Front Row: Jonathon Rosa, Dalton Welty, George Vasiloff, Jason Banas, Gavin Taulbee, Zach Nash, Tyler LaGuardia, James Rickard, Luis Moreno, Coach Stavole.
Back Row: Coach Frawley, Caleb Cotterill, Ryan Danszczak, Ryan Meyers, Nick Bene, Kevin Simon, Mark Flachbart, Kyle Kudela, Zack Nilges, Jeff Carlson, Cody Wilson.

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

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Late Struggles Doom LCCC Baseball in Regional Playoffs – 5/13/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Livonia, MI – After falling to Schoolcraft in yesterday’s game, the Commodores of LCCC faced them once again in the elimination game Saturday. Much like yesterday, the game went down to the wire as the game went back and forth early on. With not enough runs generated late, the Commodores were eliminated from the playoffs losing 9-6.

For the Commodores, it was the bats that kept them in this game as the team combined for 8 hits, 6 runs and 6 RBI’s. Having strong games at the plate was Ryan Danszczak (2 for 4, 1 RBI), Nick Bene (1 for 3, 2 RBI), Zach Nash (1 for 2, 1 RBI) and Zach Nilges (1 for 3, 1 RBI).

To start the game, Bene would get his 2 RBI’s after Taulbee and Nash successfully reached base to take a 2-0 lead. Adding to it was Danszczak who added their 3rd run with a double.

On the mound was Zack Nilges (L, 0-2) who would go just 1.1 innings, giving up 5 hits, and 6 runs. Tied at 3 at the end of 1 inning, Schoolcraft would add 3 additional runs to take a 6-3 lead.

In relief for Nilges was Kevin Simon who pitched 5.2 innings, giving up 2 hits, 2 runs and 4 strikeouts. Along with the strong relief pitching of Simon, the Commodores added 2 additional runs in the top of the 5th to make it a 7-5 game. With a Taulbee RBI and a Nash sac fly, the Commodores continued to keep things close.

It wasn’t until the 8th inning when Simon and third pitcher Gavin Taulbee ran into some problems giving up 2 runs to give Schoolcraft a 9-5 lead late.

With one final at bat, Kyle Kudela got things going with a single followed a Jeff Carlson single. With a sac fly, the Commodores cut the lead to 9-6. Unable to score any additional runs, LC saw their season end losing to Schoolcraft 9-6.

The Commodores end the season with a 10-22 record.
Box Score vs Schoolcraft College


Late Struggles Doom LCCC Baseball in Playoffs – 5/12/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Livonia, MI – Just four days ago the Commodores of LCCC Baseball fell to Schoolcraft at home 14-1 and 7-1 in game 2. This time in Michigan, LCCC gave them a run for their money as the game was decided in its final innings. After taking a lead midway through, the Commodores gave up 6 runs in the bottom of the 8th to fall 13-6.

The opening game for LCCC in the Region XII playoffs, the Commodores came out strong giving Schoolcraft everything they had. At the end of 3 innings, the Commodores put together a great inning to take a 4-0 lead. As a team, LCCC combined for 7 hits and 5 RBI’s: leading the way was DH Ryan Danszczak, who batted 2-4 with 2 RBI’s. Along with Danszczak, Zack Nilges (1 for 3, 1 RBI) and Nick Bene (1 for 4, 1 RBI) came up big for their team to help take a commanding lead.

With the bats rolling, the pitching for LCCC came out strong as well as Mark Flachbart (L, 2-4) went 5.1 innings, giving up 8 hits, 7 runs and 3 strikeouts. For the first 3 innings, the defense gave up zero runs and only 2 hits.

With a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the 4th, Schoolcraft shook things up to tie it at 4 then took their first lead of the game in the 5th scoring one to lead 5-4.

Not throwing in the towel, LC strung together some good at bats to score 2 in the top of the 6th taking a 6-5 lead.

With a 1 run lead in the bottom of the 6th, Nick Bene would take the mound going 2.1 innings, giving up 4 hits, and 6 runs. The strong bats of Schoolcraft would earn the 2 runs in the 6th but in the 8th, LCCC defense would commit too many errors which allowed 6 additional runs.

With not enough time remaining, LC would fall 13-6 after 8 unanswered runs.

With this loss, LC will play the loser of the Schoolcraft and Delta game at noon tomorrow.
Box Score vs Schoolcraft College


Commodores Fall to Schoolcraft – 5/8/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Lorain, OH – In the team’s double header Monday, the Commodores of LCCC took on Schoolcraft out of Michigan. In both games, LC would struggle to get their bats going as the team loss 14-1 in game 1 and 7-1 in game 2.

Game 1: Schoolcraft 14, LCCC 1

The game would start off well for the Commodores as the team would keep things close early. At the mound was Tyler LaGuardia (L, 0-4) who would go 1.1 innings, 5 hits, and 11 runs. After walking a couple batters in the inning, the Commodores defense was able to hold Schoolcraft to just 2 runs.

After keeping things close early, the Schoolcraft bats got hot scoring 9 runs in the 2nd inning. This would force LC into a pitching change in George Vasiloff who would go 2.2 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs and 1 strikeout. Vasiloff and the LC defense would find some success in the 3rd and 4th inning as the team held their opponent to no runs those innings.

As for the bats, the team would combine for 5 team hits and 1 run in the 3rd inning. Welty would get things going for the team in the 3rd inning with a single followed by a Wilson single. With a team error, LC would get on the board to trail 11-1.

Trailing 10 in the 5th inning, Schoolcraft would add 3 additional runs on Vasiloff to make it a 14-1 game. Mark Flachbart would come in to end the inning going 1 inning with no hits or runs given up.

With the LC bats unable to extend the game, the Commodores would lose in 5 innings.

Game 2: Schoolcraft 7, LCCC 1

After a tough game 1, the Commodores would play tough going 7 innings in game 2 falling 7-1. Taking the mound was Dalton Welty (L, 0-3) who went 6 innings, giving up 8 hits, 6 runs and striking out 2.

After an initially rocky start in the top of the 1st, Welty and the crew was able to hold Schoolcraft to just 2 runs after the first 3 batters reached base. After going 3 up, 3 down in the 2nd, Welty would run into some problems in the 3rd as Schoolcraft scored 4 runs to take a 6-1 lead.

On the offensive side of things, it was the strong play of Zach Nash (3 for 3) that gave the team some light with the bats. In the bottom of the 1st, Nick Bene (1 for 3, 1 RBI) would bring in the team’s only run with an RBI single scoring Zach Nilges.

Welty would stay on the mound and find much success holding Schoolcraft to zero runs in the 4th, 5th and 6th. With Nick Bene taking the mound in the final inning and Schoolcraft scoring one additional run, LCCC would fall 7-1 in 7 innings.

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


Commodores Baseball Unable to Find Runs at Tri-C – 5/3/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Parma, OH – In the team’s last meeting with Tri-C, the Commodores fell by a final score of 26-3 but things were different Wednesday as LCCC battle all 9 innings. After trailing by just a few runs late, LCCC would come up short and fall 9-0.

Both teams would go deep in their rotation as 15 different pitchers took the mound. For LCCC it was Mark Flachbart (2-3) who started things off going just 2 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, and 1 strikeout. It wasn’t until the 2nd inning when Flachbart gave up his 2 runs after bases became loaded early on.

After Flachbart, LCCC would see Kevin Simon, Tyler LaGuardia, George Vasiloff, Ryan Danszczak, and Nick Bene take the mound. The 5 relief pitchers would combine for 5 hits, 7 runs, and 1 strikeout. The game didn’t get out of reach until the bottom of the 7th after LCCC trailed just 4-0. Nine batters would come to the plate to expand the Tri-C lead to 8-0.

As for the Commodore bats, the team would combine for 2 hits which came from Nick Bene (1 for 3) and Cody Wilson (1 for 3). In the 4th and 5th inning, LCCC found ways to get runners on the bags but struggled to bring them home.

In 9 innings, LCCC fell 9-0 to Tri-C and see their season record drop to 10-18.

Box Score vs. Tri-C

 


LC Baseball Scores Late to Win Game One; Falls in Game 2 to Split Day – 4/29/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Lorain, OH – It’s been a tough 6 games for the Commodores Baseball team of Lorain CCC but the losing streak came to an end this weekend with Allegheny County-South in town. In game 1, Nick Bene picked up his 5th win of the year with the team able to score in the bottom of the 8th to get the 4-3 win. In game 2 the Commodores were unable to score enough runs late to sweep CCAC; LCCC fell 3-1.

Game 1: LCCC 4, CCAC South 1
It would take the Commodores extra innings to win game 1 as they hosted Allegheny County-South. Taking the mound for LCCC was Mark Flachbart who pitched 4 innings while giving up 5 hits, and 3 runs. The game didn’t start well for Flachbart as he walked two straight batters which lead to the game’s first run. After a slow start, Flachbart and his defense was able to leave runners stranded and trailed just 1-0.

After an empty trip for LC at the plate, Flachbart returned to the mound in the 2nd. After an early error and a fair catch, CCAC drove in their 2nd run of the game to take a 2-0 lead. Once again with two outs, Flachbart forced a routine out to end the inning.

LC would have another empty at bat but Flachbart would hold their opponent to no runs in the top of the 3rd to keep things 2-0. In the bottom of the 3rd the Commodores would knot things up at 2 with strong bats from Zach Nilges (3 for 4, 1 run), Zach Nash (3 for 4, 2 RBI’s, 1 run), and Ryan Danszczak (1 for 3, 1 RBI). After Nilges and Nash both hit for singles, a Bene sac fly and a Danszczak single drove in the team’s first 2 runs to tie the game at 2.

The action wouldn’t pick back up until the 5th with CCAC scoring their 3rd run of the game on Flachbart who would end his day in the top of the 5th. Nick Bene would take the mound for the remainder of the game going 4 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs and 4 strikeouts.

With the strong pitching of Bene and strong defense from the Commodores, things remained tied at 3 going into extra innings.

At the plate in the bottom of 8th,  James Rickard would reach base successfully off a CCAC error, followed by a Cody Wilson sac fly to advance the runner. With a Nilges walk, Nash would drive in the game winning run with a huge bunt. Commodores win 4-3.

Game 2: CCAC South 3, LCCC 1
In game 2 Dalton Welty (0-2) would go 7 innings, with 7 hits, 3 runs and 4 strikeouts. For the first 2 innings Welty would give up 0 runs, 1 hit and strikeout 2. It wasn’t until the 3rd when things went south as CCAC scored 3 runs.

Down 3-0, Welty and the defense would hold their opponent the next 4 innings to 0 runs with 2 additional strikeouts for Welty.

As for the bats of LC, the team combined for just 5 hits, 1 run and 1 RBI. The first hit would come in the 4th inning with a Kyle Kudela (1 for 3) hit. In the bottom of the 7th trailing 3-0, the Commodores would have their most success with a Rickard single and a Cody Wilson (2 for 4, 1 RBI) RBI double. Unfortunately this would be it for LCCC as the game would end 3-1.

Box Score Game 1 vs. CCAC South
Box Score Game 2 vs. CCAC South


Commodores Fall in Rematch with OSU Lima – 4/25/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Lima, OH – For the second time this season, the Commodores of Lorain CCC took on OSU Lima. In game 1 of the team’s double header, LCCC fell by a final score of 3-1. In game 2 the Commodores would find their bats but would give up too many runs to split the day. LCCC fell by a final score of 17-13. This puts LCCC at 9-16 with 6 games remaining in the season.

Game 1: OSU Lima 3, LCCC 1
To start things off, Mark Flachbart (2-1) took the mound for his team going all 6 innings and giving up just 4 hits and 3 runs while striking out 2 batters. After walking the very first batter then getting two consecutive outs, Flachbart and his defense committed two early errors that helped OSU Lima score their first 2 runs. Settling down with the lead gone, Flachbart was able to end the inning giving up just the 2 runs.

For the next 3 innings, the Commodores would get some great pitching as Flachbart would only give up 2 runs during the 3 inning stretch. It wasn’t until the bottom of the 5th when OSU’s Conway hit a 2 out homerun to extend the lead to 3-0. Flachbart would get out of the inning with just the 1 additional run.

As for the bats of LCCC, the team would combine for 8 hits with Ryan Danszczak going 2 for 3 and Zach Nash going 1 for 3 and driving in the team’s only run.

Although no runs were scored until the final inning, the team had a few chances to cut the lead early on including the 2nd and 3rd innings were runners were stranded on base. It wasn’t until the top of the 7th when Kyle Kudela started things off with a single with Nash driving in the team’s only run.

With the scored 3-1 in the final at bats, LCCC would run out of outs and the game would end with a final score of 3-1.  

Game 2: OSU Lima 17, LCCC 13
The scoring in game 2 picked up as both teams combined for 30 runs, while LC combined for 13 hits and 11 RBI’s.

In game 2 it was Nick Bene (3 for 5, 2 runs, 2 RBI’s), Zach Nilges (2 for 2, 2 runs, 1 RBI), Jason Banas (2 for 2, 3 RBI’s) and Kyle Kudela (2 for 4, 3 RBI’s) who helped LC take a huge lead early on.

Right out of the gates the Commodores came out firing with 10 unanswered runs, taking a 10-0 lead into the bottom of the 5th.

On the mound to start was Bene, who would went 6.2 innings, giving up 14 hits, 12 runs and striking out 4 batters. For the first 4 scoreless innings, Bene and the Commodores defense was connecting on all cylinders. Bene would give up just 3 hits during these innings and would get all his k’s during these scoreless innings.

The trouble began in the bottom of the 5th when OSU would cut the 10-0 lead in half with some solid OSU hitting, walks and a Thomas homerun.

With a 10-5 lead, Bene would try to extend the lead some more, hitting a big triple which Ryan Meyers would drive in with a single.

With 2 additional runs scored by LC in the top of the 7th, things looked close to over as the team held a 13-5 lead. After giving up 2 early runs in the inning, the Commodores would hold a 13-7 before getting 2 outs on OSU Lima. With 2 outs, the Commodores defense would give up 5 runs before making a pitching change in the final inning. With Bene now out the team would go with Flachbart (2-2) and Cody Wilson.

With bases loaded for OSU and the game tied at 13, the Commodores would see a HR drive in all runs to end the game 17-13.

Box Score Game 1 vs. OSU Lima
Box Score Game 2 vs. OSU Lima


Commodores Start Hot but Fall to Delta in Double Header – 4/23/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

University Center, MI – On Sunday the Commodores of Lorain CCC (9-14) traveled to University Center to take on region 12 opponent Delta CC (20-16) for the team’s double header. After starting the game taking a 3-0 lead, the Commodores bats would cool off as they would fall to Delta 11-5. In game 2 the team would have a slow start but would close the gap late to fall 14-4. The Commodores are now 9-14 on the year and will travel to play OSU Lima on Tuesday April 25th.

Game 1: Delta 11, LCCC 5
The Commodores couldn’t have asked for a better start Sunday as the team took a quick 3-0 lead. Leading his team was Nick Bene who went 2 for 3, 4 RBI’s and 1 homerun. In the top of the 1st after a Gavin Taulbee (2 for 2, 2 runs) single and a Zach Nash (1 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 run) single, Nick Bene would get his first hit of the day with a 2 run homerun.

With a 3-0 lead, Tyler LaGuardia (0-3) took the mound going 5 innings, giving up 10 hits, 7 runs and striking out 1. After each of the first 3 innings, the Commodore defense gave up just 3 runs off of 6 hits. Headed into the bottom of the 4th inning things were tied at 3 before Delta scored 3 runs.

Trailing 6-3, the Commodores were able to add another run in the top of the 5th with Bene driving in Taulbee to cut the lead to 6-4.  

Trailing 6-4, the Commodores made a pitching change going with Luis Moreno who went 0.2 innings giving up 3 hits and 4 runs. With a tough stretch of batters, LC gave up 4 runs before finishing with Nick Bene on the mound.

With one final inning, the Commodores tried to chip away at the 11-4 lead. With Cody Wilson reaching base successfully, the team caught some breaks with a hit by pitch and a couple sac fly’s that drove in another run for the Commodores. Unfortunately the Commodores ran out of gas and would fall 11-5.  

Game 2: Delta 14, LCCC 4
Unlike game 1 where the Commodores came out strong with their bats, the team struggled to score early on in the second game of the day. In this game it was Zach Nash and Gavin Taulbee who had a strong game for the team. Nash would go 2 for 3 with 1 run and 1 RBI while Taulbee went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and 1 run.

It wasn’t until the 2nd inning when the Commodores got on the board with a Danszczak RBI driving in Nilges who singled before him.

With a 1-0 lead, Dalton Welty continued on the mound. For the game, Welty went 4 innings giving up 9 hits, 8 runs and striking out 1. The 2nd inning would be the tough inning for the Commodores as the team gave up 6 runs.

Trailing 6-1, LC would give up 2 additional runs in the 3rd and 4th and would trail 8-1 heading into the 5th inning.

Not lying down, LC would string together a strong 5th inning scoring 3 runs. With a Wilson single, Taulbee would come to the plate and hit a homerun to drive in 2 runs. Following Taulbee, Nash came up next to bat and hit a homerun of his own cutting the lead to 8-4.

In the bottom of the 5th trailing 8-4, LC would go with Kevin Simon and George Vasiloff to keep things going. With some tough at bats, the Commodores would allow 6 runs off of 3 hits. With Delta getting 6 runs, the game was ended early as LC would fall 14-4.

Box Score Game 1 vs. Delta College
Box Score Game 2 vs. Delta College


LC Baseball Falls to Schoolcraft in Double Header – 4/17/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Livonia, MI – In the team’s first meeting with region 12 opponent Schoolcraft, the Commodores of Lorain CCC traveled to Michigan for a double header. In game 1, the Commodores would struggle offensively and would fall by a final score of 10-0. Game 2 was a much better performance as LC went into the 6th inning all tied up before giving up the only 3 runs of the game. With no Commodore runs, the team would fall 3-0.

Game 1: Schoolcraft 10, LCCC 0
The bats of LCCC never got started in game 1 as the Commodores struggled to hit off Schoolcraft’s Christian Mercure who went 5 innings giving up just 2 hits. Things looked promising early for the Commodores on as Nick Bene singled after Zach Nash reached base but unfortunately the Ocelots managed to hold the Commodores scoreless.

With the team only getting two hits in the game (Nick Bene 1 for 1 and Zach Nash 1 for 1), the Commodores would struggle to keep things close.

On the mound was James Rickard (1-2) who would go 3.1 innings giving up 10 hits, 10 runs and striking out 1. Things started off well for Rickard who only gave up 1 run in the 1st but it was the 2nd and 4th innings that put things out of reach. The Commodores would give up 4 runs in the 2nd inning as well as the 4th inning. In relieve for Rickard was Ryan Danszczak who would pitch 0.2 innings giving up 0 hits and 0 runs.

With the bats cold, LC would fall 10-0 in 5 innings.

Game 2: Schoolcraft 3, LCCC 0
Things didn’t go LC’s way in game 1 but it was a different story in game 2 as the Commodores took Schoolcraft to the final inning.  LCCC would have 8 team hits and was led by Nick Bene (2 for 3) and Ryan Danszczak (2 for 3).

The team had a few chances to add some runs but would fall short as Schoolcraft found ways to get out of the inning. In the 2nd after Bene got the team’s first hit, the Commodores applied heavy pressure with a Caleb Cotterill double. With a man in scoring position, the Oceletspulled off a successful double play with an out already on the board.

Taking the mound for the Commodores was Danszczak who would go 5.1 innings giving up just 6 hits, 3 runs and striking out 1. For the first 5 innings, Danszczak would shut Schoolcraft out and only allow 4 team hits.

The struggle for Danszczak would be walking batters as he would allow 8 free baserunners for the game. In the bottom of the 6th, Schoolcraft would start the inning off with back to back bunts followed by some good base running that allowed the runners to advance on a couple flyouts.

Danszczak would give up the 3 runs before being replaced by Tyler LaGuardia who would get his team out of the inning, not allowing any additional damage.

With no late magic, LC would see 4 batters take a crack at Schoolcraft but come up short. The final score would favor the Ocelots 3-0.

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


Commodores Get Back to Winning Ways Dominating Washtenaw CC – 4/15/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Nick Bene Pitches Complete Game While Going 6 for 8 in Double Header
Lorain, OH – Coming into today’s double header against Washtenaw CC, the Commodores dropped the last 6 contest but today was different for the team. In game 1, the Commodores would dominate winning 18-1 with a complete game pitched by Nick Bene. In game 2, LCCC would score in bunches again winning 21-11.

Game 1: LCCC 18, Washtenaw 1
For the second time this season Nick Bene, now 4-3 on the year, pitched a complete game helping his team to an 18 to 1 win. Bene would go 5 innings only giving up 4 hits, 1 run, and striking out 10 batters.

 In the first two innings, Bene would have to pull himself out of little holes but Bene and his Commodores defense would calmly retire Washtenaw without giving up any runs. In just the first two innings, Bene would get 5 of his 10 strikeouts after a couple Washtenaw batters reached base. It wasn’t until the top of the 4th inning when a run scored after the first two batters were able to get a couple hits.

As for the LCCC bats, the bats were smoking as all 9 batters took a swing in the first inning, which lead to 5 runs. Having a great day was Bene who went 2 for 3 while driving in 4 runs and a triple. Zach Nilges would contribute in a big way going 2 for 3, 2 runs and 2 RBI’s.

Up 6-0 in the bottom of the 3rd, the Commodores put things out of reach as they drove in 7 additional runs to take a commanding 13-0 lead.

Coming off the bench and adding to things was Jonathan Rosa who hit just 1 for 1 but was able to drive in 2 runs while scoring once.

With a 13-1 lead in the team’s last at bat, LCCC managed to add the final 5 runs with some patience at the plate seeing 3 batters get walked.

With Bene on a roll, LCCC was able to close things out 18-2 in game 1.

Game 2: LCCC 21, Washtenaw 11
For most of the season, the Commodores haven’t been able to regather for their second game of the day but today was much different as LC not only managed to win but they won big scoring 21 runs.

Bene who had a huge game 1 on the mound and at the plate continued to play well going 4 for 5, 4 runs, 2 RBI’s and 2 doubles.

Right off the bat LCCC didn’t let up as the team scored 5 runs at their first at bat. Wilson, who went 1 for 3, started things off with a single that got the team going. With all 9 batters seeing the plate in the first two innings, LC put up 10 total runs.

On the mound this game was Kevin Simon who started off well giving up no runs in the 1st inning but then struggled in the 2nd as the team gave up 5 runs. Simon would pitch just 2.1 innings giving up 4 hits, 9 runs and striking out 4.

With the LC lead cut down and things tied at 10, the Commodores were able to keep their bats alive taking a 12 to 10 lead after Nash was walked, Bene hit a single and both Nilges and Banas successfully completed sac fly’s to take the lead.

In relief after Simon was Vasiloff who didn’t give up any runs in the inning he pitched but struggled in his control; he would walk 3 batters and allow one run in. Coach Frawley went with Cody Wilson and he would not regret that decision as Wilson pitched 2.2 innings giving up only 2 hits, 1 run and striking out 3 batters.

As the pitching had its rocky moments, the bats didn’t let up as the offense added 6 runs in the bottom of the 4th and 3 more in the 5th. Assisting their team was Jason Banas who went 3 for 3 with 5 RBI’s, Zack Nash going 3 for 4 and Ryan Danszczak going 3 for 4 and 3 RBI’s.

With the offense adding 9 runs and the defense holding strong, LCCC would win 21-11. This now puts the Commodores at 9-10 on the year and will face region 12 opponent Schoolcraft on Monday. First pitch in the double header in Michigan is set for 2pm.

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


LC Baseball Controls Game 1 but Can’t Hold Lead in Last Inning; Falls in Second Game – 4/14/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Avon, OH – The Commodores of LCCC hosted Butler County for the team’s first double header of the holiday weekend. For the first 6 innings in game 1, the Commodores of LCCC controlled Butler County but a tough 7th inning hurt the team as they would fall 6-3. In game 2 the bats went cold as the Commodores would see the Butler lead go from 2 to 6 before falling 8-2.

Game 1: Butler 6, LCCC 3
For the first 6 innings, Mark Flachbart was throwing a near perfect game minus a couple hits given up early. Flachbart would go a total of 6 innings and wouldn’t give up his first runs until the top of the 7th; He would strike out 6 batters as well.

While Flachbart controlled the game on the mound, the Commodores bats got rolling early as the team combined for 8 hits and scoring their 3 runs in the first inning. Playing strong was Zach Nash (3 for 4, 1 RBI and 1 run), Nick Bene (2 for 4 and 1 RBI), and Gavin Taulbee (2 for 3, 1 RBI, and 1 run).

With a 3-0 lead headed to the top of the 7th, things got a little rough for Flachbart as Butler started to connect. Giving up 3 runs, Taulbee came in to relieve Flachbart but would struggle as well as he would give up 2 additional runs. With the score 5-3 in favor of Bulter, Coach Frawley brought Bene into the game to try and close things out.

With 1 more run scoring, the Commodores headed to the bottom of the 7th trailing 6-3 but weren’t able to find some late offense to comeback.

Game 2: Butler 8, LCCC 2
With a little hang over from game 1, LCCC fell short in game 2 losing 8-2. The team would get 7 hits with 2 RBI’s and would trail just 3-2 heading into the 5th inning.

Jeff Carlson would hit well in game 2 going 3 for 3, driving in 1 and scoring once. Taulbee, Nash, Bene, and Nilges would contribute the other hits for the team.

The Commodores would see 3 different pitchers hit the mound starting with Nilges, then Vasiloff and Danszczak combining for 7 innings, 10 hits, 8 runs and striking out 4.

With the lead just 2, the Commodores would give up 5 runs in the 5th and 6th innings and would never recover losing 8-2.

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