Commodore Baseball Drops Two to Schoolcraft College
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.