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2016 Baseball
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 Morrow, Jordan Smith, Angel Flecha, Shane Derricotte.
Missing: Coach Monschein.


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LCCC Baseball Keeps Things Rolling Beating Washtenaw Community College in Two Games – 3/26/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Lorain, OH – Wrapping up their 5th and 6th games in 4 days was no easy task for LCCC (5-1) but the Commodores competed the weekend beating Washtenaw Community College in the team’s double header. After applying the mercy rule in game one, LCCC made game two just as short winning by 10 runs.

Getting hits was no problem for LCCC in game one as the team combined for 18 hits with 11 players contributing. The same could be said about game two as the team combined for 11 hits from 8 different Commodores. Leading the way for their team was Zach Nilges who hit 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and scoring twice. In game two Nilges went 1 for 3 and scored once.

On the pitching side, Gavin Taulbee picked up the win going 5 innings giving up 3 hits, 3 runs and striking out 7. It wasn’t until the 4th inning when the hits and runs started to add up but after regathering himself, the Commodores closed things out.  In game two, George Vasiloff took the mound to start, going 2.2 innings. Vasiloff would give up 3 hits and 1 run before Mark Flachbart would come in to relieve; he would pick up his second win of the season. In 2.1 innings, Flachbart gave up zero hits, no runs and retired 4 batters.

Game 1: LCCC 14, Washtenaw CC 3
Defense is known to win and that’s what took place in game one as the Commodores defense played big. On the mound was Taulbee who went all 5 innings giving up just 3 hits, 3 runs and striking out 7 batters. Things started off great for the Commodores as the team didn’t see a batter reach base until the 4th inning as Taulbee and team played stubborn defense. Things got a little rocky for Taulbee as Washtenaw Community College took advantage of a walk and some good base running. During the 4th and 5th innings is where they got their hits and runs but the Commodores defense stepped up to hold them to just 3 runs.

While the defense played tough, the offense was even better as they scored in every inning played but the 2nd. After taking an early 1-0 lead in the first, Nash started things off with an inside the park homerun. With a few errors and passed balls, LCCC jumped out to a commanding 7-0 lead before taking the 9-0 lead. Hitting strong was Nash who went 2 for 3 and adding 2 RBI’s.

After giving up their 10 run lead in the 4th, Rickard drove in 2 followed by an over throw that gave LCCC their biggest lead of 14-1

Even with the defense giving up 2 additional runs, LCCC was able to hold Washtenaw to a final score of 14-3.

Game 2: LCCC 11, Washtenaw CC 1
After a scoreless first inning for both sides, the offense picked up as the teams were locked at 1-1 headed to the third. Vasiloff took the mound for LCCC and gave up just 1 run during his time. Although he didn’t have any strikeouts, he commanded the pitching count, only giving up 3 hits with 1 error committed by the defense.

In relief was Flachbart who went 2.1 innings giving up no hits or runs along with 4 strikeouts. The most trouble Flachbart encountered was the top of the 5th as he faced 6 total batters but ended the game with a strike out.

With bats not as hot as game one, the Commodores still found a way to end the game early, going just 6 total innings. Dalton Welty played a big role in the team’s offense as he went 3 for 3 and scored twice. Unlike the first game, the team combined for 14 RBI’s but in game 2 they just needed 1. Hitting well along with Welty was Banas who went 2 for 4 and scored once.  With 5 runs scored in the 4th and 5 more in the 6th, the run rule came into effect as LCCC lead 11-1.  

LCCC will host Delta CC (MI) on Wednesday March 29th at Sprenger Stadium in Avon. First pitch is set for 2:00pm.

Box Score Game 1 vs Washtenaw CC
Box Score Game 2 vs Washtenaw CC

LCCC Bounces Back to Split Double Header with Westmoreland – 3/25/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Lorain, OH – With 6 games in 4 days, the Commodores showed no sign of early wear as the team hosted Westmoreland CCC. After defeating OSU Mansfield on Thursday in the team’s home opener, the Commodores split their double header after falling in game one. To start the day, LCCC fell to the Wolfpack 6-3 after holding a 2 run lead in the 4th. In game two, the team didn’t allow Westmoreland to storm back as they closed the game out 7-3.

With slower bats in game one, LCCC was led by Gavin Taulbee who hit 2 for 3 with 1 run while Cody Wilson hit 1 for 2 and scoring twice. With hotter bats in game two, the Commodores had 6 different batters notch a hit while Kyle Kudela hit 2 for 2, 2 RBI’s and 1 run.

Defensively, the team was led by Kevin Simon (0-1) in game one who went 3 innings giving up just 2 hits and no runs but would struggle to close things out. In game two Nick Bene (2-0) picked up his second win of the season going 4.1 innings striking out 5 batters while giving up 3 runs.

Game 1: Westmoreland 6, LCCC 3
Taking the mound for the first time this season was Kevin Simon who pitched 4 innings giving up just 5 hits while striking out 5 batters. To start things off, Simon gave up 2 hits while striking out 3 batters. It wasn’t until the top of the 4th inning when the Wolfpack stormed back to take a 4-2 lead. In relief was Luis Moreno and George Vasiloff who combined to pitch 3 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, and 1 strikeout.  

Things started off good for the Commodores as they scored 2 runs in the first two innings to take an early 2-0 lead. After Cody Wilson successfully reached base to lead things off, a sac-fly by Banas and an RBI by Nash drove the first run in.

In the 2nd inning, Taulbee who went 2 for 3, got his first hit of the day to help set up the team to score its second run. With some aggressive base running, Taulbee was able to score after a wild pitch from the Wolfpack.

For the next 3 innings the Commodores couldn’t strike gold as they would go cold and see the score go from 2-0 to 6-2 in favor of Westmoreland. Not throwing in the towel, LCCC kept plugging away and was able to close the gap 6-3 in the bottom of the 6th.  After a tough stretch of innings, the Commodores would fall 6-3 in game one of the day.

Game 2: LCCC 7, Westmoreland 3
Unlike game one, LCCC didn’t let their bats go cold as the team found ways to score 6 runs midway through the game. Even after a quick start by the Wolfpack, LCCC pitching stood strong and limited Westmoreland to just 3 total runs.

On the mound was Nick Bene (2-0) who picked up his second win of the season going 4.1 innings, giving up 4 hits, 3 runs and striking out 5. After giving up the first run of the day in the first inning, Bene settled down, not allowing the Wolfpack to string together bunches of hits.

With a 6-3 lead, Mark Flachbart came in to relieve going 2.2 innings, and gave up no hits with 5 strikeouts. Flachbart would get his first save on the season.

As for the bats, the team would collect 10 hits from 6 different batters. Kudela would hit 2 for 2 with 2 RBI’s. Along with Kudela, Bene and Welty combined to hit 4 for 8 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs.

With 6 total runs during innings 2/3/4, the Commodores took a commanding lead to win 7-3 over Westmoreland.

With the team now 3-1 on the year, Coach Frawley seemed happy with the team’s early success. “We had a lot of players involved in game 2. Multiple guys getting multiple hits and everyone involved in some way really helped; game 2 was a great game overall.”

Box Score Game 1 vs Westmoreland CCC
Box Score Game 2 vs Westmoreland CCC

Commodores Baseball Opens Season at Home with Big Wins: LCCC Wins Big in Both Games – 3/23/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Avon, OH – What better way to start your season than to win big in your team’s first double header. Lorain CCC Baseball did just that Thursday as the team hosted OSU Mansfield at Sprenger Stadium to start the season. In game one, the Commodores offense struck gold as the team won 15 to 1. In game two, along with a strong offensive showing, the LCCC defense once again held Mansfield to just 1 run, winning 15 to 1.

Offensively the Commodores had 10 different players reach base on hits but it was the strong bat of Nash (4 for 4, 6 runs and 3 RBI’s) that helped the Commodores control both games outscoring OSU Mansfield 30-2.

On the mound, Flachbart got his first win on the year holding Mansfield to 3 hits and 10 strikeouts. In game two, Bene picked up his first win going 5 innings only giving up 1 hit with 10 strikeouts.

Game 1: LCCC 15, OSU Mansfield 1
Right from the start, LCCC didn’t waste any time getting their bats going as the team scored its first 4 runs in two innings. After a Nash walk, Bene (2 for 3, 3 RBI’s, 2 runs) drove the team’s first run in during the 1st inning. Along with Bene, 3 other Commodores drove in 13 runs which included 5 in the 3rd inning.

On the mound for LCCC was Flachbart who went 5 innings giving up 3 hits and 1 run and striking out 10 batters. Flachbart would go scoreless for the first 3 innings giving up just 3 hits. It wasn’t until the 4th inning when Flachbart gave up his only run but would follow up with 5 strikeouts.  

To end things in game one, LCCC would score 7 additional runs with 9 different batters facing OSU. Wilson would play well going 2 for 3, 2 RBI’s and 1 run.

Holding OSU to just 1 run, the Commodores would win things in short innings winning by a final score of 15-1.

Game 2: LCCC 15, Mansfield 1
LCCC didn’t shy away from laying the wood down on Mansfield in game two of the day as the Commodores came out hot. To start things off, LCCC would have 15 batters face OSU as the team scored 9 of its 15 runs in the first inning.

Having another solid game for LCCC was Wilson (2 for 2, 3 runs, 1 RBI ), Banas (2 for 2, 3 RBI’s, 2 runs), Nash (2 for 2, 3 RBI’s, 2 runs) and Bene (2 for 2, 2 RBI’s, 2 runs). The Commodores would go up 15-0 before OSU would score.

As for pitching, Bene would take the mound in game 2 and would hold Mansfield to just 1 run. Bene would strikeout 6 of his 10 batters before giving up the only hit then run in the 4th inning.  

After giving up his only run, Bene would strike out the final 4 batters to get his first win of the season.

Following the game, Coach Frawley said, “The excitement was high for us as everybody was ready to play some games. We have some good baseball players this year and we’re looking to see how our team will stack up against other teams in the region.”

The Commodores are back in action Saturday against Westmoreland at home with games being played at the Pipeyard in Lorain. Game 1 is set for 3:30 with game 2 to follow.
Box Score: Game 1 vs OSU Mansfield
Box Score: Game 2 vs OSU Mansfield

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

Game 1

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

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