|2015 LCCC Baseball News|
|LCCC Loses Both Games vs St. Clair County Community College (Mi) - March 31, 2015|
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.