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|2015 Softball Team News|
Lakeland Community College Takes One Game Against LCCC -- April 19, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator
LCCC Softball (3-6) loses one game at home against Lakeland 10-2
Elyria, OH—In their only game of the day, LCCC lost to Lakeland Community College 10-2 in five innings. Pitcher Kaitlyn Curtis-Campbell pitched a complete game in the loss, allowing 10 runs on nine hits, striking out two and walking two batters. Not all the runs were earned by Lakeland, with multiple runs coming from errors by the LCCC defense. On offense for the Commodores, the team scored two runs on two hits. LCCC struck early, notching both runs in the first. The two runs were scored when catcher Angelica Flecha singled in pitcher Curtis-Campbell and left fielder Raven Howard. The other hit for the Commodores came off the bat of center fielder Madison Heffley, when she singled in the bottom of the fifth. In that fifth inning, LCCC loaded the bases with one out. But pitcher Taylor Wawrowski pitched her way out of it by getting a force out at home off a grounder and then striking out the final batter. The Commodores hit the ball hard in the game but the great defense by Lakeland seemed to always be in the right place at the right time.
“Our girls battled from begin to the end,” said LCCC Manager Tony Contreras following the loss. “Great contact today, but unfortunately when you hit it at a good team with good defense, they make good plays on us,” explained Manager Contreras about his team’s offense output. “My pitcher stuck in there, she played tough … they just hit it where we weren’t,” said Manager Contreras about his starting pitcher Kaitlyn Curtis-Campbell.
The Lady Commodores (3-6) will look to get back on the winning side next weekend, when they head to Walsh University. LCCC will play a road doubleheader versus Walsh University Junior Varsity next Sunday, with first pitch on Sunday set for noon.
Box Score vs Lakeland CC
|LCCC Faces Tough University of Cincinnati Clermont Team - April 18, 2015|
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator
LCCC (3-5) lost Game 1 of the doubleheader versus UC Clermont 10-0 followed by Game 2 lost 13-0.
Elyria, OH—In game one, LCCC softball lost 10-0 to UC Clermont in five innings. The starting pitcher for the Commodores was Kaitlyn Curtis-Campbell, who pitched all five innings, allowing 10 runs on nine hits, striking out five and walking three batters. Most of the runs scored by UC Clermont were unearned due to multiple errors in the game. It was a tough game for the LCCC defense. The second inning was the big difference in the game for UC Clermont, scoring five runs on five hits. UC Clermont was able to score nine of their runs in the first three innings of the game. On offense for LCCC, the team was held to just two hits by UC Clermont pitcher Madison Taber. Shortstop Jessica Chidsey went 1 for 2 for the Commodores with a single and a stolen base. The other hit for LCCC came from third baseman Andria Coates, who went 1 for 2 with a single.
In game two of the doubleheader, LCCC lost 13-0 to UC Clermont in a game that was called during the second inning. Commodores pitcher Curtis-Campbell was unable to pitch the rest of the game and LCCC was out of pitchers to relieve her. Curtis-Campbell fought tough in the games, after being struck in the head by a hit in a game last weekend. In the 1 2/3 innings she pitched in the second game, she allowed 13 runs on eight hits, while walking one batter. The LCCC defense struggled once again, committing multiple errors that led to most of the UC Clermont’s runs in the game. The Commodores offense had one hit in the only inning they batted. Left fielder Raven Howard hit a double with pitcher Curtis-Campbell on first after walking in her at bat, but Curtis-Campbell was thrown out at home trying to score.
“She’s a warrior, she gave it her all and she hung in there,” praised LCCC Manager Tony Contreras about pitcher Kaitlyn Curtis-Campbell, who pitched tough after being hit in the head by a hit last weekend. “The defense did not back her up,” said Manager Contreras about the multiple errors the team committed on the day. After the tough losses on Saturday, LCCC softball is now 3-5 on the season.
|LCCC Swept in Road Doubleheader vs Ohio University-Chillicothe - April 12, 2015|
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator
LCCC (3-3) lost Game 1 16-1 versus OU-Chillicothe followed by Game 2 loss of 8-0
Chillicothe, OH—In game one, LCCC fell to OU-Chillicothe 16-1 in five innings (mercy rule). The starting pitcher for the Commodores was Kaitlyn Curtis-Campbell, who took the loss after going the complete game, allowing 16 runs (eight earned runs) on 14 hits, striking out five and walking one batter. Curtis-Campbell was harmed by a struggling defense behind her. The Commodores defense had 10 errors on the day, leading to eight unearned runs. LCCC led 1-0 after 1 ½ innings, but OU-Chillicothe answered with a huge second inning to take a commanding 9-1 lead. The LCCC offense was only able to muster up five hits versus the tough OU-Chillicothe pitcher, Paige Gardner. Center fielder Madison Heffley led the Commodores offensive attach, going 2 for 3 with a single, a double, and the team’s only run scored. Shortstop Jessica Chidsey drove in Heffley in the first inning with an RBI double. Left fielder Raven Howard (1 for 2) and right fielder Jordan Bailey (1 for 2) each had a single in the game, too.
In game two, LCCC lost 8-0 in a game that ended after one inning because of a player injury to one of the Commodores. The injury caused the team to have to call the game after one inning because of the lack of viable pitchers. LCCC pitcher Kaitlyn Curtis-Campbell started game two, allowing eight runs (four earned runs) on four hits and striking out one in the one inning game. Errors plagued the Commodores again, committing four errors that led to four unearned runs. In the top of the first inning, LCCC’s offense went down in order. Curtis-Campbell took a line drive to the head in the second inning and went down; fortunately she was not seriously injured.
The Commodores will look to turn their fortunes around in their next games on Saturday. The team hosts the University of Cincinnati Clermont at West Park Softball Field in Elyria. The home doubleheader is set to start at 1 p.m.
Box Score vs OU Chillicothe Game 1
Box Score vs OU Chillicothe Game 2
|LCCC Splits Home Doubleheader vs Westmoreland CCC - April 2, 2015|
By Joe Gilbert, Sport Information Coordinator
LCCC lost Game 1 10-5 to Westmoreland CCC and then won by forfeit in Game 2 of their first home doubleheader.
Elyria, OH—In game one, LCCC fell down early in the game and eventual lost to Westmoreland CCC 10-5. The starting pitcher for the Commodores was Kaitlyn Curtis-Campbell, who allowed 10 runs on seven hits along with striking out four and walking eight batters. Westmoreland CCC stunned the Commodores early, scoring six runs in the first inning. Curtis-Campbell struggled finding the strike zone in the first inning, walking the first six batters of the game and seven in the entire inning. She settled down and got into a groove later on in the game, walking just one batter after the first. The defense also struggled in the game with multiple errors leading to many of the Westmoreland CCC runs. On offense for the Commodores, second baseman Kelly Wisniewski reached base all four at-bats with three singles, a hit by pitch, a run scored and a RBI. LCCC Catcher Angelica Flecha had a RBI double, while left fielder Raven Howard went 2 for 3 with a single, double, a hit by pitch and a run scored. In the game, LCCC scored five runs on 12 hits.
In game two, Westmoreland CCC forfeited after one of their players was ejected from the game for excessive contact with one of LCCC’s players. Westmoreland CCC decided to forfeit the game after losing their player to the ejection. Before the forfeit, the Lady Commodores were leading 8-1 in the first inning. LCCC Center fielder Madison Heffley had two hits (2 singles) and a RBI, while third baseman Andria Coates had a double that brought in two runs. Shortstop Jessica Chidsey also added a double, a walk, and two RBIs in the inning. Eight of the nine Lady Commodore batters scored a run. Every batter in the LCCC lineup got on base or drove in a run in the first inning. Just like the first game, pitcher Curtis-Campbell started the game.
LCCC Manager Tony Contreras loved the resolve of his team in the first game after a tough first inning saying, “We never gave up all the way to the end.” Manager Contreras thought the team continued their roll saying, “In the second game, we got stronger and we continued.” Pitcher Curtis-Campbell especially showed this team strength. “She had a lot of walks [early in the day] and it hurt her, but she got stronger,” said Manager Contreras. “At the end of the first game she was very strong. The second game, she was in total control.”
Box Score vs Westmoreland Game 1
Box Score vs Westmoreland Game 2
LCCC Sweeps First Doubleheader of the Season at Southern State Community College - March 29, 2015
LCCC Softball wins Game 1 of the doubleheader vs Southern State 11-3 and follows with Game 2 win 14-4
Hillsboro, OH— The Lorain County Community College softball team kicked off their season on Sunday with a sweep of Southern State Community College. The Lady Commodores won the first game 11-3 and then took the second game 14-4. LCCC pitcher Kaitlyn Curtis-Campbell (allowing just seven runs combined) pitched both games, pitching the entire games on her way to gaining her first two wins of the season. “We had a pitching gem … Excellent games, the first and second,” said LCCC Manager Tony Contreras about Curtis-Campbell. Both Jessica Chidsey and Angelica Flecha went 7 for 8 in the games today with both of them scoring five runs apiece. Raven Howard added a grand slam today, the first home run and grand slam of the season for her and the team. Marra Blasik was patient throughout the day, walking six times on the day.
LCCC Manager Contreras said that the team had five veteran players with five players, who had not played in a while. “They contributed incredibly,” praised Manager Contreras about these five players, who as he said, “came out of nowhere.” Manager Contreras summed up the day for the Lady Commodores saying, “We were flawless.” LCCC will look to keep their winning streak going on Thursday. The Lady Commodores will play their first home games Thursday against Westmoreland County Community College in a doubleheader. First pitch at West Park Softball Field in Elyria is set for 4 p.m.
Box Score vs Southern State Game 1
Box Score vs Southern State Game 2
|Softball Team News 2013|
4/6/13 – Commodores Travel to Youngwood, PA for Double Header
The Softball Team traveled to Westmoreland CCC for a double header on Saturday. The weather was beautiful for this second match up of the season.
Game One: Lorain CCC 4, Westmoreland CC 5
LCCC lost the first game at Westmoreland CC. Holly Benetto continued her outstanding hitting with a triple and 2 singles. Amanda Surface had 2 singles & Bre Corsilla had a double and a single and was hitting the ball hard all day.
Game Two: Lorain CCC 6, Westmoreland CC 14
The Commodores lost 14 to 6 in the second game of the double header. Amanda Surface had a double and Megan Miller doubled driving in two of the 6 runs for LCCC. Alexis Cross, playing left field for the first time, made a numbers of impressive plays. Again Amanda Surface was on the mound for both games, with no help in site in terms of additional pitchers on the team.
4/5/13 - Softball Season Gets Underway
Lorain CCC finally began its 2013 softball season on Friday, 4/5 after their first three dates were cancelled due to weather. The Commodores traveled to Kirkland to take on the Lakeland Lakers, a Division II team playing their 18th game of their season.
Game One: Lorain CCC 4, Lakeland CC 14
The LCCC softball season got underway with a lost in the first game of the season. For LCCC, Holly Benetto went 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 doubles and a single. Amanda Surface had an opening day home run and 2 singles.
Game Two: Lorain CCC 0, Lakeland CC 20
The Lady Commodores were down 4 to 0 through 3 innings until a devastating 4th inning by the Lakers. Lakeland unloaded at the plate scoring 16; when the dust settled at the end of the inning it was 20 to 0. Amanda Surface had to man the mound for both games and pitched well under the circumstances.