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Coach: Bill Frawley
Phone: (440)365-5222 ext. 8321;
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E-Mail: wfrawley@lorainccc.edu

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Home Playing Field is "The Pipeyard" in Lorain, 2840 Meister Road.


Front Row: Jason Banas, Jay Duke, Robbie Bliss, Sam Kessler, John Woolridge, Cody Wilson, Mike Piotrowski, Coach Stavole.
Back Row: Coach Frawley, Barrett Huspaska, Brandon Pritt, Nate Colbert, Mark Flachbart, Matt Wysocki, Zack Minney, Jake Chalkwater, Ben Marrow, Jordan Smith, Angel Flecha, Shane Derricotte.
Missing: Coach Monschein.

2016 LCCC Baseball News

Commodores Baseball Falls Short in Playoffs but Find a Bigger Win for the Program - 5/16/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Lorain, OH -The Lorain County Community College Baseball team fell short Monday afternoon in the team's first playoff appearance. Hosting Schoolcraft out of Michigan for the Division 12 playoff game, LCCC loss the double-header 13-3 and 13-2. The Commodores ended their season with an improved 10-19 record.

Losing is never easy, especially in the playoffs but Coach Bill Frawley and his staff has a lot to be proud of. The Commodores have improved every year since the 2012-13 season. LCCC has gone from winning just 16 combined games in 3 years to winning a program high 10 games this season. “The talent level was a big improvement over the last 3 years. We are headed in a positive direction at LCCC.” said Coach Frawley after today’s game.

Game Recaps
In Game 1, Zach Minney (L, 1-4) took the mound to start the game for the Commodores. Minney went 2.2 innings only giving up 3 hits, 7 runs (3 earned), and was able to strike out 4 batters. Things looked great early as Minney had 3 of his 4 strike outs in the 1st inning but it wasn’t until the bottom of the 2nd inning where Minney and the Commodores defense gave up the games first two runs. After giving up a solo homerun and one additional run, the Commodores defense was able to get out of the inning with minimum damage trailing just 2-0.

As for the Commodores bats, Jason Banas (3 for 3, 1 RBI) led the way by getting the teams first hit of the day. With slow bats, LCCC didn’t get on the board until the top of the 5th as they trailed 8-0. With singles from Robbie Bliss (2 for 3, 1 Run), Sam Kessler (1 for 3, 1 Run), and Ben Morrow (3 for 4, 1 Run), Nate Colbert (1 for 3, 2 RBI’s) drove in 2 runs to cut the lead to 8-2. Patient batters and a little help from Schoolcraft, the Commodores added one more run.

In relief for Minney was Jake Chalkwater who finished the game pitching 2.1 innings, giving up 8 hits and 6 runs. Unable to slow Schoolcraft down and committing two team errors, LCCC saw the lead go from 8-3 to 13-3, ending the game in 6 innings. “We just got out hit today and didn’t score enough runs.” said Coach Frawley after watching his team struggle to produce some runs.

Game 2 ended very similar as LCCC fell 13-2, but managed to get a team high 7 hits. LCCC was able to get on the board early as Sam Kessler (1 for 3, 2 Runs) crossed the plate with an Angel Flecha sac fly RBI. Other than the 1st inning, LCCC didn’t get on the board besides the 9th inning with a Ben Morrow (3 for 4, 1 RBI) hit that scored Kessler once again.

On defense, Barrett Huspaska and Shane Derricotte shared pitching responsibilities giving up a combined 20 hits, 13 runs and striking out 6 total batters. With Schoolcraft hitting well and LCCC committing 3 team errors, the Commodores were unable to steal a win. Final score of Game 2 was 13-2.

After the game Coach Frawley saw a lot of positive in the season. “The players had great attitudes and their families came to support them at almost every game including some 3 hour trips.”

With the team’s loss today, the Commodores saw their season come to an end but they also saw the team win 10 games for the first time in 4 seasons. Looking at the bright side, Coach Frawley said, “Overall a 10 win season was a good year for the level of competition we played.”

Box Score vs Schoolcraft Game 1               
Box Score vs Schoolcraft Game 2                 

Commodores Baseball Ends Regular Season Against D2’s 9th Ranked Tri-C; Set Eyes on Playoffs - 5/13/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Cleveland, OH -The regular season has ended for the Commodores of LCCC as they took on 9th ranked Cuyahoga Community College Friday evening. Unable to stop the high-powered offense of Tri-C, the Commodores dropped the game by a final score of 24-2. LCCC finishes with a season record of 10-17 and will take on Schoolcraft (MI) Monday afternoon.

Game Recap
First time around, the Commodores lost to Tri-C in a double header 14-0 and 6-1. In their second meeting, LCCC seemed to have no answer on defense to stop the runs. On the bright side, LCCC only committed 2 team errors but saw 5 Commodore pitchers take the mound.

First at bat, LCCC scored 1 of 2 runs in the 1st inning. With Angel Flecha (1 for 3, 1 Run) reaching base, Nate Colbert (1 for 4, 1 RBI) drove in the teams first run. Along with Flecha and Colbert, Jason Banas (1 for 4), Ben Morrow (1 for 3), Zach Minney (1 for 4, 1 RBI), and Mike Piotrowski (1 for 1) all got hits to help combine for 6 team hits.

The Commodores saw 5 pitchers take the mound Friday with Zach Minney (L, 1-3) going first. Following Minney was Jake Chalkwater, Shane Derricotte, John Wooldridge, and Mark Flachbart. All 5 pitchers combined for 25 hits, 24 runs, 18 ER, 6 BB, 5 K’s, and 2 HR.

Down 7-1 in the top of the 4th, Zach Minney drove in the second run for the Commodores to make it 7-2. Unfortunately LCCC defense couldn’t stop the bleeding as Tri-C scored 17 additional runs to take the game by a final score of 24-2.

Box Score                           

LCCC Commodores Find a Way to Beat the Rain and Oberlin College JV Baseball - 5/4/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Oberlin, OH - Things have been a little rocky for the Commodores of LCCC of late but Wednesday evening, the team was able to beat the rain and Oberlin College JV team. In 5 innings, LCCC won by a final score of 8-5 and push the season record to 10-16.

Game Recap
This isn’t the first time LCCC has face Oberlin College this season; LCCC fell 15-1 back on April 26th. This time around the Commodores were able to pull out the win. With spring showers looming, both teams tried to get the game moving to avoid a rain out.

As of late the bats for the Commodores have been quiet but the team was able to rack up 8 team hits, 8 runs and 6 RBI’s. Leading the way for LCCC was Nate Colbert who went 2 for 3, driving in 3 runs and crossing the plate once himself.

Going scoreless in the 1st inning, LCCC bats got started with Colbert and Jason Banas getting hits. With some help from the pitching and defense of OC, the Commodores were able to tie the game at 2.

Along with the cold bats of late, LCCC has had some tough pitching matchups but Barrett Huspaska, who has 3 wins and 3 losses on the season, was able to pitch a solid game to help his team take the win.
Pitching all 5 innings, Huspaska was able to hold OC to just 6 hits, 5 runs and striking out 2 batters. After a tough couple innings where the Commodores gave up their 5 runs, Coach Frawley was able to settle his young ball club down.

With 3 costly errors, LCCC allowed Oberlin College to take a 5-2 lead after 2 innings but the bats for LCCC took over. Sam Kessler (2 for 3 and scoring once) got things going for LCCC in the top of 3rd and crossed the plate with some OC help once again. With the lead cut down to 5-3, the Commodores turned things up even more by scoring 5 runs in the 4th inning. With Bliss, Minney and Smith all reaching base, Brandon Pritt (1 for 1, 1 RBI and 1 run) drove in the first of 5 runs for LCCC. Keeping things alive, Flecha and Colbert would drive in the final runs of the game to extend the LCCC lead to 8-5.

With the storm looming, the teams were able to get one last inning in and with a solid outing, the Commodores were able to hold Oberlin College JV off to take the second meeting with the DIII program. Final score was Lorain County Community College 8 and Oberlin College JV 5.
Box Score vs Oberlin College JV                

Strong Effort by LCCC Commodores Comes Up Short Against Power Bats of Westmoreland CC - 5/3/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Youngwood, PA - Recent rain didn’t stop LCCC Tuesday as they traveled to Pennsylvania to face Westmoreland CC. Putting together two strong games, the Commodores just couldn’t find enough offense to win during the double-header. After falling 10-5 in Game 1, the Commodores came out strong in Game 2 but couldn’t hold on to their lead late. Final score of Game 2 was 12-9 and the Commodores now have a season record of 9-16.

Game Recaps
In Game 1, the Commodores defense really struggled to get stops as the Westmoreland bats seemed to connect with everything. Taking the mound was Jake Chalkwater who pitched 3.1 innings, giving up 10 hits and 9 of the 10 Westmoreland runs. Things initially started off well as Chalkwater only gave up 1 run in the 1st but the next 2.1 innings would be rough, as the Commodores would give up 8 additional runs.

The Commodores offense would have a similar showing, as LCCC was able to score in the 1st inning but wouldn’t find their groove with the bats again until the top of the fourth inning; at this point the Commodores trailed 6-1. Down 6-1, the Commodores started to make a small run as Jason Banas, Cody Wilson and Nate Colbert applied some pressure to the Westmoreland CC pitching.

With the lead cut to 3, Chalkwater and the Commodores defense weren’t able to hold Westmoreland as they put 3 additional runs on the board making it 9-3 in the 4th inning. Making the change, LCCC put Mark Flachbart on the mound who went 1.2 innings, giving up only 1 hit and striking out 2 batters. To end the game, Shane Derricotte relieved Flachbart going 1 inning, giving up 2 hits, 1 run and striking out 2.

To close the game on offense, the Commodores were able to add two late runs but with the defensive struggles, LCCC fell 10-5 in Game 1 to Westmoreland CC.

Game 2
With the team’s struggles on both sides in Game 1, LCCC wanted to play at a different pace in Game 2. Once again LCCC came out strong early in the 1st inning taking a 1-0 lead but the defense started off slow once again. After Jordan Smith scored in the top of the 1st, LCCC wouldn’t see another run score until the top of the fifth.

As for pitching, Mark Flachbart took the mound in Game 2 as well going 4 innings, giving up 5 hits, 5 runs and striking out 2. After a tough couple innings where Westmoreland scored 4 total runs (3 in the 1st and 1 in the 2nd), Flachbart was able to settle down to hold his opponent to no runs in the third and just 1 run in the fourth inning.

Going into the fifth inning trailing 5-1, LCCC put together a nice late run to take the lead. Led by Mike Piotrowski who went 3-3 and Cody Wilson who went 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs, the Commodores scored 6 total runs to take a 7-5 lead.

With the lead, Coach Frawley made the pitching change to Shane Derricotte who finished the game pitching 2 innings, giving up 7 hits, 7 runs and striking out 1. Behind 7-5, Westmoreland CC was able to score 2 run in the bottom of the 5th inning to tie things up. Going cold with the bats in the top of the 6th inning, LCCC’s problem continued as they gave up 5 runs.

Trailing 12-7, the Commodores tried to make a late run with Jordan Smith and Angel Flecha scoring to cut the lead to 12-9. Down to their final at bats, LCCC couldn’t manage to score 3 runs to extend the game and fell by a final score of 12-9.
Box Score vs Westmoreland Game 1                           
Box Score vs Westmoreland Game 2                  

LCCC Falls to Oberlin College JV Baseball - 4/26/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Oberlin, Ohio - Spring showers once again cancelled LCCC’s trip to Pennsylvania to face CCAC Boyce. With short notice, the Commodores traveled across the county to face Oberlin Colleges JV team. Going 8 innings, the Commodores fell 15-1.

Game Recap
The bats for Lorain CCC struggled as the team combined for 3 total hits and drove in only 1 run. Getting hits for LCCC was Sam Kessler (1-4), Jason Banas (1-3, 1 run), Jordan Smith (1-2).

It wasn’t until the top of the 8th inning when LCCC got their first hit with Banas starting things off with a single which was proceeded by an Oberlin College error with Bliss at the plate. This error helped drive in the only run for the Commodores.

An uncommon trait of late for LCCC has been the fielding errors but today against the Yeoman of Oberlin College, LCCC committed 5 crucial errors to help OC expand their lead.  

The Commodores had four pitchers take the mound starting with Shane Derricotte who took the loss on the day. Derricotte pitched 3.2 innings, giving up 10 hits, 10 runs, and striking out 1. Following Derricotte was Barrett Huspaska who pitched 2.1 innings, giving up only 1 hit, no runs, and striking out 1. With Huspaska pitching earlier in the week, Zach Minney came in to pitch 1 inning, giving up 2 hits, and 4 runs. With things not going Minney’s way, Coach Frawley made one last pitching change going with Mark Flachbart. Flachbart pitched 1 inning, giving up 1 hit, 1 run and striking out 1.

Unable to produce Commodore runs, LCCC fell to the Yeoman of Oberlin College by a final score of 15-1.
Box Score vs Oberlin College JV                        

Commodores Battle Against D2’s 13th Ranked Team; Fall to Tri-C in Sunday Double Header - 4/24/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Cleveland, Ohio - The Commodores of LCCC have hit a rough streak of late and Sunday was not an easy task as they traveled to play the 13th ranked team in D2 baseball. In Game 1 of the double header, LCCC loss by a final score of 14-0 but bounced back in Game 2, losing by a score of 6-1. This now puts LCCC at a season record of 9-13.

Game Recaps
Game 1
Nothing came easy for LCCC’s offense or defense in Game 1 as both sides of the ball had some struggles.

Taking the mound first for LCCC was Barrett Huspaska who pitched 2.1 innings, giving up 7 hits and 7 runs. In the 1st inning, Huspaska had some struggles giving up 3 runs but found his rhythm in the bottom of the 2nd, only giving up 1 run. In relieve for Huspaska was Jake Chalkwater and Mark Flachbart who pitched a combined 1.2 innings, giving up 9 hits, 7 runs, and striking out 2.

Although the Commodores were unable to score in Game 1, there was some positive as LCCC had 4 hits. Sam Kessler, Angel Flecha, Ben Morrow, and Jordan Smith all reached base but were unable to cross the home plate in favor of the Commodores. Unable to stop Tri-C from scoring, the game ended early due to the mercy rule; final score 14-0.

Game 2
After Game 1, LCCC wanted to play a much better second game and they did just that. Zach Minney pitched 6 innings, giving up 8 hits, 6 runs, and striking out 4. Minney was able to pitch a solid game all the way up to the bottom of the 6th, only giving up 3 runs.

In the top of the 5th, LCCC was able to cut the lead to 2-1 with a Nate Colbert RBI that drove Robbie Bliss in. LCCC was unable to get any closer as the team combined for 2 hits coming from Mike Piotrowski (1-2) and John Woolridge (1-2). Down just 3-1 headed into the 6th inning, LCCC saw the Tri-C lead jump to 6-1. With cold bats, the Commodores lost Game 2 by a score of 6-1.
Box Score vs Tri-C Game 1              
Box Score vs Tri-C Game 2                           

Lorain CCC Falls Just Short Against OSU Lima in Double-Header - 4/19/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Lima, Ohio - Tuesday afternoon Lorain CCC traveled to Lima to face OSU Lima for their rescheduled double-header. In Game 1, the Commodores lost 5-1 and lost Game 2 by a final score of 5-3. The Commodores have a season record of 9-11.

Game Recaps
Game 1
Shane Derricotte took the mound for LCCC, pitching 6 innings, giving up 5 runs and striking out 3 batters. After giving up just 1 hit and no runs in the 1st inning, Derricotte and the Commodores defense couldn’t stop OSU Lima from taking a big lead. Giving up 3 runs in the bottom of the 2nd, LCCC trailed 3-0.

Not leaving Derricotte out to dry, the Commodores bats warmed up as Sam Kessler (1-3, 1 RBI) drove in the only Commodores run. Leading the way with Kessler in Game 1 was Angel Flecha who went 2-3. Giving up 2 more runs towards the end of the game, the Commodores of LCCC fell to OSU Lima 5-1.

Game 2
With slow bats of late, the Commodores wanted to make their presence known on the offensive side in Game 2. Led by Angel Flecha who batted 4 for 4 and drove in a run, LCCC was able to drive in 3 runs to make Game 2 a battle.

Mark Flachbart took the mound for the Commodores pitching 6 innings, 7 hits, 5 runs and 3 strikeouts. After giving up 3 early runs in the 1st inning, Flachbart was able to make things difficult for Lima OSU. With Jay Duke and Jason Banas driving in late runs, the Commodores were able to close the gap but just ran out of runs. Lorain CCC dropped Game 2 by a final score of 5-3.
Box Score vs OSU Lima Game 1                   
Box Score vs OSU Lima Game 2             
Long Innings Hurt LCCC Commodores; Fall to Mercyhurst NE (PA)-4/17/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Lorain, Ohio - After splitting Saturday’s away games against Mercyhurst NE (PA), the Commodores of LCCC couldn’t find the same magic on Sunday for their second double-header against Mercyhurst. In Game 1, the Commodores fell by a final score of 14-3 and dropped Game 2 9-0. After the weekend games, LCCC has a .500 season record at 9-9.

Game Recaps
Game 1
Barrett Huspaska took the mound for the Commodores in Game 1 going 4.2 innings, giving up 7 hits and 8 runs. After giving up 3 runs in the 1st inning, Huspaska and the Commodores defense seemed to settle in a bit. The bats for the Commodores warmed up as they were able to score 3 runs to tie the game in the bottom of the 2nd.

LCCC took advantage of 2 Saints errors, a few walks and was led by Angel Flecha who went 2 for 3. Things seemed favorable for LCCC headed into the 5th inning only trailing 4-3 but the Saints of Mercyhurst got hot, scoring 10 runs in the top of the 5th. Making a couple pitching changes the last inning, LCCC wasn’t able to stop the runs and lost Game 1 14-3.

Game 2
The Commodores did their best to put Game 1 behind them as they were able to get some solid hits on the Saints in Game 2. Although runs weren’t produced, LCCC was led by Sam Kessler who went 2-3, Jason Banas going 1-1 and Angel Flecha 1-3.

Jake Chalkwater took the start for LCCC going 5 innings, 11 hits, 7 runs and 4 strikeouts. Chalkwater did a great job not letting innings go too long but the team errors made it difficult to keep Mercyhurst from scoring. In relief of Chalkwater was Mark Flachbart who pitched 2 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, and 3 strikeouts.  Unable to produce any runs, the game went a full 7 innings and the Commodores of LCCC lost Game 2 by a score of 9-0.
Box Score vs Mercyhurst NE Game 1                                
Box Score vs Mercyhurst NE Game 2                         
LCCC Baseball Splits Saturdays Double Header with Mercyhurst NE (PA) - 4/16/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Northeast, Pennsylvania - After this weekend, Lorain County Community College Baseball and Mercyhurst Northeast (PA) will be familiar with each other as LCCC traveled to Mercyhurst Saturday and will host them Sunday for another double-header. On Saturday, LCCC split the double header, losing Game 1 by a final score of 11-1 but won Game 2 by a final score of 5-1. LCCC now has a season record of 9-7.

Game Recaps
Game 1
For LCCC, Game 1 wasn’t how Coach Frawley wanted to start the weekend, as nothing seemed to click for the Commodores. Once again LCCC scored early as Sam Kessler (0-2, 1 Run) reached base by a walk followed by an error then a Ben Morrow (0-2, 1 RBI) fly out to right field scoring Kessler. This would be the only run LCCC would score as the team struggled to hit off Mercyhurst pitcher Jordan Ransom.

It appeared as this would be a low scoring game as LCCC pitcher Robbie Bliss went 2 innings without giving up a run. It was the bottom of the 3rd inning where Bliss and the Commodore defense started to struggle.
After giving up 2 runs with 1 out, Bliss was able to settle down to get the second out of the inning. With the score 2-1 in favor of Mercyhurst NE, Bliss balked to advance runners and from that point on, he never seemed to recover. The hits just piled up and when the final out of the third inning was made, the Commodores gave up 8 runs and trailed 8-1.

Unfortunately for Bliss and LCCC, only two Commodores got hits in the game, which were Mike Piotrowski (1-2) and Nate Colbert (1-2). Up 8-1, Mercyhurst was able to score 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to end the game early; LCCC fell 11-1.

Game 2
Putting Game 1 behind them, LCCC came out strong and they were able to dominate Game 2. Zach Minney took the mound for the Commodores and pitched 7 innings, gave up only 3 hits, 1 run and had 8 strikeouts. A big positive for Minney was the 1 run was unearned as the Commodore defense committed an uncommon error of late to allow the run; Minney didn’t see a hit on him until the bottom of the 3rd.

As Minney pitched a great game, the bats for LCCC came alive as the team had 9 hits and 3 RBI’s. Leading the team was Cody Wilson (2-3, 1 RBI), Ben Morrow (2-3), Robbie Bliss (2-4, 1 RBI). The Commodores were able to get on the board first as Minney reached base due to an error and scored on a Bliss double after stealing second base. Cody Wilson followed suite hitting a single to score Bliss to take the 2-0 lead.

With another error in the top of the 3rd, Angel Flecha (hit a single) was able to score when Mercyhurst threw a wild ball trying to create an extra out. Adding two additional runs in the 5th inning, the Commodores never gave their opponent a chance to catch rhythm. Keeping their foot on the gas pedal, LCCC won Game 2 by a final score of 5-1.

After the game, Coach Frawley was very impressed with his pitcher and the team’s defense. “Minney pitched a great game by throwing a complete game and only giving up 2 hits. We played much better.”
Box Score vs Mercyhurst NE Game 1                        
Box Score vs Mercyhurst NE Game 2                        

LCCC Triumphs after Shaking Rust Off after Multiple Postponed Games; Wins 6-4 in Game 1 and 3-0 in Game 2 - 4/14/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Mansfield, Ohio - After having to postpone the last four games due to weather, the Lorain County Community College Baseball team showed minor signs of rust but managed to sweep Thursdays games. Facing OSU Mansfield for the second time this year, LCCC won Game 1 by a final score of 6-4 and squeezed out a close Game 2 by a final score of 3-0. With this, the Commodores are over a .500 season record at 8-6.

Game 1 Recap
For LCCC, things started off fast as they got off to a hot start. Scoring 2 early runs in the first inning from an Angel Flecha and Ben Morrow RBI, LCCC took control of the game. Taking the mound for LCCC was Shane Derricotte who pitched a complete game with 6 strikeouts.
After getting roughed up a bit in the bottom of the first, Derricotte settled down only giving up 1 OSU run.

With the bats going cold in innings 2, 3 and 4, LCCC gave up their lead after OSU’s Jones hit a triple followed by a sac fly scoring the tying run.
With not much action, the game stayed tied at 2 apiece until Derricotte gave up 2 additional runs in the bottom of the fifth; with this LCCC trailed 4-2. Not leaving their pitcher stranded, LCCC managed to score 1 run in the 6th, which cut the lead to 1. With one final at bat, Jason Banas got things started with a double before an error scored the tying run for LCCC. Derricotte was able to get 1 of his 6 strikeouts in the bottom of the seventh and forced OSU into tough at bats. Not giving up any runs, the Commodores forced extra innings.

Not taking any chances, LCCC took the lead extending their lead to 2. Taking advantage of OSU pitching and fielding errors, both Brandon Pritt and Banas crossed the plate to swing the momentum to the Commodores. Even with late game struggles, Derricotte took care of business in the bottom of the 8th by only needing to face three batters. Striking out one and followed by some strong LCCC defense, the Commodores came from behind to win Game 1 by a final score of 6-4. Leading the way on offense was Sam Kessler (2-4, 1 RBI), Angel Flecha (2-4, 1 RBI), and Jason Banas (2-4, and 1 RBI). 

Game 2 Recap
Game 2 didn’t follow the same formula as Game 1 as LCCC and OSU Mansfield both struggled at the plate; neither team could find a way to take the lead. For LCCC, Barrett Huspaska was the winning pitcher going 5.1 innings, giving up 1 run and 9 strikeouts. Coach Frawley couldn’t have asked for better defense from his team as OSU struggled to advance on the bases and LCCC didn’t help their opponent, as they committed zero errors.

As for the bats, things were very slow as LCCC left a couple runners stranded in scoring position early. It wasn’t until the top of the sixth inning when Sam Kessler (2-4, 2 RBI’s) hit in 2 runs that gave LCCC a 2-0 lead. In the top of the seventh, Jason Banas (1-1, 1 RBI) extended the Commodores lead to 3-0 as he got his first hit and RBI of the game.

Coming in for the save was Mark Flachbart who pitched 1.2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, and 3 strikeouts. With this save LCCC won Game 2 by a final score of 3-0 and Huspaska took the win.

What's Next?
The Commodores are scheduled to travel to place Mercyhurst NE (PA) on Saturday and will then host Mercyhurst NE (PA) the next day for another double-header. The home game Sunday is at the Pipeyard; 2840 Meister Road, Lorain Ohio. First pitch is set for 12 p.m.
Box Score vs OSU Mansfield Game 1                         
Box Score vs OSU Mansfield Game 2                             

Cold Weather Doesn't Stop LCCC as Commodores Sweep Double Header - 4/2/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Butler, PA - Missing Fridays game due to weather didn't seem to slow the Commodores of Lorain County Community College down. After trailing in Game 1, the Commodores put together a great last inning run as they came back to win by a final score of 8-6. Game 2 was much different as LCCC dominated their opponent and won by a final score of 13-5. This puts LCCC back to even with a season record of 6-6.

Game 1 Recap
In Game 1, Shane Derricotte took the mound for LCCC and had a dominant performance, giving up zero earned runs.  Seeing only one Butler CCC batter cross the plate for the first 5 innings, Bill Frawley was feeling confident in his pitcher. In a complete game, Derricotte got the win, pitching 7 innings and striking out 3.

Not much offense existed for either LCCC or Butler CCC to start the game, as neither team could drive in a run. In the 3rd inning things started to move for both teams as Angel Flecha (1-4 and 2 RBI's) hit in 2 runs to give the Commodores the lead. Butler CC didn't go away quietly as they were able to drive in a run of their own to cut the lead to 2-1

As the game proceeded, Derricotte and his Commodore defense got roughed up some; in the 6th inning Butler strung together a great run. Scoring 4 runs in the 6th inning, Derricotte stopped the bleeding and was able to minimize the damage, seeing the score go to 5-3 in favor of Butler. LCCC was able to get to the final inning without letting Butler extend their lea.  With only one bat left, the Commodores took their time shrinking the Butler lead. Brandon Pritt (1-1 on the day) started things off with a single which was followed by the top of the order that saw both Sam Kessler (2-3) and Cody Wilson (3-4) follow Pritt with singles of their own. With bases loaded, Ben Morrow stayed patient as he was walked and cut the lead to 5-4.

Zack Minney (3-4, 2 RBI's), who's had one of the better bats on the year, came up big as he hit 2 Commodores in to give LCCC the 6-5 lead. Not done yet, LCCC manged to bring in two additional runners that included Jordan Smith (1-1, 1 RBI) hitting a late game double, and Pritt crossing the plate. Up 8-5, Butler tried to ruffle Derricotte by scoring a run to make it 8-6 but Bill Frawley was able to calm his team down as they stayed strong to get the 8-6 win. Derricotte took the win in Game 1 and now sees his season record go to 2 wins and 2 losses.

Game 2 Recap
With a little hang over from Game 1, the Commodores couldn't get their bats going until the 4th inning in Game 2; from that point on, they never saw their lead disappear.

Jake Chalkwater took the mound throwing a complete game, going 7 innings and striking out 7 batters.

With what's been an uncommon Commodore trend the last few games, LCCC committed an error in the 2nd inning which helped Butler CC take the early 1-0 lead. Not letting this effect him, Chalkwater got in the zone, getting 5 of his 7 strikeouts in the next couple innings while only seeing 2 more batters score.

Not leaving Chalkwater out to dry, Angel Flecha (2-3 and 2 RBI's), Jason Banas (2-2 and 3 RBI's), and Zack Minney (2-5 and 3 RBI's) came up big as they combined for 8 of the 11 runs for their Commodores. The 4th inning was big for LCCC as they drove in 5 runs to take the 5-1 lead and would never trail again. Scoring in every inning from this point on, Butler CCC couldn't find a way to get on base or keep the Commodores off the bases.

It was the final at bat for LCCC that put the final nail in the coffin as the Commodores ended things, scoring 6 runs to take the 13 to 3 lead. The patience of the LCCC batters frustrated Butler's pitchers as an error and 4 straight walks got things going. With the 13-3 lead, Chalkwater and his defense gave up 2 runs but when it counted most, he placed the ball perfectly to create easy stops for his team. LCCC finished Butler CCC off with a final score of 13-5 and took the double header on the day.

Box Score vs Butler CCC Game 1                       
Box Score vs Butler CCC Game 2                   

LCCC Baseball Dominates Butler CCC in Double Header - 3/29/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Lorain, Ohio - After a tough weekend of baseball, the Lorain County Community College Commodores Baseball team showed signs of dominance Tuesday afternoon. In Game 1, LCCC had to go 8 innings to beat Butler CCC (PA) 5-4 but in the second game of the day, the Commodores ended things early winning 10-0. This now puts Lorain CCC at 4-6 headed into a big game early in the year as they take on Schoolcraft (MI) Friday afternoon.

Game Recaps
Game 1 - Jake Chalkwater took the mound in Game 1 Tuesday pitching 7 innings while throwing 112 pitches with 8 total strikeouts. Things got a little rocky for Chalkwater in the 2nd inning as Butler CCC scored 3 runs after LCCC took the early 1-0 lead.

Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the second inning, the LCCC bats gave Chalkwater a hand as 2 additional runs came in for the home team. Sam Kessler helped lead his team by going 4-4 in Game 1 with 2 RBI's; he received helped from Ben Morrow who went 2-4 and 1 RBI as well as Nate Colbert who went 2-4 with an RBI.

The Commodores wouldn't lose the lead at any point after the second inning mostly due to the ball placement of Chalkwater and the LCCC offense driving in runs. Going into the sixth inning, Butler CCC found a way to tie the game at 4 and took the Commodores into extra innings where team work would help LCCC get the win. After Mark Flachbart's 3 strikeouts in the top of the 8th, Mike Piotrowski and Colbert would get on base where Zach Minney would get the game winning single that scored pinch runner Jay Duke. Going 8 innings, Lorain CCC topped Butler CCC 5-4.

Game 2 - With LCCC having the mercy rule hanging over their heads this past weekend, the Commodores finally turned the table in Game 2 where they dominated Butler CCC 10-0 in just 5 innings.

LCCC has had defensive troubles this season with errors filling their stat sheets but today LCCC was on the other side as the first 3 runs came off of Butler's errors.

Having the big bat for LCCC was Cody Wilson who went 4-4 and brought in a run of his own. The Commodores were able to bring in 3 runs in the first inning, 1 in the second, 3 in the third, and the final 3 runs in the fourth inning.

Barrett Huspaska took the mound, pitching a complete game. In 5 innings, Huspaska had 9 strikeouts and gave up zero runs.

With the dominate play of LCCC, they topped Butler 10-0 and took the double header.
Box Score vs Butler CCC Game 1                           
Box Score vs Butler CCC Game 2                         
Extended 6th Inning Hurts LCCC as they Drop Game 1; Errors in Game 2 Put LCCC in Mercy Rule - 3/26/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Lorain Ohio - With less than 24 hours to regroup, the Commodores of LCCC took on Allegheny County South Tigers Saturday afternoon. In game one, LCCC led up into the fifth inning before errors gave the Tigers a 5-3 lead which eventually turned into a final score of 10-3. In game two, a rough 2nd inning doomed LCCC as they gave up 13 runs before the game ended early due to the mercy rule. With a final score of 15-5, the Commodores dropped both games and see their record fall to 2-6 on the season.

Game Recaps
Game 1 - LCCC couldn't have asked for a better start to a game after dropping both games the day before to Westmoreland CCC (PA). Shane Derricotte pitched a great game as he only gave up 2 runs going into the fifth inning. On the day, Derricote had 8 strikeouts and only gave up 2 earned runs.

After going down 2-0, the Commodore bats started to heat up as both Angel Flecha (2-4, 1 RBI) and Ben Morrow (1-4, 1 RBI) drove in Commodore runs. With an error by the Tigers, the Commodores took the early lead going up 3-2.

Just as things seemed to be going LCCC's way, the Tigers of Allegheny County took advantage of LCCC errors. With multiple errors in the top portion of the fifth inning, Derricotte was able to get out of the inning only seeing the Tiger lead get to 5-3.

With the game close, Lorain County Community College couldn't find their groove at the plate as they struggled to get runners on the bags. Seeing the lead grow to 6-3 in favor of the Tigers, LCCC made the pitching change to Zack Minney in the 6th inning; on the day Minney had 2 K's but gave up 4 runs that extended the lead. Unable to find late runs, LCCC dropped game one by a final score of 10-3. Shane Derricotte took the loss falling to 1-2 on the season.

Game 2 - Unable to put game 1 behind them, the Commodores of LCCC struggled early trying to slow down the Tiger offense. Taking the mound was Barrett Huspaska who started the game well, only giving up 1 run in the first inning but it was the second inning that put the Commodores in a hole.

After getting an early out to start the second inning, Huspaska and his Commodores just couldn't find a way to get 2 more outs as Allegheny put up 13 runs. With pitches going past the catcher, errors and strong Tiger bats, LCCC scrambled to stop the bleeding.

Along with the defensive struggles, LCCC bats went cold as they didn't get on the board until late fourth inning when Jake Chalkwater had a sac fly that brought home Cody Wilson for the Commodore score. At times Huspaska found some good combos as he had 4 K’s on the day but was unable to maintain it.

Relieving Huspaska was Mark Flachbart in the top of the fifth; striking out 2 and giving up zero runs. LCCC showed heart by almost extending the game. With the mercy rule in place, the Commodores fought hard in the bottom of the fifth, applying pressure to the Tiger defense. With a Jordan Smith walk, Jason Banas single, and a Matt Wysocki single, Sam Kessler (1-3, 2 RBI's) drove in 2 runs to make it 15-3. Following suite was Cody Wilson who contributed with an RBI and with a Tiger error, LCCC got an additional run to make it 15-5. Unfortunately with 2 outs, Chalkwater grounded out to end the game due to the mercy rule. LCCC fell 15-5 and drop the double header.
Box Score vs CCAC-South Game 1                   
Box Score vs CCAC-South Game 2                        
Cold Bats Slow the Commodores down in Home Opener; Drop Double Header to Westmoreland CCC - 3/25/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Lorain Ohio - Coming into today's home opener, the Commodores of Lorain County Community College were 2-2 on the season but after today, the team falls to 2-4 after taking on Westmoreland CCC out of Pennsylvania. The Commodores dropped game 1 by a final score of 13-6 and made a strong comeback in game 2 but fell 14-9. Now with a season record of 2-4, LCCC tries to right the ship when they take on Allegheny County-South tomorrow.

Game Recaps
Game 1 - In his first start of the season, Zach Minney took the mound for the Commodores going 3.2 innings, striking out 4, giving up 8 hits, 8 runs and committing 2 errors. After giving up 2 early runs in the 1st inning, Minney seemed to settle down as he went the next 2 innings without giving up a run. Unfortunately for LCCC, fielding so far has had their issues as the Commodores had 5 team errors which gave Westmoreland CCC extra at bats. Relieving Minney in the 4th inning was John Wooldridge who only gave up 3 hits, and 3 runs.

On the offensive side, LCCC came out very aggressive as they scored 2 runs early and tried to keep the game close as they only trailed 3 runs midway through the game. Leading the way for their team, both Sam Kessler and Zack Minney went 2 for 3, both contributing with RBI's and crossing the plate as well. Along with Kessler and Minney, Angel Flecha, Ben Morrow, Cody Wilson, and John Wooldridge all contributed with an RBI of their own.

Just as LCCC managed to cut the gap to 8-5 in the top of the 5th inning, the Commodore defense had 3 errors in one play to give the Westmoreland CCC an inside the park home-run. The Commodores didn't seem to bounce back after that as they gave up 5 runs in the final 3 innings while only scoring one of their own.

To end the game, Mark Flachbart took the mound but the hot bats of WCCC continued as he gave up 3 hits, 2 runs, and 2 errors as the Commodores would end up losing the game 13-6.

Game 2 had mercy rule written all over it as the Westmoreland CCC bats seemed to connect on everything. With not much offense or defense in the first 5 innings, the Commodores fought hard to stay alive. With the WCCC lead over 10 and only one bat remaining, LCCC found a way to get the game to 14-5 to extend their evening.

The two big plays for LCCC was when Angel Flecha drove in 3 RBI's with a base clearing double and Barrett Huspaska drove in 3 additional runs. Cody Wilson continued his hot hitting on the day as he went 2 for 3 and Ben Morrow went 2 for 2.

By getting the lead cut to 14-5, LCCC was able to drive in 4 more runs to make it a 14-9 game and place the momentum on their side.

Although Jake Chalkwater took the loss Friday evening (now 1-2 on the season), as the bats heated up so did the pitching for Lorain CCC; things improved as Westmoreland CCC couldn't put together a complete inning to extend their lead. The lead was just too big as LCCC fell 14-9 to Westmoreland CCC to end the double header.
Box Score vs Westmoreland CCC Game 1                     
Box Score vs Westmoreland CCC Game 2                         
Slow Starts Hurt LCCC in Double Header Against Edison CC-3/20/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Piqua, Ohio - Unable to get off to a fast start, LCCC Baseball fell to Edison CC in their weekend double header. After falling 5-1 in game one, things got very intense in the second game as the Commodores couldn’t pull off a late game rally; LCCC fell just short of the comeback with a final score of 7-6. With their weekend loss to Edison, the Commodores fall to .500 as they prepare for their home opener against Westmoreland CCC (PA).

Game Recaps
Game 1 - A week ago to open the season, LCCC seemed to have the hot bats as the offense clicked for most of the day but against Edison CC, bats were cold early. The Commodores were unable to get on the board until the top of the 3rd when Cody Wilson, who went 2 for 3 in the game, drove in the Commodores first and only run of the game.

Outside of Wilson, Ben Morrow was the only Commodore to get a hit in the game, going 1 for 3. Edison’s pitcher Jorge Rivera seemed to connect on most of his pitches against LCCC as he had eight strikeouts on the day and only gave up three hits.

As for the Commodores defense, Shane Derricotte took the mound, only giving up five hits, striking out five and had zero earned runs as the LCCC defense had three errors. After giving up the two early runs, Derricotte seemed to settle down as his team only trailed 2-0 after five innings.

Finding his target well the week before, relieve pitcher Mark Flachbart seemed to struggle against Edison in game one as the Edison bats warmed back up. In 1 inning, Flachbart had one strikeout, four hits and gave up three runs as LCCC couldn’t make a late run; LCCC fell 5-1.

In game two, LCCC wanted to get off to a hot start. Leading his team on the day, Robbie Bliss had a strong game, going 3 for 4 with an RBI. To open the game, LCCC scored first applying the pressure to Edison.

Once again the LCCC defense had their fielding struggles as they committed four errors in game two. Edison took advantage of the Commodore errors and was able to take a 4-2 lead early.

Jake Chalkwater took the mound for LCCC having a complete game going six innings; giving up seven runs off of eight hits and three errors, LCCC had to dig themselves out of a hole. All Edison runs came within the first three innings but after Chalkwater found his groove, he held their opponent scoreless with four strikeouts.

On the offensive side, LCCC saw some good production from Sam Kessler who went 2 for 3 and an RBI, and Ben Morrow who went 2 for 3 and had two RBI’s.

LCCC put on their rally caps as they made it a one run game heading into the final inning but were unable to stretch the game out, LCCC fell 7-6.
Box Score vs Edison CC Game 1                             
Box Score vs Edison CC Game 2                                                       
LCCC Baseball Opens Season by Sweeping OSU Mansfield in Double Header - 3/12/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant
 
Mansfield Ohio - LCCC Baseball opened their season a week earlier than scheduled and wasted no time getting off to a fast start. In a weekend double header, LCCC dominated in both games taking the first game by a score of 9-0. In their second game, LCCC pumped up the offense by winning by a final score of 12-4. The Commodores of LCCC have a season record of 2-0.

Game Recaps
The Commodores wasted no time getting their bats going as they opened the game on an offensive terror. Scoring four runs in the first inning, LCCC never looked back. There was no shortage of offense as LCCC got a big game from Angel Flecha who went 3 for 4 with two RBI's, Ben Marrow who went 2 for 3 and two RBI's, and Cody Wilson who went 2 for 2 with a run.

Sam Kessler got the Commodores going in the second inning as he hit a big two-run home run to put the icing on the cake early. Seven Commodore players brought in a run as things just seemed to be clicking with the bats.

On the mound, Shane Derricotte had a very strong performance as he went five innings and only gave up six OSU Mansfield hits. Along with only giving up six hits, Derricotte racked up six strikeouts before giving the mound to Mark Flachbart who came in for the final two innings. In just two innings, Flachbart got four K’s giving the Commodores a team high 10 K’s.

The Commodores kept OSU Mansfield cold and ended game one by a final score of 9-0.

In the second game of the day, LCCC picked up where they left off and hammered OSU Mansfield once again with their strong bats. Going 0-2 in game one, Jason Banas hit two home runs in the second game, going 2-2 with five RBI's. Along with Banas, Angel Flecha and Mike Piotrowski followed suite by hitting a home run as well.

Piotrowski had a monster day going 3-4, 4 RBI's and adding two runs of his own. Flecha ended his day on a high note went 2-5 with two RBI's and scored twice as well. 10 of the 15 LCCC players got a hit on the day and the team combined for 12 RBI's. Unlike the first game, it took the Commodores a little time to get going with the bats as was the same for their defense.

Jake Chalkwater took the mound for LCCC in the second game only giving up five hits but struggled to keep OSU Mansfield from scoring. After giving up two runs in the first two innings, Chalkwater gained his composure midway through to keep them scoreless until OSU Mansfield added two more in the fifth inning.

To close the game, Flachbart came in and held his batters to one hit, no runs and retired three batters. On the day the team had five strikeouts as they helped keep their team ahead for most of the game. With the LCCC bats hot, the Commodores closed the day in the second game by winning 12-4.
Box Score vs OSU Mansfield Game 1                         
Box Score vs OSU Mansfield Game 2                      
2015 LCCC Baseball News
LCCC Defeats Clark State Community College in 11th in Season Finale - May 1, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator 

LCCC baseball (9-20) win their season finale at Clark State CC 18-11 in 11 innings

Springfield, OH—LCCC baseball ended their season in style, by coming back to beat Clark State 18-11 in 11 innings. Pitcher Jake Chalkwater received the win in the marathon of a game. The Commodores fell behind early to Clark State, trailing 10-1 in the fifth inning. LCCC made the big comeback in the ninth inning. With two outs in the ninth inning, the Commodores scored five runs to tie the game at 11 and force extra innings. With two outs in that inning, the team had five singles come off the bats of Garrett Mullins (4 for 7 with a three singles, a triple and two runs scored), Brian Mahilo (3 for 7 with two singles, a double and two runs scored), Angel Flecha (4 for 7 with two singles, two doubles and three runs scored), Luis Moreno (3 for 6 with three singles and two runs scored) and Jeff Carlson (3 for 6 with two singles, a double and run scored) along with a huge triple by Cole Rosmarin (4 for 6 with two singles, two triples, a walk and four runs scored). Chalkwater shut out Clark State in the extra innings, allowing the offense to explode for seven runs in the 11th inning. The offense kept getting hits and walks to extend the lead to 18-11 in the 11th inning.

“That was a crazy night … it was awesome … very, very cool,” LCCC Manager Bill Frawley rejoiced following the great comeback by his team in the season finale. “Fun, fun day … great way to end the season.” Manager Frawley praised the pitching of Jake Chalkwater and also loved the offense’s execution saying, “Everyone came through. This was a real fun group of guys and I had a blast playing with them,” said Frawley about his team this season. “These guys never gave up … they always had a good time with one another,” exclaimed Manager Frawley. The LCCC Commodores finish the season 9-20.
Box Score vs Clark State CC                       
 
LCCC Loses to Cuyahoga Community College on the Road - April 29, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC baseball (8-20) lost 17-1 in a single game at Cuyahoga Community College

Parma, OH—On Wednesday night, LCCC baseball lost 17-1 to Cuyahoga Community College in nine innings. The Commodores started pitcher Luis Moreno on the mound, taking the loss in the game. Tri-C’s offense had it going with 17 runs on 24 hits in the nine inning game. The first, fifth and sixth innings were the big frames for Tri-C, scoring more than three runs in those innings. On offense for LCCC, the team scored one run on three hits and four walks. Shortstop Victor Colon scored the Commodores’ only run, going 0 for 1 with two walks, a run scored and a stolen base. LCCC center fielder Cole Rosmarin went 1 for 3 with a single, a walk and a stolen base. Pitcher Luis Moreno was 1 for 3 with a single, while Jordan Smith added a single in his only at-bat.

It was just a tough day for the LCCC Commodores on Wednesday, moving to 8-20 on the season. LCCC Manager Bill Frawley was frustrated with the loss versus Tri-C. The Commodores will look to get back on the winning side on Friday. LCCC will play their final game of the 2015 season on the road against Clark State Community College on Friday.
Box Score vs Cuyahoga CC                          

LCCC Swept in Road Doubleheader vs The Ohio State University Lima - April 26, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC (8-19) loses Game 1 at OSU Lima 17-0 and Game 2 by 10-4  score

Lima, OH—In game one, LCCC baseball was beat 17-0 by OSU Lima in five innings. Barrett Huspaska was the starting pitcher for the Commodores, taking the loss. OSU Lima scored 17 runs on 13 hits and eight walks in the game versus multiple LCCC pitchers. A number of errors by the Commodores contributed to some of the OSU Lima runs. The second and third innings were the big for OSU Lima, scoring seven in the second and nine in the third. On offense for LCCC, the team was unable to score on their six hits. Third baseman Angel Flecha had two hits, going 2 for 2 with two singles. Shortstop Luis Moreno went 1 for 2 with a single and a stolen base, while right fielder Jeff Carlson went 1 for 2 with a double.

In game two, LCCC lost to OSU Lima 10-4 in seven innings. Pitcher Victor Colon started the game for the Commodores, taking the loss. LCCC took the early lead in the game, leading 3-0 going into the bottom of the fifth. But, OSU Lima had a huge fifth inning, scoring seven runs that gave them the lead for the rest of the game. Overall, OSU Lima scored ten runs on nine hits and a walk. For LCCC on offense, the team scored four runs on five hits and two walks. Left fielder Brian Mahilo was 1 for 3 with a double and two runs scored. Catcher Jay Duke went 1 for 2 with a single, a walk and a stolen base. Right fielder Jeff Carlson (1 for 2 with a double) and pitcher Victor Colon (0 for 3) each scored a run in the game. Third baseman Angel Flecha (1 for 3) and right fielder Zach Borer (1 for 1), who subbed in for Carlson in the sixth inning, each had a single in the game.

LCCC Manager Bill Frawley described the two losses to OSU Lima as, simply, a “rough day.” The Commodores will look to turn their fortunes around in their next game on Wednesday. 
Box Score vs OSU Lima Game 1                                           
Box Score vs OSU Lima Game 2                

LCCC Splits Doubleheader at Butler County Community College (PA) - April 25, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC (8-17) lost Game 1 at Butler CCC 11-5, Come back to win Game 2 4-2.

Butler, PA—In game one of the road doubleheader, LCCC lost to Butler CCC 11-5 in seven innings. The starting pitcher for the Commodores was Jake Chalkwater, who pitched a complete game, allowing 11 runs on 12 hits, striking out six and walking two batters. The complete game by Chalkwater was his sixth of the season, which is the most in the entire NJCAA Division III. Multiple big errors by the LCCC defense contributed to many of the Butler CCC runs. Going into the bottom of the fifth, LCCC held a 5-3 lead. But in the fifth and sixth innings, Butler CCC capitalized on their opportunities, scoring eight of their runs in those two frames. On offense for the Commodores, the team scored five runs on eight hits and three walks. Center fielder Cole Rosmarin led the offensive attack for LCCC, going 3 for 3 with two singles, a double and a run scored. Left fielder Brian Mahilo added two hits, going 2 for 4 with a single and a double. Designated Hitter Zach Borer went 1 for 3 with a single, a walk, a stolen base and a run scored. After the third inning, LCCC was held scoreless with just two singles for the rest of the game.

In game two, LCCC pulled a late game comeback to beat Butler CCC 4-2 in seven innings. The starting pitcher for the Commodores was Shane Derricotte, who had a complete game, allowing just two runs on four hits, striking out eight and walking four batters. He tied Chalkwater to lead NJCAA Division III with his sixth complete game and he also earned his team leading fifth victory. LCCC was down 2-1 going into the top of the sixth when the team scored three runs to take the lead, which ended up being the winning runs. After first baseman Garrett Mullins hit a triple to start the sixth, third baseman Angel Flecha drove him in with a two-run in-the-park homerun to give the Commodores the 3-2 lead. In the game, Flecha went 2 for 2 with a homerun, a double, a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored, while Mullins went 1 for 4 with a triple and a run scored. Overall the Commodores scored four runs on seven hits, including three extra base hits, and four walks. Center fielder Cole Rosmarin was 2 for 4 with two singles and a run scored. Right fielder Jeff Carlson added two hits, going 2 for 3 with two singles.

“We were in it up until the sixth inning … we had a lot of errors that cost us big,” explained LCCC Manager Bill Frawley about the game one loss. Even with the loss, Manager Frawley thought pitcher Jake Chalkwater pitched well, keeping them in the game. “Shane [Derricotte] was great … he pitched himself out of jams … he did well,” praised Manager Frawley about his game two winning pitcher. “We rallied in the sixth, everyone got talkative … everyone got fired up and we scored some runs,” said Manager Frawley about his team’s rally in the second game.
Box Score vs Butler CCC Game 1                         
Box Score vs Butler CCC Game 2       

LCCC Splits Final Home Doubleheader vs Cleveland State Club - April 22, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator


LCCC (7-16) won Game 1 versus Cleveland State Club 15-5 and lost Game 2 5-3

Lorain, OH—In game one of the doubleheader, LCCC baseball cruised to 15-5 victory over Cleveland State Club in five innings (mercy rule). The winning pitcher for the Commodores was starter Shane Derricotte, who pitched a complete game, allowing five runs (all runs were unearned) on eight hits, striking out six and walking just one batter. Derricotte gained his team leading fourth win and was aided by his offense, who scored 15 runs on eight hits. The Commdores scored early and often, plating all 15 runs in the first three innings of the game. The player of the game on offense was center fielder Cole Rosmarin, who went 2 for 2 with a single, a double, a sacrifice fly, a run scored and six RBIs. Third baseman Angel Flecha was busy in the game, going 2 for 2 with two singles, a walk, two runs scored and a RBI. First baseman Garrett Mullins went 1 for 2, reaching base all three at-bats with a single, a walk, three runs scored and two RBIs. Catcher Jay Duke and left fielder Brian Mahilo also scored three runs in the game for LCCC. Every starter for the Commodores either scored at least one run or notched at least one RBI in the game.

In game two, LCCC lost a 5-3 nail biter to Cleveland State Club in seven innings. The starting pitcher for the Commodores was Barrett Huspaska, who took the loss, allowing five runs on just five hits, striking out nine and walking six batters. His walks and some miscues by the defense behind him, really hurt Huspaska. LCCC had their chances in the game, including in the final inning when they loaded the bases with just one out with the score at 5-3. But the Commodores could not capitalize, striking out and then grounding out to end the ball game. On offense for LCCC, the team scored three runs on nine hits. Second baseman Victor Colon went 2 for 3 with two singles, a stolen base and a RBI. Right fielder Jeff Carlson was 2 for 4 in the game with a single, a double and a RBI. Shortstop Jake Chalkwater (1 for 3), catcher Jay Duke (1 for 3) and first baseman Garrett Mullins (1 for 3) each scored one run for the Commodores.

“Shane [Derricotte] came out there and pitched phenomenal … He’s a baller,” praised LCCC Manager Bill Frawley about his game one winning pitcher. “In the first game, they had a pitcher who we were able to capitalize on and get guys on and get them in,” explained Manager Frawley. “The second game was a heartbreaker … there were a couple of things that could have changed the game,” said Manager Frawley about the loss in game two. LCCC will hit the road on Saturday when they travel to Butler County Community College in Pennsylvania. The road doubleheader is set to start at noon on Saturday.
Box Score vs CSU Club Game 1                                
Box Score vs CSU Club Game 2                                            

LCCC Swept In Road Doubleheader at Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce-April 19, 2015 
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC (6-15) lost G
ame 1 versus CCAC Boyce 6-2 and lost Game 2 10-4

Monroeville, PA—In game one, LCCC lost to CCAC Boyce 6-2 in seven innings. The starting pitcher for the Commodores was Jake Chalkwater, who pitched a complete game, allowing six runs on 10 hits with all the runs being unearned. He also struck out three batters and walked two batters in the loss. Chalkwater’s fifth complete game of the season is the most in the entire NJCAA Division III. The LCCC defense struggled, committing multiple errors that led to all the runs for CCAC Boyce. On offense for the Commodores, the team scored two runs on three hits, while also walking three times. During the third inning, LCCC posted all of their runs and hits on the board with center fielder Cole Rosmarin and shortstop Luis Moreno scoring their two runs. Moreno went 1 for 3 with a single and run scored. First baseman Garrett Mullins (1 for 3) and outfielder Brian Mahilo (1 for 3) each had a single in the third inning to give the Commodores three hits in the game.

In the second game, LCCC lost to CCAC Boyce 10-4 in seven innings. The starting pitcher for the Commodores was Garrett Mullins, taking the loss in the game. CCAC Boyce scored 10 runs on eight hits. Like the first game, LCCC committed multiple errors in the game that led to many of the runs for CCAC Boyce. The fourth inning was the big inning for CCAC Boyce, scoring six of their runs in that frame. On offense for the Commodores, the team scored four runs on nine hits and four walks. Outfielder Brian Mahilo had a great game, going 3 for 4 with two singles, a double, a run scored and two RBIs. Third baseman Angel Flecha went 1 for 3 with a single, a walk and a run scored. Second baseman Mark Krasienko went 2 for 3 with two singles, a walk and a stolen base. Catcher Norbert Velez also went 1 for 2 with a single, a walk and a run scored.

“It was a rough day … Lots of errors on defense and not enough offense,” said LCCC Manager Bill Frawley following the two losses on Sunday. “He was great,” praised Manager Frawley about starting pitcher Jake Chalkwater’s fifth complete game of the season. “He just goes out there and pitches tough.”
Box Score vs CCAC Boyce Game 1                  
Box Score vs CCAC Boyce Game 2                       

LCCC Splits Road Doubleheader vs Community College of Allegheny County-South-April 18, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC (6-13) won Game 1 of the road doubleheader vs CCAC South 5-2 but fell in Game 2 13-3.

West Mifflin, PA—In game one, LCCC baseball beat CCAC South 5-2 in seven innings. Pitcher Shane Derricotte pitched a complete game victory, his third win of the season. He allowed only two runs on seven hits (all seven hits were singles), striking out 12 and walking none. His only trouble came in the second inning, where both runs scored on four singles in the inning. He went 1-2-3 in four innings, allowing no runs and just three singles in the other six innings. On offense for the Commodores, the team scored five runs on just two hits. The team was successful because of their patience, walking 10 times in the game. The second and third innings were the big moments for LCCC, scoring all of their runs in these two innings. In those two innings, the Commodores had no hits, but walked seven times. The two hits in the game for LCCC came off the bat of outfielder Brian Mahilo. Mahilo went 2 for 3 with a single, a double, and a walk. LCCC Catcher Jay Duke had three at bats, walking all three times with a run scored and a stolen base.

In game two, LCCC lost 13-3 in five innings. CCAC South had a total of eight hits in the game, along with eight walks. LCCC struggled on defense in the game, extending the inning. Numerous errors committed by LCCC turned into runs for CCAC South. The Commodores defense struggled in the game, committing multiple errors that led to a lot of the runs for CCAC South. CCAC South did all of their damage in the third and fourth innings, scoring five runs in the third and then scoring eight runs in the fourth. The offense for the Commodores scored three runs on six hits (all six hits were singles) and three walks. First baseman Garrett Mullins went 0 for 1, but had two walks and a run scored. The Commodores offense was unable to get the key big hit to open up the scoring.

“Not a bad day,” said LCCC Manager Bill Frawley after the team split the doubleheader versus CCAC South. “Shane pitched amazing … Shane was incredible. He threw nothing but strikes and he was overpowering hitters the whole time,” praised Manager Frawley about his winning pitcher in game one, Shane Derricotte. “We had a couple errors that cost us and we just continued to prolong innings that we shouldn’t have had happened,” remarked Manager Frawley about the tough game two loss.
Box Score vs CCAC South Game 1                                    
Box Score vs CCAC South Game 2                      

LCCC Loses on Road to Oberlin College JV - April 14, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC baseball (5-12) lost to Oberlin College JV 9-1 on Tuesday night at Oberlin

Oberlin, OH—LCCC lost 9-1 in 7 ½ innings to Oberlin College JV on Wednesday night. Barrett Huspaska was the starting pitcher for the Commodores, who took the loss, allowing eight runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking four in five innings pitched. Huspaska was pitching well for the Commodores early in the game, allowing just two runs before the fifth inning. The game was 2-1 going into the bottom of the fifth when Oberlin struck for six runs, gaining a commanding lead. But the inning was not all on Huspaska. The Commodores defense committed multiple errors in the fifth that led to many of the runs in the inning. LCCC pitcher Jake Chalkwater relieved Huspaska in the sixth, allowing no runs on one hit. Pitcher Garrett Mullins finished the game for the Commodores, pitching the seventh inning, allowing one run on three hits.

The LCCC offense was stymied for most of the game, producing only one run on seven hits with all seven hits being singles. The only Commodores run came in the third inning, when center fielder Cole Rosmarin scored the team’s only run. Rosmarin went 1 for 3 with a single, a walk and a run scored. Outfielder Brian Mahilo had a solid day, going 2 for 3 with two singles and a walk. Third baseman Angel Flecha added two hits, going 2 for 4 with two singles. First baseman Garrett Mullins and second baseman Omar Vazquez each added a single in the game.

“Oberlin is good and made some great defensive plays,” said LCCC Manager Bill Frawley about his opponent on Tuesday. He liked how his starting pitcher performed early saying, “Barrett [Huspaska] pitched well until the fifth.” But, Manager Frawley went on to say that the Commodores defense had a big part in the game saying, “There were a couple of big errors that cost us big.”

LCCC baseball is now 5-12 on the season.
Box Score vs Oberlin JV                   
LCCC Splits Road Doubleheader vs Community College Of Allegheny County-Boyce - April 12, 2015 
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC (5-11) lost Game 1 3-2, but the Commodores came back to win Game 2 15-2

Monroeville, PA—In game one, LCCC lost a close one against CC of Allegheny County-Boyce 3-2. Pitcher Shane Derricotte was the starter for LCCC, pitching a complete game, allowing three runs on eight hits, striking out three and walking three batters. The Commodores offense struggled to get enough runs for Derricotte, only getting two runs on two hits. The offense was able to draw six walks, but was never able to get the big hits to score those base runners. Third baseman Angel Flecha went 1 for 3 with a single, a walk and a run scored. Designated hitter Zach Borer went 1 for 3 with a double and a RBI. Center fielder Cole Rosmarin accounted for the other run in the game when outfielder Brian Mahilo drove him in with a ground out in the first inning.

In game two, LCCC had an offensive onslaught where they scored 15 runs and beat CC of Allegheny County-Boyce 15-2. Jake Chalkwater started the game for the Commodores and gained a complete game victory, allowing just two runs on four hits, striking out one and walking five batters. The offense really stepped up for Chalkwater, scoring 15 runs on nine hits. The offense patient once again, drawing 10 walks in the game. The big inning for LCCC was the third inning, putting up seven runs on two hits and six walks. First baseman Garrett Mullins had a great game, going 4 for 4 with two singles, two doubles, a walk and four runs scored. Third baseman Flecha went 2 for 3 with a single, double, a walk, a hit by pitch and two runs scored. Seven of the nine LCCC starters were able to reach base and score a run in the game.

“We didn’t score enough runs,” said Manager Bill Frawley on the game one loss. Even with the loss, Manager Frawley liked what pitcher Derricotte did in game one, saying, “Shane always goes out there and pitches well.” He was very happy with game two’s victory. “It was a nice game, the second game we got everyone in the game,” Manager Frawley said about the victory in game two. Manager Frawley praised Chalkwater on his winning pitching performance and that “the defense was making the plays behind him.” “Overall I’m pleased,” said Manager Frawley on the performance of his team on Sunday.
Box Score vs CCAC Boyce Game 1                        
Box Score vs CCAC Boyce Game 2   
 
                                    
LCCC Baseball Splits Doubleheader at Clark State Community College - April 11, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC (4-10) loses Game 1 vs Clark State 7-0, comes back to win Game 2 4-3.

Springfield, OH—In game one, LCCC baseball was blanked by Clark State 7-0. Commodores pitcher Victor Colon started the game for LCCC and pitched the entire game, allowing seven runs on eight hits and striking out two batters. The third inning was the big inning for Clark State, scoring six of their seven runs in that inning. On offense for LCCC, the team was blanked by Clark State pitcher Derek Coffey, who allowed only five hits in his complete game victory. All five hits were singles for LCCC and all five were left stranded. The Commodores threatened in the fourth inning, loading the bases up with two outs, but Coffey was able to get out of the jam with an inning ending groundout. Center fielder Cole Rosmarin, third baseman Angel Flecha, shortstop Luis Moreno, catcher Jay Duke and designated hitter Zach Borer each had a single for LCCC.

In game two, the Commodores were able to get revenge and take the split with Clark State by winning 4-3. LCCC Pitcher Barrett Huspaska got a complete game victory, allowing just three runs on seven hits, striking out eight and walking just two Clark State batters in seven innings. The game was scoreless through five innings, until LCCC was able to break through and post all four of their runs in the sixth inning. Huspaska then battled through a late Clark State charge in the last two innings to get the victory. In the bottom of the seventh, Clark State was able to get two runs in the inning to make the game 4-3, but Huspaska ended the comeback by Clark State, forcing a fly out to end the game. On offense for LCCC, outfielder Brian Mahilo went 2 for 3 with a single, double and a hit by pitch. Third baseman Flecha went 2 for 4 with two singles, a run scored and a RBI. First baseman Garrett Mullins, shortstop Moreno and outfielder Jordan Smith accounted for the other three runs scored in the game.

“We just didn’t have it,” said LCCC Manager Bill Frawley after the tough loss in game one versus the talented Clark Pitcher Coffey. “We had a nice talk in between games and we fired each other up,” explained Manager Frawley on his approach to get his team to respond after a tough game one loss. “Barrett (Huspaska) kept pitching very well … (he) kept asking me to stay in the game,” praised Manager Frawley about his winning pitcher. “He (Huspaska) hung in there and got the last guy to fly out to center field to end the game. Barrett looked very good.” “Everyone’s attitudes were incredible, helping each other out, pumping each other up. So, it was a good day,” praised Manager Frawley on his team’s overall performance on Saturday.
Box Score vs Clark State Game 1                       
Box Score vs Clark State Game 2                     
LCCC Splits Home Doubleheader vs Cleveland State Club - April 8, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC wins Game 1 vs. CSU  Club 16-1, loses Game 2 12-2

Lorain, OH—In game one, LCCC won in five innings (mercy rule) 16-1 over Cleveland State Club. Pitcher Shane Derricotte performed well for LCCC, earning the complete game win in which he allowed just one run, struck out ten batters, walked only one batter and allowed just five hits. The Commodores offense exploded for 16 runs on 13 hits. They did most of their damage in the first inning, scoring 13 runs on nine hits. All nine starters for LCCC were able to reach base and score a run in the inning. Seven of the nine starters reached base twice in the first inning as well. Third baseman Angel Flecha had a great game, going 3 for 4 with two singles, a double, three runs scored, and five RBIs. Second baseman Mark Krasienko went 2 for 2 with a double, single, walk, run scored, and three RBIs. First baseman Garrett Mullins (2 for 2 with a two singles, a walk and a RBI) and left fielder Brian Mahilo (1 for 1 with a double, two walks, a stolen base and two RBIs) both scored three runs for the Commodores.

In game two, CSU turned the tides and beat LCCC 12-2 in five innings. LCCC pitcher Jake Chalkwater took the lost, pitching 2 1/3 innings allowing seven runs on six hits. Pitcher Barrett Huspaska came in to relieve Chalkwater, but was only able to pitch one inning, allowing four runs on three hits. Norbert Velez finished the game, pitching 1 2/3 innings, allowing one run. The three pitchers struggled with command in the game, walking a combined eight batters in the game. The defense also committed multiple errors that led to CSU runs. On offense, LCCC was unable to capitalize on their opportunities, leaving the bases loaded in three innings and leaving at least one runner in every inning. Designated hitter Jordan Smith and first baseman Mullins scored the two runs in the game.

“Shane did what he always does. He threw strikes consistently and kept hitters off balance by changing speed and location … He did very well,” praised LCCC manager Bill Frawley on pitcher Derricotte’s winning performance in game one. Manager Frawley was unsatisfied about game two saying, “You can’t leave runners on. When guys are on, you have to capitalize.” “There’s a lot of things that we need to work on that we missed,” said Manager Frawley on the performance of his team in game two. With the win and loss tonight, the Commodores are now 3-9 on the season.
Box Score vs CSU Club Game 1                            
Box Score vs CSU Club Game 2                           
LCCC Loses Both Games vs St. Clair County Community College (Mi) - March 31, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC baseball lost game one to St. Clair CCC 13-3 and then in game two the team lost 13-3

Lorain, OH—In game one, LCCC lost in six innings 13-3 to St. Clair CCC. The starting pitcher for the Commodores was Barrett Huspaska, who allowed 13 runs on 11 hits along with three strikeouts and four walks. The LCCC defense struggled in the game, committing multiple errors that led to a many of the runs for St. Clair CCC. On offense, the Commodores scored three runs on four hits. The offense came out hot early in the game, scoring all three runs and hitting all four hits in the first two innings. The offense was then stymied for the final four innings of the game by St. Clair CCC pitchers Avery Dudek and Hunter Holcomb. Center fielder Cole Rosmarin went 0 for 1 with two walks and a run scored. First baseman Garrett Mullins was 2 for 3 with a single, double and a run scored. Left fielder Brian Mahilo (1 for 3) and shortstop Angel Flecha (0 for 2) both had one RBI in the game, while second baseman Mark Krasienko (1 for 3 with two stolen bases) scored the third run of the game.

In game two, LCCC struggled again, losing 13-3 in five innings to St. Clair CCC. The starting pitcher for the Commodores was Jake Chalkwater, who gave up 13 runs on 14 hits, along with two strikeouts, one walk and one hit batter. The defense was shaky again in game two, committing multiple errors that led to many of the St. Clair CCC runs. On offense, the Commodores scored three runs on just two hits. Utility man Jeff Carlson went 0 for 0 in two at-bats with a walk and a RBI. First baseman Mullins went 0 for 1 with two walks and a run scored. Third baseman Flecha went 1 for 2 with a single and a run scored, while second baseman Krasienko had the other Commodore hit, a single. Shortstop Omar Vazquez was the other LCCC player who scored a run in the game. St. Clair CCC pitcher John Rakowicz pitched all five innings in the victory

“Our defense let us down again,” said Manager Bill Frawley following the two losses. “Our pitchers pitched well … they got the balls in positions where guys needed to make plays and they didn’t.” Manager Frawley, though, did see some positives with the offense after their six runs they scored on the day.
Box Score vs St. Clair CCC Game 1                             
Box Score vs St. Clair CCC Game 2                  
LCCC Baseball Sweeps Home Doubleheader vs OSU Mansfield
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC baseball won game one of the OSU-Mansfield doubleheader 12-0 and then went on to win game two 15-3

Lorain, OH—Game one was the LCCC’s first win and shutout of the season, beating OSU-Mansfield 12-0. The winning pitcher for the Commodores was Shane Derricotte, who pitched a complete game (5 innings because of run rule), allowing just four hits and no runs in the game, while also striking out three batters. It was Derricotte’s first win on the young season. The offense for LCCC came alive, scoring 12 runs on 10 hits. The Commodores struck early with five runs in the first inning, three runs in the second inning and four more runs in the third inning. Right fielder Brian Mahilo was 3 for 3 on the day for LCCC with three singles, three RBIs, three runs scored and a stolen base. Third baseman Angel Flecha went 2 for 3 with a single, double, an RBI and three runs scored. Shortstop Luis Moreno added a base hit, two RBIs and a run scored. Six of the nine starters for LCCC crossed the plate for a run in the game.

In game two, LCCC continued their offensive explosion, beating OSU-Mansfield 15-3. LCCC pitcher Garrett Mullins took the win for the Commodores, pitching a complete game (5 innings because of run rule). He allowed three runs on five hits, and struck out nine batters in his first win of the season. Similar to the first game, the offense really came alive scoring 15 runs on 15 hits. Mullins was great with the bat, going 1 for 1 with an in-the-park home run, three walks, a RBI and four runs scored. The offense was a team effort with 10 LCCC players scoring at least one run in the game. 16 Commodores played with 11 of them getting at one hit in the game. It was truly a team win for LCCC.

“He pitched very good, [he] kept the ball in the strike zone,” LCCC Manager Bill Frawley said of Derricotte’s complete game shutout performance. He also noted that Derricotte was fighting a sickness through his outing. On Mullins’ pitching performance, Manager Frawley said he struggled early with command, but then “settled down and pitched very well for us.” Both pitchers earned the game balls from their skipper. Manager Frawley was ecstatic about the offense saying, “Everybody hit very well … it was fun.” On being able to play his entire roster today, Frawley simply said, “It was an easy day to be a coach.”
Box Score vs OSU Mansfield Game 1                               
Box Score vs OSU Mansfield Game 2                     
LCCC Baseball Loses Both Games of Doubleheader at OSU Lima - March 28, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC baseball lost game one of the road doubleheader vs OSU-Lima 11-1 and then lost in game two 3-0.

Lima, OH—In game one of the doubleheader at Ohio State University at Lima, LCCC fell to OSU-Lima 11-1 in a game that ended after 4 2/3 innings (run rule). The Commodores had pitcher Victor Colon on the mound. Colon pitched the entire game (4 2/3 innings), allowing 13 hits and 11 runs (only 3 earned runs), along with a strikeout and two walks. LCCC continued their struggle on defense, committing multiple errors in the game, which gave OSU-Lima eight unearned runs. The Commodores had another tough game offensively, only mustering three hits and a run. LCCC first baseman Garrett Mullins was 2 for 2 on the day with two singles. The Commodores' only run came in the top of the fifth, when third baseman Luis Moreno scored on a base hit by designated hitter Angel Flecha. Moreno walked in both of his at-bats, while Flecha went 1 for 3 with that RBI single. OSU-Lima took the commanding lead in the game after they scored eight runs in the bottom of the third inning to go up 9-0. Third baseman Kyle Edgin and second baseman Joey Schmook each had three RBIs in the victory for OSU-Lima.

In game two of the doubleheader, LCCC lost 3-0 to OSU Lima. It was a pitching duel that went down to the final out. LCCC pitcher Jake Chalkwater pitched the entire game (6 innings), allowing just six hits and three runs (only one earned run), along with two strikeouts and two walks. It was another tough game defensively for LCCC, committed two errors that helped OSU-Lima score two unearned runs. The Commodores threatened in the top of the seventh inning, amassing the bases loaded with two outs. But OSU Lima was able to end the game by forcing center fielder Cole Rosmarin to ground out. LCCC was only able to get five hits in the game with all five coming as just singles. Commodores left fielder Brian Mahilo was the only batter for LCCC to get multiple hits, going 2 for 3 with two singles. OSU-Lima scattered their runs separately in innings one, four and five.

With these two loses, LCCC moves to 0-6 on the season. LCCC Manager Bill Frawley praised Jake Chalkwater for his pitching performance, saying he “pitched incredible, we just couldn’t get any runs.” Manager Frawley went on saying, “We had a few opportunities in the second game, we just didn’t capitalize.” He wants his players to be more patient going forward to get more walks. Then when the team can get more runners in scoring position, he wants his Commodores to capitalize on these opportunities.
Box Score vs OSU Lima Game 1                 
Box Score vs OSU Lima Game 2                
LCCC Falls to CCAC South in Home Opener Double Header - March 22, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC baseball lost game one of their home doubleheader with CCAC South 9-2 and then lost 18-9 in game two.

Lorain, OH—LCCC played their first set of home games on Sunday afternoon at The Pipeyard in Lorain. Community College Of Allegheny County South took the win in game one 9-2. LCCC pitcher Shane Derricotte took the loss for the Commodores, allowing eight runs and striking out three batters. The true downfall of the game for LCCC was the errors. The Commodores were tied at one for three innings until errors plagued them in the fourth helping CCAC South gain three runs in the inning. CCAC South would add on to the lead by notching four more runs in the fifth inning. While CCAC South was scoring these runs, the Commodores offense was struggling to keep up, gathering six hits in the game. Outfielder Brian Mahilo had two hits, a single and a double, for LCCC and also scored one of their runs in the game. Outfielder Cole Rosmarin also added two hits, two singles.

In game two, CCAC South beat LCCC 18-9 in an offensive shootout. LCCC pitcher Jake Chalkwater pitched all seven innings allowing 18 runs and striking out three batters. The Commodores offense finally got going, getting 11 hits and nine runs. LCCC catcher Jay Duke went 3 for 5 with three singles, two RBIs and three runs scored. Commodores infielder Mark Krasienko reached base all four at-bats with two walks, a hit by pitch, a single and two runs scored. Much like the first game, the defense of LCCC was the downfall of the game. The multiple errors led to big innings for CCAC South and really hurt the ability of LCCC to hold down the CCAC South offense.

“It was a rough day … defense let us down,” LCCC Manager Bill Frawley said following the home losses. “We didn’t score enough runs in the first game. The second game, we scored enough runs, but too many errors cost us the game.” Manager Frawley, though, liked the fight of the LCCC hitters in game two saying, “They didn’t give up, they didn’t let down, they kept battling the whole game.” The Commodores will look to shore up their defense and continue their offensive roll on Thursday. LCCC will play a doubleheader against Butler CCC (PA) at home (The Pipeyard) on Thursday with first pitch at 2 p.m.
Box Score vs CCAC South Game 1               
Box Score vs CCAC South Game 2            
LCCC Begins Season at Cuyahoga Community College - March 21, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC baseball lost game one of the doubleheader to Cuyahoga Community College 15-1 and in game two, the Commodores fell 13-0 to Clark State Community College.

PARMA, OH—In game one of the doubleheader, LCCC pitcher Garrett Mullins started the game versus Tri-C and took the loss. Mullins went 3 2/3 innings giving up 11 runs, but only three of the runs were earned. The Commodores took the early lead in the game when catcher Angel Flecha drove in center fielder Cole Rosmarin with a double in the first inning. This ended up being the team’s only run of the game. Tri-C answered in the second inning with two runs and then broke open the game in the fourth inning, scoring nine runs. Tri-C would add on four more runs in the game to take the game 15-1. The Commodores could only muster three hits in the game with shortstop Omar Vazquez getting a single and Rosmarin adding a triple along with his run scored.

In game two of the twin bill, LCCC pitcher Barrett Huspaska started the game versus Clark State and took the loss. Huspaska pitched 2 2/3 innings letting in 5 runs, but striking out five batters. It was another tough game for the LCCC offense, only managing two hits in the game. Garrett Mullins played the second game at first base and hit a double in one of his two at-bats. The other hit for the Commodores came from catcher Jay Duke with a single. It was a tough day overall for the Lorain County Community College Commodores.

“We’re having a hard time getting guys on … You have to have guys on base to be able to do stuff,” LCCC Manager Bill Frawley said following the two losses on Saturday. “You’ve got to score runs to win ball games in college.” LCCC will look to do just that tomorrow in the first home games of the season at the Pipeyard in Lorain.
Box Score vs. Cuyahoga Community College                                   
Box Score vs. Clark State                   
LCCC Baseball News 2014

4/13/14 - Commodores Face Strong Henry Ford CC Team in Dearborn, MI
LCCC traveled to Henry Ford CC to take on the Hawks; they proved to be a formidable opponent.

Game One: Henry Ford 13, LCCC 3
Aaron Ruminski took the lost and is 0-2 on the year, pitching to 5 batters. Blake Sopko came in to finish the game. Kevin Shaw was 2-2 with 2 runs scored and Garrett Mullins was 2-3 with a double.

Game Two: Henry Ford 12, LCCC 5
Michael Lipcsey took the lost after having 2 out in the first inning when an outfielder fell down on a routine fly out, opening the door for them to score 9 runs in the first . Thomas Holloway was 3-4 with 2 RBIs. Tyler Mazzei and Garrett Mullins each had 2 hits.

4/12/14 - LCCC Splits at Clark State
The weather was finally good for baseball over the weekend and LCCC's team made the most of it with two games on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, they traveled to Springfield, OH to take on Clark State, where they nearly had a sweep.

Game One: LCCC 6, Clark State 4
Garrett Mullins pitched 6 innings with 4 strike outs to get the win, to improve to 2-1 on the year . Darion Katynski came in the 7th to pick up the save, his first of the year, setting them down 1, 2, 3. Kevin Shaw was 2-3 with a triple and 2 runs scored , Tyler Mazzei was 2-3 with a RBI, and Sam Elseser was 2-3 with 2 RBIs.

Game Two: Clark State 5, LCCC 4 (10 Innings)
Darion Katynski pitched 9.2 innings, giving up 4 earned runs with 7 strike outs. He is 0-2 on the year but has had strong outings. Derek Mills was 3-4 with 2 doubles and a RBI.

4/9/14 - LCCC Falls to Tri-C by 1 Run
LCCC traveled across town for one game at Tri-C. Darion Katynski pitched 4 innings, giving up 5 earned runs with 2 strike outs. Jordan Hanuscin pitched a scoreless 1.2 innings to close but the Commodores fell one run short. Derek Mills had 3 RBIs and Tyler Mazzei added 2 more.
Box Score

4/6/14 - First Home Game Goes 11 Innings
LCCC hosted Tiffin University JV at the Pipeyard on Sunday. The first game of the DH went 11 innings, with the Commodores suffering a heartbreaking loss after leading the entire game.

Game One: Tiffin University JV 9, LCCC 8 (11 Innings)
The Commodores were ahead the entire game, behind the strong pitching of Garret Mullins, until the 6th inning when Tiffin University JV went ahead by 2. LCCC came back to tie it up in the bottom half of the 7th and force extra innings. Jake Dersi came in to pitch 4 strong innings but LCCC's bats went quiet and Tiffin was able to pull out 1 run in the 11th to win it. Derek Mills and Thomas Holloway each contributed 2 RBIs.
Box Score Game 1

Game Two Tiffin University JV 11, LCCC 8
LCCC used 7 pitchers in this battle, with Nathan Ash handling most of the duty, allowing 3 runs in 4.1 innings pitched. Added RBIs for the team were: Derek Mills (2), Thomas Holloway, Sam Elseser (3), Tyler Mazzei and Nathan Keith .
Box Score Game 2

4/1/14 - Commodores Fall Twice at Glen Oaks CC
LCCC traveled to Centreville, MI to play Glen Oaks CC in a DH that was added to the schedule since many of our games have been cancelled due to weather. They faced a strong team and lost both games.

Game One: Glen Oak CC 22, LCCC 5
Garret Mullins, Blake Sopko and Nathan Ash combined on the mound for the Commodores, with Mullins taking the lost. Tyler Mazzei had a triple and 3 RBIs but it wasn't enough against the power of Glen Oak.
Box Score Game 1

Game Two: Glen Oak CC 8, LCCC 7
Derek Mills pitched almost the entire game, went 3 for 3 in hitting, had an RBI, sac fly and stolen base to lead the Commodores in the second game of the DH. Unfortunately LCCC fell just short, losing to Glen Oak by 1 run. Sam Elseser also had a stellar game, going 4 for 4 with 3 RBIs for LCCC.
Box Score Game 2

3/27/14 - Baseball Team's 2014 Season Gets Underway with Split at OSU-Newark
The LCCC Baseball Team's season got underway today with their first game of 2014 (finally)! They took on OSU-Newark at Newark with a convincing win in their first game (13-4)! Their record is now .500 with a loss in the second game of the double header (7-4).

Game One: LCCC 13, OSU Newark 4
In game one, Garrett Mullins got the win, pitching a complete game. The Commodores got RBIs from Kevin Shaw, Derek Mills, Thomas Holloway (2), Jordan Hanuscin (2), Tyler Mazzei (2), Jake Dersi, and Garret Mullins (2).
Box Score Game 1

Game Two: OSU Newark 7, LCCC 4
In the second game, Derek Mills pitched 3 1/2 innings for the lost, with Mike Lipcsey and Nathan Ash finishing out the game. Innings 4 and 5 were where OSU Newark pulled away with 2 runs in each of those innings. RBIs by Kevin Shaw, Derek Mills (2), and Tyler Mazzei kept LCCC close early.
Box Score Game 2

4/17/13 - Commodores Travel to Tri-C for Make-Up Game

LCCC traveled across town for a rescheduled game against Cuyahoga Community College on Wednesday. Tri-C scored 7 runs in the 6th inning to put the game out of reach for the Commodores, with a final score of 9 to 2. For the LCCC offense, Rob Perkins led the way going 2 for 4 and scoring a run. Branden Burke recorded another hit for the day, he is now ranked 19th nationally for hitting among NJCAA Division III teams, with a batting average of .452.

Box Score:
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4/14/13 - Two Close losses to CCAC South
Two close games for the Commodores lead to two losses to the Community College of Allegheny County South in West Mifflin, PA on Sunday.

Game One: Lorain CCC 0, CCAC South 4
Victor Colon pitched a strong game but didn’t receive any help from the offense. Tyler Mazzei went 2 for 3 in the game but LCCC was unable to score any runs. The Commodores tried to jump start the offense with stolen bases by Tyler Mazzei, Branden Burke (2), and Tyler Williams (2) to no avail.

Box Score:
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Game Two: Lorain CCC 2, CCAC South 4
Derrick Traxler and Anthony Monschein combined on the mound to keep LCCC close but again the offense was unable to produce enough runs. The Commodores finally got on the board in the sixth inning but it proved to be too little too late. Branden Burke and Ben Simkovich both went 2 for 4 in the game.

Box Score:
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4/13/13 - Two Tough Games against Powerhouse Clark State
LCCC faced a strong Clark State team in Springfield, Ohio on Saturday. Clark State is 17-2 for the season and is one of the top nationally ranked teams in their league.

Game One: Lorain CCC 1, Clark State 19
LCCC never recovered from a 12 run first inning by Clark State. Along with only 3 Commodore hits for the game, that made for a long game.

Box Score:
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Game Two: Lorain CCC 3, Clark State 15
The Commodore bats woke up in the second game, with doubles by Rob Perkins, Tom Strasko, and Jordan Hanuscin. Rob Perkins also recorded two RBIs. Unfortunately the Clark State hitters could not be stopped; LCCC used five pitchers in this effort. Tom Strasko suffered a cut to the chin which required stitches when hit by a ball while on the mound.

Box Score:
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4/9/13- Another Heart Breaker Lost to Mercyhurst NE
LCCC again lost a pair of games to Mercyhurst North East, with the second game another lost in the final inning.

Game One: Lorain CCC 2, Mercyhurst NE 12
LCCC was only able to score two runs on 2 hits in the first game of this double header, with Mercyhurst putting up 13 hits for the game.

Box Score:
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Game Two: Lorain CCC 2, Mercyhurst NE 3
Tom Strasko pitched a strong complete game in this heart breaker of a lost for LCCC. The Commodores were ahead going into the 7th inning but couldn’t hold the Saints when their batter reached base on an error and the next batter was able to bring him home with a hit. Calab Staller had 2 of the 3 hits for LCCC, with an RBI. Both teams had 3 hits and 3 errors.

Box Score:
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4/7/13 - Baseball Team Goes Down in Two to Mercyhurst NE

LCCC lost a pair of games to a strong Mercyhurst North East team on Sunday. It was a beautiful day for baseball and the crowd enjoyed the games, particularly the second game nail biter.

Game One: Lorain CCC 5, Mercyhurst NE 15
Tyler Mazzei lead the Commodores with 3 hits which included a triple and a double. He also scored 2 runs. Three LCCC pitchers couldn’t hold the powerful hitters of Mercyhurst NE who had 14 hits.

Box Score:
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Game Two: Lorain CCC 8, Mercyhurst NE 10
LCCC lost a heartbreaker in the second game of this double header. The Commodores lead until the final inning. Six players combined for 8 hits for LCCC. Branden Burke again went 2 for 3, scored 1 run and had 1 RBI. Tyler Williams went 2 for 4 with a double, 2 RBIs and scored 1 run. Derrick Traxler pitched 5 strong innings before being replaced by Anthony Monchien.

Box Score:
http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/bsb/2012-13/div3/boxscores/20130407_cyby.xml

4/5/13 - Baseball Team Captures Two Games from OSU Mansfield

The LCCC baseball team made it to the winning column with a pair of wins at the Pipeyard on Friday against Ohio State-Mansfield. Spring weather made an appearance with the temperature warming up.

Game One: Lorain CCC 9, OSU Mansfield 8
Branden Burke and Rob Perkins lead the team, both going 2 for 3. Burke’s hits included a double and a triple, with 2 runs scored. Perkins hits included a double and he scored 3 runs. Tom Strasko was the winning pitcher and now has a record of 1-2. Perkins recorded a save for the game.

Box Score:
http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/bsb/2012-13/div3/boxscores/20130405_lf06.xml

Game Two: Lorain CCC 7, OSU Mansfield 0
Rob Perkins continued his strong hitting in game two, going 2 for 4, with a double and 5 RBIs. Aaron Ruminski was the winning pitcher, holding OSU Mansfield scoreless in 5 innings of pitching.

Box Score:
http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/bsb/2012-13/div3/boxscores/20130405_3lg9.xml

4/4/13 - Baseball Team Travels to Westmoreland on Thursday

The LCCC baseball team traveled to Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, PA on April 4th to face the Wolfpack in a double header. Since the home opener on 3/15, the team has had three double headers cancelled due to poor field conditions.

Game One: Lorain CCC 2, Westmoreland CCC 9
Branden Burke went 2 for 3 with a double and scored a run in the first game of the day. Tom Strasko took the lost as pitcher with his second start of the season for the Commodores.

Box Score:
http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/bsb/2012-13/div3/boxscores/20130404_o2v8.xml

Game Two: Lorain CCC 3, Westmoreland 4
Brandon Arnold went 2 for 3 and Derrick Traxler went 3 for 3 in a hard fought game. Anthony Monchien took the lost as the pitcher.

Box Score:
http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/bsb/2012-13/div3/boxscores/20130404_vur3.xml

3/15/13 - Baseball Begins Season with double header

Lorain CCC began its 2013 baseball campaign on Friday, March 15 with a double header at home at the Pipeyard in Lorain. The games had initially been scheduled for Saturday but were moved to Friday after looking at the weather forecast. It proved to be a good decision, with temperatures in the 40’s and the sun peeking through at times (Saturday was filled with rain, sleet, and snow). The Commodores took on the St. Clair CCC Skippers from Port Huron,Michigan, a Division II team playing their 13th game of their season after returning from their spring trip down South. The Commodores held tough in their losses in both games, with some great plays and signs of good things to come the rest of the season.

Game One: Lorain CCC 2, St. Clair CCC 7
Branden Burke went 3-4 and drove in a run in the first game. Tom Strasko has an impressive outing as pitcher through 5 innings, allowing just 1 run. The sixth inning proved to be costly, with Strasko allowing 6 runs.

Box Score:
http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/bsb/2012-13/div3/boxscores/20130315_qicn.xml

Game Two: Lorain CCC 2, St. Clair CCC 10
Caleb Staller had the only hit through 5 innings for LCCC in the second game. The pitcher for St. Clair is now 4-0 for their season.

Box Score:
http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/bsb/2012-13/div3/boxscores/20130315_7som.xml

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