By Tyler Ohmann
The start to the season couldn’t have been scripted much better for the Little Falls boys baseball team.
The Flyers cruised past a pair of conference foes to start the year 2-0, starting where they left off after a third place finish at state.
The Flyers began the season with a 7-2 victory over Milaca in the season and home opener, April 6.
The number three was lucky for the Flyers on the day as senior Derek Poser drove in three RBIs, fellow senior Austin Weisz scored three times and junior Jake Kapphahn stole three bases.
Poser also earned the win by allowing only three hits and no earned runs in four innings of work.
The bigger win for the Flyers came, Tuesday, when Little Falls traveled to St. Cloud and blasted its way past powerhouse St. Cloud Cathedral, 14-5.
Little Falls jumped out to a 6-0 lead, but the Crusaders scored five times in the bottom of the second off of starter AJ Jenks.
The Flyers settled down, scored eight more times, as Poser pitched four strong innings of relief, allowing only two hits and striking out six.
Jenks was strong at the plate for Little Falls with a 3-for-5 day, three runs and three RBI.
Weisz, Kapphahn, Joe Alholm and Adam Josephson each scored a pair of runs in the win over the mighty Crusaders.
The Flyers, now 2-0, were in a four-way tie for the Granite Ridge crown a year ago with the Cathedral.
Little Falls is scheduled to host another of those teams tied for the GRC title, Foley, Tuesday.