley Rebels clinched the North Division title with a come-from-behind 8-7 win over the Lightning in 10 innings on Saturday, June 29.

The Rebels scored three times in the first inning, but Nisswa regained the lead and were up 7-4 going to the bottom of the ninth.

The Rebels then scored three times in their final half-inning, including a two-out, two-run single by Logan Kalis to make it 7-7 and force extra innings.

In the bottom of the 10th, the Lightning walked three to load the bases, with the game-winning run coming off a wild pitch.

Sam Jenson to the loss on the mound for the Lightning.

The Lightning’s regular season finale comes on Saturday, July 6, when the team travels to face the St. Mathias Devils.