Front Row: Evangelica Diaz, Emily Weyer, Emily Hastings, Sarrah Arendash, Abby McCrann. 
Back Row: Leigha Donaghue, Morgan Nisenboum, Alex Willis, Sarah Kyser, Sami Shaw, Amanda Barley.  Missing: Carrie Carlson, Jamine White, Anna Knight.

Head Coach:  Ryan Minney
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ryan@rayesserandsons.com  

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Elyria, OH 44035  
   

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Lady Commodores Battle but See Season Come to an End Against Schoolcraft – 5/3/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – It was a tough season for the Lady Commodores of Lorain CCC but the team can take many positives to the off season. After a year off, LCCC not only brought their team back but hired new head coach Ryan Minney. On Wednesday the Lady Commodores hosted Schoolcraft (MI) in the team’s double header. In game 1, LCCC would fall 11-0 then in game 2 the team would fall 19-0. With a handful of rain outs, the Lady Commodores would end the season 0-10.

Game 1: Schoolcraft 11, LCCC 0
As a team, LCCC had 6 hits and was led by Alex Willis who went 2 for 2. Along with Willis, Emily Weyer, Leigha Donaghue, Morgan Nisenboum and pitcher Amanda Barley added a hit as well.

For the first two innings, things stayed close as the Lady Commodores only trailed 1-0 heading to the top of the 3rd. On the mound for LCCC was Barley who found ways to keep the game within reach. After trailing just 1-0, the Lady Commodores would run into some problems after 3 with the team giving up 3 additional runs.

Although Schoolcraft put runs on the board, it didn’t come from an overload of hits as LCCC held their opponent to just 10 total hits. Without any run support, LCCC would see the 4-0 lead jump up to 11-0 after a big 7th inning.

LCCC would fall 11-0 in 7 innings.

Game 2: Schoolcraft 19, LCCC 0
With a slight hangover from game 1, LCCC would struggle to find their bats as the team would combine for 4 hits. Making contact in game 2 was Leigha Donaghue, Emily Hastings, Amanda Barley, and Alex Willis all going 1 for 3.

Taking the mound was Nisenboum who went 7 innings, giving up 13 hits, 11 runs and striking out 2. After trailing just 6, LCCC would see the game get out of reach after giving up 11 runs in the top of the 4th.

Nisenboum would settle down and have some solid innings as she and the defense would hold Schoolcraft to 0 runs in the 3rd inning, 6th and 7th. With the bats not rolling, the game would end 19-0 in 7 innings.

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


Softball Drops Both Games at Tri-C – 4/14/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Parma, OH – With less than 24 hours in between the double headers, Lorain CCC softball hit the road to take on Cuyahoga CC Friday. In game 1 the Lady Commodores fell 12-0 then loss game 2 by a final score of 20-0.

Game 1: Tri-C 12, LCCC 0
Twenty four hours ago LCCC would drop their double header by similar scores and would once again find cold bats to be an issue. With 5 team hits in game 1, the Lady Commodores saw production from Emily Weyer, Leigha Donaghue, Emily Hastings and Alex Willis.

The team would put some pressure on the Tri-C defense in the 4th and 5th innings, putting runners in scoring position but the team would be unable to drive in runs to cut the lead.

On the mound in game 1 was the team’s ace, Amanda Barley who would go 4 innings, 11 hits, 12 runs and striking out 1. Much like the first game yesterday, Barley would keep things close as Tri-C held just a 5 run lead until the 3rd inning where LC would give up 7 runs.

Game 2: Tri-C 20, LCCC 0
In game 2, LCCC would fall 20-0 but they would get some good production from Morgan Nisenboum who would go 2 for 2 for her team. Along with Nisenboum, Emily Weyer continued to hit, going 1 for 2.

On the mound for this game were Emily Hastings and Morgan Nisenboum combining for 4 innings, 14 hits, and 20 runs.

The Commodores will face Notre Dame JV on Thursday at home. First pitch will be at 4pm.

Box Score Game 1 vs. Tri-C
Box Score Game 2 vs. Tri-C


Young LC Softball Falls to Cuyahoga CC – 4/13/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – Back in action was the softball team of Lorain CCC as they hosted Cuyahoga CC Thursday. In game 1 the Lady Commodores would fall 13-0 after a good start defensively. In game 2 LC had no answer as they were defeated 25-0.

Game 1: Tri-C 13, LCCC 0
With a young team, the Lady Commodores of Lorain CCC came out strong defensively in game 1 as the team held Tri-C to just 2 runs after 3 innings. Taking the mound was Amanda Barley who pitched a total of 5 innings giving up 10 hits, and striking out 2.

After allowing the lead-off batter to successfully reach base and then eventually score, Barley was able to settle down getting out of the inning giving up just 1 run and striking out 1.

In the 2nd inning, Barley and company was able to get out of the inning without giving up a run and only seeing 4 different batters.

Similar to the 1st, in the 3rd inning the lead-off batter for Tri-C successfully reached base and eventually scored again giving Tri-C the 2-0 lead. Barley forced Cuyahoga to put the ball into play and allowed her defense to make the outs. It wasn’t until the 5th when the door swung open and the Lady Commodores gave up 5 runs followed by 6 more runs in the 6th.

As for LC bats, the team would go just 1 for 16 getting their only hit of the game from Emily Weyer which came in the 4th inning.

With bats cold and a tough 5th and 6th inning, the Lady Commodores would drop game 1 by a final score of 13-0.

Game 2: Tri-C 25, LCCC 0
Things would be reversed in game 2 as the LC pitching would struggle early on but the bats would find some flow. After getting just 1 hit in game 1, LCCC would go 5 for 20 seeing hits from Emily Weyer, Alex Willis, Emily Hastings, Amanda Barley, and Morgan Nisenboum.

As for pitching, LC would have 4 different pitchers go 5 innings giving up 22 hits, 25 runs and striking out 4 batters.

Box Score Game 1 vs Tri-C
Box Score Game 2 vs Tri-C


Softball Falls on the Road to OU Chillicothe – 4/7/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Chillicothe, OH – After cancelling the last 5 double headers, the LCCC Softball team finally got their 3rd and 4th games of the year in Friday. In game 1, LC would claw back late but would fall 9-4 before falling in game 2 by a final score of 10-2.  

Game 1: OU Chillicothe 9, LCCC 4
In game 1 the Commodores bats did some good as the team combined for 12 team hits, 3 RBI’s, and 4 runs. Leading the way for the team was Amanda Barley who went 3 for 3 and added 2 of the team’s 3 RBI’s.

Trailing 5-0, the Lady Commodores came out hot in the top of the 4th as the first 3 batters reached base successfully before Amanda Barley drove in 3 to cut the lead to 5-3.

On the pitcher’s mound it was Barley taking the start going all 6 innings, giving up 10 hits, 9 runs and striking out 1. After going the first inning without giving up a run, LC would struggle as OU scored 5 runs in 2 innings.

The closest LC would come would be 5-4 in the top of the 5th after a Morgan Nisenboum sac fly.  

Down 1, the Lady Commodores would give up 4 runs to end the game 9-4.

Game 2: OU Chillicothe 10, LCCC 2
After putting up a late fight in game 1, LCCC would struggle in game 2 as the team fell 10-2.

On the mound for game 2 was Amanda Barley (0-4) who would go just 1 inning, giving up 4 hits, 5 runs before Leigha Donaghue came in relieve to go the remaining 3 innings.

Trailing 6-0, LCCC got on the board after Emily Weyer was walked and scored after some good base running. The same would be the case in the 4th with Alex Willis driving in a runner to cut the lead to 9-2 but with OU starting off strong, the Lady Commodores couldn’t pull off the comeback.

Box Score Game 1 vs OU Chillicothe
Box Score Game 2 vs OU Chillicothe


LCCC Softball is Back after Year Off: LCCC Loses Game 1, 10-0 Before Falling to Clark State 5-1 in Game 2 – 3/19/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Springfield, OH – After a year off from softball, Lorain CCC played its first softball game of the season against Clark State Sunday afternoon. After falling 10-0 in game 1, the Lady Commodores held Clark State to just 5 runs while scoring its first run of the season, losing 5-1.

Leading the way on the day offensively was Emily Weyer who batted 3 for 6 and Jasmine White who batted 3 for 5 with an RBI in the team’s only run of the day taking place in game 2.

Defensively, Amanda Barley took the mound in both games and will start the year 0-2 after Sunday’s games. After a tough start in game 1, Barley was able to slow the Lady Eagles down to just 5 runs in game 2.

GAME 1: Clark State 10, LCCC 0
To start things off on the season, LCCC bats started off slow as the team combined for just 6 hits. Hitting well for the Lady Commodores was Emily Weyer who hit 2 for 3 whiling leading off with a double for her team. Following things up was Emily Hastings who hit a single to advance runners but the pitching of the Lady Eagles would hold LCCC from scoring.  Although LCCC was held scoreless, the team found production from Jasmine White who went 1 for 3 along with Amanda Barley and Abby McCann who went 1 for 3.

On the mound for LCCC was Amanda Barley who went 4 innings giving up 11 hits and 10 runs. After a rough start, Barley was able to strike-out 2 batters but it was not enough as the Eagles did their damage mostly in the 2nd and 3rd innings.  With the mercy rule in effect, the Commodores would fall 10-0 in short innings.

“It’s a process and it will take some time. We started off slow on the day but we improved and that’s all I could ask for” said 1st year head coach Ryan Minney.

GAME 2: Clark State 5, LCCC 1
LCCC’s Jasmine White scored the team’s first run of the season in the 5th inning after an Emily Weyer hit. White went just 1 for 3 but the one hit she got was the biggest one of the season as it recorded the team’s first run of the year.

Having another solid game for her team was Emily Weyer who hit 2 for 5. As a team, LCCC hit just 6 for 28 but found themselves filing the bases a little more in game two.  “We had improvements in game 2 and that’s exactly what I asked of them. They gave it all to me and improved as the day went on. It’s a process and we’re feeling each other out. It’s going to take some time but the big thing was, we made improvements” said Coach Minney following the teams double header.

Taking the mound in game 2 was Barley who made it 6 innings, giving up just 3 hits and 5 runs; in game 2, Barley was able to strike out 3 batters.  After an early lead for Clark State, LCCC was able to trim the game to 4-1 but a late run by the Eagles kept things out of reach, ending the game 5-1.

LCCC will be back in action next Sunday as they travel to face Westmoreland CC for the team’s double header.
Box Score vs Clark State Game 1
Box Score vs Clark State Game 2


LCCC Sweeps Southern State Community College in Season Doubleheader Finale – May 2, 2015

By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC Softball (5-6) beat Southern State Community College 18-2 in Game 1 and then defeated them in Game 2 14-6

Elyria, OH—In game one of the doubleheader, LCCC softball beat Southern State Community College 18-2 in four innings. Pitcher Kaitlyn Curtis-Campbell gained the victory for the Commodores, allowing two runs on just five hits, striking out two and walking four. The LCCC offense had an explosive game, scoring 18 runs on 15 hits and six walks. The team scored early and often with four runs in the first, nine runs in the second, and five runs in the third inning. Every Commodore in the starting lineup scored at least one run with six of them scoring at least two runs. Catcher Angelica Flecha, who went 3 for 4 with two singles, a double and four runs scored, led the offensive attack. Outfielder Raven Howard also had a great day, going 4 for 4 with two singles, two doubles and two runs scored. Pitcher Kaitlyn Curtis-Campbell was also good at the plate, going 1 for 2 with a triple, two walks and three runs scored. First baseman Marra Blasik added three hits (two singles and a double) and two runs scored in her three at-bats.

In game two, LCCC won again, beating Southern State 14-6 in six innings. In her second straight game, pitcher Kaitlyn Curtis-Campbell gained the victory, allowing six runs on just three hits, striking out eight and walking seven. This victory marked her fifth win of the season. On offense for the Commodores, the team scored 14 runs on 13 hits and six walks. Every LCCC starter reached base at least once in the game with eight of them scoring at least one run. Shortstop Jessica Chidsey had an outstanding day, going 4 for 5 with three singles, a double and two runs scored. Catcher Angelica Flecha went 2 for 3 with a single, a double, a walk and a run scored, while outfielder Jordan Bailey went 2 for 4 with two singles and three runs scored. Outfielder Raven Howard and second baseman Kelly Wisniewski both went 1 for 3 with a single, a walk and two runs scored a piece.

“We came out and hit on all cylinders today … every girl at every position played well … all the girls really stepped it up,” explained LCCC Manager Tony Contreras about his team’s performance on the day. He specifically noted the excellent day of Marra Blasik, Kelly Wisniewski, Angelica Flecha and Kaitlyn Curtis-Campbell. “Excellent pitching from Kaitlyn Curtis-Campbell … she’s carried the load all year as our only pitcher and she did a great job,” praised Manager Contreras on his victorious pitcher. “Excellent hitting by our team as a whole,” said Manager Contreras about the LCCC offense. “We finished strong … we did a great job as a team,” exclaimed Manager Contreras on the great finish to the season. The LCCC softball team ends the season at 5-6 on the year.


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