Storm Falls to Ashland in Doubleheader

Photo by Aaron Rojas
Photo by Aaron Rojas

ASHLAND, Ohio—The Lake Erie College baseball team was unable to overcome Ashland University in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) doubleheader Wednesday (April 15) in Ashland.

The Eagles took game one 10-6 and game two 3-2.

GAME ONE

With one out in the first, Sean Mathews (Washington, Mich./Warren De La Sale) singled to center field.  Aaron Lindgren (Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby South) advanced Mathews to third with a single.  Louie Peterlin (Mentor, Ohio/Lake Catholic) then hit into an error, scoring Mathews to give the Storm the first run.  In the bottom of the frame, the Ashland offense came alive, producing nine runs.

After the Eagles increased the lead to 10-1, Zak Decamp (Gahanna, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales) brought Anthony Ortiz (Cleveland, Ohio/Padua Franciscan) home in the third.  In the sixth, Rutger Luebke (Medina, Ohio/Medina) and Cale Giddings (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North/Akron) led off with singles.  Ryan Carver (Orange Park, Fla./Oakleaf) brought Luebke home on a single.  Nico DiIanni (Boardman, Ohio/Boardman) hit a sacrifice fly that brought Giddings home to cut the lead to 10-4.  Austin Bovenzi (Fairport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) then scored Alex Lind (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Elder) to close the gap to five.

Lind hit a RBI single to scored Giddings in the seventh but it was not enough as the Storm fell in game one.

Mathews, DeCamp and Luebke had two hits apiece. Luebke also had two runs.  DiIanni, Bovenzi, DeCamp, Carver and Lind had RBIs. 

GAME TWO

The Storm struck first in the fourth inning.  Peterlin and Luebke got on base to lead-off the inning.  Giddings then hit into an error which scored Peterlin.  Later in the inning, Giddings scored on a wild pitch to give the Storm a 2-0 lead. 

Ashland plated three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead. 

The Storm threatened in the later innings but was unable to score the final run as they fell in game two.

Peterlin led the Storm with two hits.  Derek Turocy (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield), Luebke and Bovenzi each had a hit. 

The Storm is back in action this weekend at Ohio Dominican for a four-game series.

-LEC-