Jeremiah Piepkorn belted a pair of homers and Sam Peterson blasted a grand slam to lead the Nisswa Lightning, who powered past the host St. Mathias Devils 13-2 in seven innings Saturday, July 6, in a North Division amateur baseball game that wrapped up the regular season for both teams.
Piepkorn finished 4-4 with four RBIs and scored four runs. Peterson was 2-5 with four RBIs while Jason Roepke and Adam Hardy each singled twice.
St. Mathias was led by Konnor Wicklund, who went 2-3 and drove in both Devils runs. David Benson contributed a triple.
Nisswa enters the North Division playoffs as the No. 2 seed with a record of 8-3. The Lightning will face third-seeded Aitkin in the opening round.
Nisswa 13 11 0
St. Mathias 2 6 0
WP: Scott Sand. LP: Connor Knettel. 3B: SM-David Benson. HR: N-Jeremiah Piepkorn 2, Sam Peterson.