The Waconia Lakers came out swinging the bats in the season opener on a sunsplashed day at Hawk Field, beating the home club 12-4. Both teams ran out a plethora of pitchers in this early season match-up. A rough inning in the middle of the ballgame saw the Hawks misplay a fly ball to score three for the Lakers and they would never look back. For good measure, the Lake Show threw up another four spot late to seal the deal. Willems, Mueller, Nelson and Schatz all threw for the Hawks. Next game is next Sunday when the Hawks face Winsted at 4:00 in the KGLB 1310 game of the week.