LCCC Baseball Defeats Terra State, Houston Tosses 1-Hitter with 7Ks

Rocky Houston

Rocky Houston

 

May 3, 2022 – – The Lorain County Community College baseball team went 1-4 over their last stretch of games to close out the 2022 regular season.  The Commodores squared off against the Terra State Community College Titans last Friday for a doubleheader at Sports Force Park in Sandusky, travelled to Clark State Community College on Saturday and then concluded their regular season at Oberlin College to take on their JV squad. 

LCCC picked up their lone win of the weekend on Friday against Terra State.  Rocky Houston (Grafton, OH/Keystone HS) started for the Commodores and picked up his first win of the season with a dominating performance on the mound.  Houston threw a complete game allowing one hit, one run and striking out seven batters on the way to LCCC’s 3-1 victory, their fourth over the Titans this season. Houston also went 1-for-4 at the plate with a run scored.  Mason Besserer (Sheffield Village, OH/Brookside HS) and Jack Aiken (Toledo, OH/Ottawa Hills HS) drove in the runs for the Commodores. 

Jack Aiken
Jack Aiken

 

Aiken reached base three times with two hits, a walk, and also stole three bases. 

The Commodores looked like they were on their way to sweeping the doubleheader against the Titans as they pounced for four runs in the bottom of the first.  With LCCC nursing a 5-3 lead in the fifth, the Titans exploded for seven runs off starter Cody DeVos (Bay Village, OH/Bay HS).  DeVos finished his outing going four innings with nine strikeouts and only one walk.  Anthony Arkey pitched in relief for three innings, striking out three batters.

The Commodores fell to Clark State in Springfield the following day, losing game one 15-2 and game two 14-1, and then falling to Oberlin College (JV), 10-1.