Jason Lesser tossed an eight-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts as Rockford beat the Elk River Pioneers 5-0 at Loretto Tuesday evening.
The Pioneers are 0-2 and have not scored a run yet. Rockford is 2-0.
Pioneers pitching limited the River Bandits to just three hits. Tony Jarmoluk took the loss, throwing seven innings, striking out ten, allowing four runs (two earned), and giving up three hits. Mathias Duevel pitched one inning of relief.
Rockford’s Nick Main was 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Aaron Daugherty was 2-for-4 for Elk River.
Elk River hosts Rockford on Saturday.