Commodores Wrap Up Season with Regional Semi-Final Loss
May 8, 2019 – – The Lorain County Community College Baseball team played two of their best games of the season yesterday but could not carry the momentum over into today’s matchup with Owens Community College. Owens topped LCCC 15-3 in the Division III Region XII Semi-Final and will advance to face Delta College in the Championship at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 16 at Sports Force Park.
A 10 run first inning put the Express in full command of the game and they were up 13-0 before Justin Ciccone (Youngstown/Western Reserve) scored in the third for Lorain. Owens added two runs in the fourth to go up 15-1.
LCCC kept fighting in the fifth with a lead-off double by Jesse Barrios (Wooster/Home School), then an RBI single by Damion Coleman (Niles/Niles McKinley). Jared Naida (Cleveland/Lakewood) reached on an error and an Eli Loveland (Toledo/Whitmer) base hit put another run on the board.
Unfortunately, the Commodores were unable to bring home any more runs to keep the game and their hopes alive in the tournament. Lorain finishes the season with an 11-22 record.
Lorain Head Coach, Bill Frawley, commented after the game, “It was a really great tournament to get our first playoff win. I will really miss the players that were with me the past two seasons…we had some great games and set the record for wins last year. This year we won our first playoff game. It is awesome to keep building up the program.”