LCCC Baseball Drops Two to Delta, Head to Region XII Tourney

Derek Dulemba

May 6, 2019 – – At long last, the Lorain County Community College Men’s Baseball team got in their games against Delta College just a day in advance of the Region XII Division III Tournament. Both teams arrived early for their required pre-tourney matchup, but Delta showed why they are the top-seeded team in the Region winning both games in 5 innings.

D’aunte Bowens (Oberlin) pitched a complete game for Lorain but a 9-run first inning by Delta was all they needed, as the Commodores only managed 2 hits in the 11-0 loss. Donovan Hodges (Norton) and Jesse Barrios (Wooster/Home School) each had a hit for LCCC.

Lorain was down 3-1 in game two when Delta exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the third to put the game out of reach. LCCC put 2 more runs on the board but lost 13-3. Derek Dulemba (Elyria/Midview) had 2 of the 3 hits for the Commodores with a double and a homerun, while Justin Ciccone (Youngstown/Western Reserve) had an RBI.

The Commodores finish as the fourth seed and square off against Delta in the first round of the Region XII Tournament at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Schoolcraft College and Owens Community College round out the field in the double-elimination tournament. All teams play one 9-inning game to advance, with the Championship game set for Thursday, May 9 at Sports Force Park in Sandusky.

Please check the Region XII Tournament website for updated scores and schedule.