April 16, 2019 – – The Lorain County Community College Men’s Baseball team got a couple of big road wins today over Penn State New Kensington, winning game one 12-4 and the nightcap 13-2. Both pitchers threw complete games for the Commodores and with the victories, LCCC improves to 9-15 on the season.
Jared Naida (Cleveland/Lakewood) was brilliant from the bump in game one, allowing no earned runs and improving upon his 0.75 ERA, which currently ranks him second nationally in the NJCAA. Damion Coleman (Niles/Niles McKinley) went 3 for 4 with a homerun and two RBI’s; Anthony Lavisky (Avon Lake/St. Edward) was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s, and Eli Henderson (Toledo/Whitmer) was 3 for 5 to lead the offense.
On the mound in game two was Domenic Fleming (Columbia Station/Midview) in his first appearance since a 10-inning complete game win on April 7th over OSU Mansfield. Fleming struck out 5 and improved to 4-2 on the year. Naida provided great run support for his fellow pitcher, going 4 for 4 with 3 doubles, 3 RBI’s, and 4 runs scored. Coleman got in on the action as well, capping off an outstanding day at the plate by going 3 for 3, with 4 RBI’s, and homerun number two.
LCCC Head Coach Bill Frawley, said after the game, “Our pitching was great, and we scored 25 runs on the day, so everything was clicking for us.”
Up next for the Commodores is a single game matchup against Oberlin College JV on Monday, April 22, 2019. Game time is at 5 pm at Oberlin College.
April 10, 2019 – – LCCC Men’s Baseball team squared off today against Eastern Gateway Community College with some late-inning firepower helping the Gators to a 13-3 victory over the Commodores. Lorain now stands at 7-15 on the season.
The game was tight through the first 4 innings of play until Eastern Gateway exploded for 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th and added 4 more insurance runs in the 6th to put the game out of reach.
Damion Coleman (Niles/Niles McKinley) and Eli Loveland (Toledo/Toledo Whitmer) both had homers for the Commodores and Jesse Barrios (Wooster/Home School) was once again Mr. Consistent…going 2 for 4, with a double and an RBI in the loss.
JESSE BARRIOS (5’11”Sophomore from Wooster (Home Schooled))
Jesse went 13 for 24 (.542 batting average, with a .586 OBP and .750 slugging percentage) with 9 runs scored, 7 RBIs, 2 doubles, 1 home run, and 4 walks in LCCC’s eight games this week against CCAC South, CCAC Boyce, and OSU Mansfield. For the season, Jesse sports a .557 batting average, ranking him third in the NJCAA. He also ranks fifth with a .627 on base percentage. Jesse is the youngest of seven kids and his mom homeschooled all of them. He started playing baseball when he was five years old and played for Smithville High School. His brother, Patrick, played for Clark Summit University. His goal is to attend a four-year school and major in sports management. Congratulations, Jesse!
April 9, 2019 – – When you are a Division III school, it can often be a challenge to square off against a Division II opponent, as the Lorain County Men’s Baseball team learned yesterday in their losses to Edison State. Both games went just 5 innings with Edison State coming out on top by scores of 24-7 and 17-0.
In game one, the Chargers put 11 runs on the board and never looked back. A bright spot for LCCC came in the bottom of the 4th when Damion Coleman (Niles/Niles McKinley) hit a 3-run dinger for the Commodores. DH Derek Dulemba (Elyria/Midview) had a good day at the plate for Lorain with a home run, SAC fly, and 4 RBI’s, while Jared Naida (Cleveland/Lakewood) walked twice and had a double with 3 runs scored.
Game two was a much different story for Lorain as they struggled offensively and Edison State scored 15 runs in the first three innings of play. Jesse Barrios (Wooster/Home School) and Noah Henderson (Toledo/Whitmer) managed the only hits for LCCC in the game.
The Commodores hit the road for their next five contests, travelling to Eastern Gateway Community College for a 2 p.m. game on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
April 7, 2019 – – Although the Lorain County Community College Baseball team went 1-3 this weekend, their record could just have easily been 3-1 against some very tough competition. Highlighting the weekend play was a thrilling 10-inning come from behind win over previously unbeaten OSU Mansfield in game one, giving the Commodores a 9-8 win. LCCC lost the finale today against OSU and dropped two games to CCAC Boyce in yesterday’s play to take their record to 7-12 on the season.
Jared Naida (Cleveland/Lakewood) came up big for LCCC with a 2 out, clutch base hit in the bottom of the 10th to drive in the winning run against OSU Mansfield in today’s opener. Naida was 2 for 4, with a double and 3 RBI’s. Domenic Fleming (Columbia Station/Midview) went the distance for the Commodores, pitching all 10-innings for the win and giving up only 3 earned runs, while notching 6 strikeouts.
LCCC Head Coach Bill Frawley commented after the game, “I have never had a pitcher go 10-innings for a complete game win. It was really something special. Dom said he was feeling good and got stronger as the game went on.” Fleming improved to 3-2 on the year with the victory.
Lorain had game two in hand…leading 3-2 going into the top of the 7th but lost in heartbreaking fashion as a couple of errors allowed 3 runs for the Mavs and an eventual 5-4 win. It looked like more heroics were on the way for LCCC when Eli Loveland (Toledo/Whitmer) sent one deep leading off in the bottom of the 7th and Jesse Barrios (Wooster/Home School) got on base until some great defensive play sealed the victory for OSU. Barrios was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s to lead LCCC in game two.
Yesterday’s re-match against CCAC Boyce was well-fought but LCCC came up short, losing game one 8-1, despite a strong outing by Casey Ison (Amherst/Amherst Steele). Ison allowed only 2 earned runs in the complete game loss. Richard Vandervort (Lakewood) had 2 hits, including a double scoring the only run.
Lorain got off to an early 6-2 lead against CCAC Boyce in game two when the Saints evened it up scoring 4 runs in the 4th inning. The score was knotted at six until the top of the 7th when CCAC added a run and LCCC was unable to answer, falling 7-6 in the finale. Barrios had 2 hits, including a solo homer in his first at bat. Derek Dulemba (Elyria/Midview) went 3 for 4 at the plate.
April 3, 2019 – – The Lorain County Community College Men’s Baseball team had a tough road-trip to PA over the last two days, as they lost to CCAC South, a team they beat twice earlier this season, then fell just short in competitive games against CCAC Boyce.
LCCC was out hit in game one against CCAC South, losing by a score of 24-11. Damion Coleman (Niles/Niles McKinley), had a good day at the plate for the Commodores, going 3 for 4 with 3 RBI’s; while Jared Naida (Cleveland/Lakewood), also provided some offense going 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s in the loss.
The Commodores fell in game two 10-0, with 8 of the runs coming in the 3rd inning. LCCC had 4 fielding errors and only mustered 5 hits in the game, with Jesse Barrios (Wooster/Home School), accounting for 3 of the hits.
Lorain had an early 4-0 lead against CCAC Boyce and Jared Naida (Cleveland/Lakewood) only allowed 1 earned run through 5 innings with 7 strikeouts, but 6 fielding errors were too much to overcome as the Commodores lost 11-5. The score was 7-5 going into the 6th when CCAC Boyce added 4 more runs putting game one out of reach. Damion Coleman went 2 for 4 in the game with an RBI.
D’aunte Bowens (Oberlin), was on the mound for the Commodores in game 2 and pitched very well, notching 6 strikeouts, but LCCC couldn’t score enough runs to give him the win. Jesse Barrios was 2 for 3 in the game and drove in the only run in the 1st inning before LCCC lost by a final score of 4-1.
“These were some tough games this week. We saw some good pitching and just made too many mistakes to bring home a victory,” said LCCC Head Coach Bill Frawley.
The Commodores host CCAC Boyce for a back-to-back matchup this Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Victory Park in North Ridgeville with first pitch in the double-header scheduled for 1 p.m.
March 27, 2019 – – The Lorain County Community College Men’s Baseball team battled hard against Region XII Division III rival, Owens Community College, but lost both ends of the double-header, by scores of 6-4 and 5-0, today at Sprenger Stadium.
LCCC made a great effort to come back in game one after Owens got out to a quick 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. The Express loaded the bases off Freshman starting pitcher, Luis Alvarez (Lorain), as he struggled with his control…hitting two of the batters he faced and walking a third. Casey Ison (Amherst/Amherst Steele) came in to retire the next three batters, limiting the damage to two runs and pitched the remaining seven innings, allowing just three earned runs.
LCCC’s bats came to life in the bottom of the fifth as they scored all four of their runs to get back into contention but could not continue the momentum into the final two innings of play. Eli Loveland (Toledo/Whitmer), Damion Coleman (Niles/Niles McKinley), and Derek Dulemba (Elyria/Midview), all had two hits for the Commodores in the 6-4 loss.
Despite the 5-0 loss in game two, it proved to be an incredible pitcher’s duel right up until the top of the 7th, as Jared Naida (Cleveland/Lakewood) brought the goods. Naida pitched a complete game, striking out 9 batters and allowing only 1 earned run. Owens scored a run in the 2nd inning, but Naida made quick work of the Express hitters over the next four innings before Owens was able to tag on four more runs off fielding errors.
LCCC Head Coach, Bill Frawley, said “These were a couple of close games that could have gone either way. The ball was not finding the gaps for us and we only had two hits in the second game.”
The Commodores are now 6-5 on the season and will host CCAC South (PA) this Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Oberlin College. First pitch of the double-bill is scheduled for 1 pm.
March 23, 2019 – – The Lorain County Community College Men’s Baseball team took both games today in a double-header against Washtenaw Community College at Sprenger Stadium. Both games went five innings with LCCC taking the first game 20-4 and the finale 17-3.
Casey Ison (Amherst/Amherst Steele) pitched a complete game for the Commodores to lead them to a 20-4 win over the Washtenaw CC Wolfpack. Ison struck out 7, while several players contributed multiple hits.
Jesse Barrios (Wooster/Home School) was 4 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s; Noah Henderson (Toledo/Whitmer) was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI’s and a double. Eli Loveland (Toledo/Whitmer) was 2 for 3; Damion Coleman (Niles/Niles McKinley) was 2 for 2; and leading the game one offensive blast was Jared Naida (Cleveland/Lakewood) going 3 for 4 with a grand slam and 6 RBI’s.
Michael Murphy (Akron/Revere) got the win in game two, pitching a complete game and only allowing 1 earned run, while striking out 3 batters.
Barrios was perfect again, going 3 for 3 with a double. Henderson was 2 for 3; Loveland was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI’s; Derek Dulemba (Elyria/Midview) was 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI’s; while Anthony Lavisky (Avon Lake/St. Edward) was 2 for 2 with a triple.
“The players hit the ball very well today and that translated into a bunch of runs,” stated LCCC Head Coach Bill Frawley.
The Commodores are back home at Sprenger Stadium in Avon on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, to take on Owens Community College with a 2 pm start time.
March 22, 2019 – – Domenic Fleming (Columbia Station/Midview) and Jared Naida (Cleveland/Lakewood) pitched complete games to lead the Lorain County Community College Baseball team to two wins today against visiting Butler County CC. Both pitchers fared well despite the frigid temps coming off the coast of Lake Erie, which were better suited for a Cleveland Brown’s playoff game.
Fleming, the game one winner, gave up just 2 earned runs and struck out 3 in the 9-3 victory. BC3 jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but LCCC answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. Fleming settled in and the Commodores went to work at the plate.
Jesse Barrios (Wooster/Home School) smacked a 2-run homer to get the scoring started for LCCC and finished the game going 2 for 2 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Noah Henderson (Toledo/Whitmer) was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored; Damion Coleman (Niles/Niles McKinley) was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI’s and a homerun; Eli Loveland (Toledo/Whitmer) was 3 for 4 with a solo bomb; and Derek Dulemba (Elyria/Midview) was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.
Naida struck out 6 and gave up no earned runs, leading the Commodores to a 12-2, 5-inning victory in game two of the double bill. Once again the Pioneers got on the board early going up 1-0 in the first, but LCCC scored 2 in the bottom of the inning and never looked back. LCCC scored in every inning and put 5 on the board in the bottom of the fifth to seal the victory.
Henderson went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s; while Loveland sent another one deep…going 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Coleman went 2 of 4 with 2 RBI’s and George Vasiloff (Avon Lake) went 2 for 2 with a double.
LCCC Head Coach, Bill Frawley, was happy with his team’s effort, saying “We had great pitching today and some clutch hitting.”
The Commodores go to 4-3 on the season.
Next up for the Commodores is Washtenaw CC at Sprenger Stadium in Avon on Saturday, March 23, 2019. First pitch is scheduled for 1 pm in the double-header.
March 18, 2019 – – The Lorain County Community College Men’s Baseball team dropped both games today in a doubleheader against Schoolcraft College, after giving up early leads to the team from up North. The Ocelots took game one 18-9 and game two 9-3. The losses drop LCCC to 2-3 on the year.
Michael Murphy (Akron/Revere) took the first game loss for the Commodores, as the Ocelots put up 6 first inning runs and added 3 more over the next two innings to take a 9-0 lead heading into the fourth. LCCC made a pitching change, but Schoolcraft put 6 more runs on the board in the top of the fourth for a 15-0 lead.
LCCC rallied in the next two innings scoring 9 runs, while Justin Ciccone (Youngstown/Western Reserve) pitched two shutout innings to keep the Commodores alive in the game heading into the final inning of play.
The Ocelots banged in 3 more runs in the seventh and put the game out of reach for the Commodores.
Game two got off to a similar start as Schoolcraft again grabbed the early lead off of a 3-run first inning and the Ocelots never looked back. Casey Ison (Amherst/Amherst Steele) was on the mound for the Commodores and took the loss. Schoolcraft was up 8-0 before LCCC drove in a run in the bottom of the fifth but they were unable to manage any more offense until the bottom of the seventh…tagging on two final runs.
Noah Henderson (Toledo/Whitmer) led the team today with 3 RBI’s on the day going 4 of 8 from the plate with two doubles, while Eli Loveland (Toledo/Whitmer) went 6 of 7 with 2 RBI’s and a double.
The Commodores host Butler County CC (PA) for a double-header at Sports Force Park, this Friday, March 22, 2019. First pitch is scheduled for 2 pm.