The Vandalia High School baseball team lost its season-opener at Raymond-Lincolnwood on Monday, falling to the Lancers, 4-3.
The Vandals were held scoreless through the first four innings, but only trailed 2-0.
In the top of the fifth, junior Dathan Berning smashed a three-run home run to put the Vandals ahead, 3-2. The Lancers, however, knotted the game in the bottom of the inning.
They added another run in the bottom of the sixth and held the Vandals scoreless in the top of the seventh to earn the win.