Commodore Baseball Drops Two to Eastern Gateway

Noah Henderson

May 1, 2019 – – It was a tough day at the ballpark for the Lorain County Community College Baseball team, as they lost both games in the double bill to Eastern Gateway Community College. The Gators won game one 14-1 and game two 23-7.

Eastern Gateway scored 6 runs in the top of the first and Lorain failed to answer until the 4th inning, when Damion Coleman (Niles/Niles McKinley) launched a solo home run straight into the hurricane-like winds coming off Lake Erie. Despite the 11-1 score, Lorain was making some noise in the 4th inning when the Gators made a pitching change and closed out the inning with a double play. Eastern Gateway added 3 more runs in the 5th and their closer shut down the side to wrap up the game one victory.

Storm clouds surrounded the field at the start of game two with both teams getting in on the early scoring action. The Gators led 5-4 in the bottom of the 2nd and the Commodores had the tying run at 3rd with Jared Naida (Cleveland/Lakewood) at the plate. Just then, the rain clouds opened-up and a passed ball gave Jesse Barrios (Wooster/Home School) an opportunity to tie the game, but he was tagged out at the plate.

It was all Eastern Gateway when play resumed after the rain delay, as they put up an 11-run and a 7-run inning to close out game two 23-7. Noah Henderson (Toledo/Whitmer) was 1 for 2 at the plate with a double, 3 RBI’s and a run scored. Naida went 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI and 2 runs scored, while Justin Ciccone (Youngstown/Western Reserve) was 1 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored.

The Commodores head to Delta College (MI) Sunday, May 5, 2019. First pitch in the doubleheader is scheduled for 1:00 pm in their regular-season finale.