Fleming & Naida Pitch Complete Game Wins for LCCC
March 22, 2019 – – Domenic Fleming (Columbia Station/Midview) and Jared Naida (Cleveland/Lakewood) pitched complete games to lead the Lorain County Community College Baseball team to two wins today against visiting Butler County CC. Both pitchers fared well despite the frigid temps coming off the coast of Lake Erie, which were better suited for a Cleveland Brown’s playoff game.
Fleming, the game one winner, gave up just 2 earned runs and struck out 3 in the 9-3 victory. BC3 jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but LCCC answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. Fleming settled in and the Commodores went to work at the plate.
Jesse Barrios (Wooster/Home School) smacked a 2-run homer to get the scoring started for LCCC and finished the game going 2 for 2 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Noah Henderson (Toledo/Whitmer) was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored; Damion Coleman (Niles/Niles McKinley) was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI’s and a homerun; Eli Loveland (Toledo/Whitmer) was 3 for 4 with a solo bomb; and Derek Dulemba (Elyria/Midview) was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.
Naida struck out 6 and gave up no earned runs, leading the Commodores to a 12-2, 5-inning victory in game two of the double bill. Once again the Pioneers got on the board early going up 1-0 in the first, but LCCC scored 2 in the bottom of the inning and never looked back. LCCC scored in every inning and put 5 on the board in the bottom of the fifth to seal the victory.
Henderson went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s; while Loveland sent another one deep…going 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Coleman went 2 of 4 with 2 RBI’s and George Vasiloff (Avon Lake) went 2 for 2 with a double.
LCCC Head Coach, Bill Frawley, was happy with his team’s effort, saying “We had great pitching today and some clutch hitting.”
The Commodores go to 4-3 on the season.
Next up for the Commodores is Washtenaw CC at Sprenger Stadium in Avon on Saturday, March 23, 2019. First pitch is scheduled for 1 pm in the double-header.