Baseball: Thunder trip Big Lake 6-1 in opener

One big swing by Evan Bye provided enough runs to win, and Kyle Connelly did the rest, pitching a three-hitter, as Zimmerman beat Big Lake 6-1 in its baseball opener Monday. Bye, senior catcher, boomed a triple to right-center with bases loaded. Connelly struck out eight and walked none, while the Thunder defense made just one error. The Thunder will play at Maple Lake on Tuesday.