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Lake Erie

Storm Falls in Close Doubleheader

Credit: Andrew Theodos
Credit: Andrew Theodos

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Following a three game series against G-MAC foe Walsh, the Lake Erie College baseball team stepped away from conference play for a doubleheader at the University of Indianapolis on Thursday (April 19) afternoon.

The Storm fell to the Greyhounds in two pitchers duals. UIndy won game one 3-1 and completed the sweep with a 3-0 win in the second game.

GAME ONE

The Greyhounds scored one run in the first and second innings, taking a 2-0 after two innings.

Lake Erie cut the lead to 2-1 in the top of the third. Blake Curry (Eaton, Ohio / Eaton) opened the inning with an infield single to third base and moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Nathan Birtley (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) followed with a walk. Forrest Longeway (Cincinnati, Ohio / Walnut Hills) advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt. Ryan Carver (Orange Park, Fla. / Oakleaf) plated Bl. Curry with a groundout to third.

Indianapolis added a run in the fourth inning and went on to win 3-1 in the opener.

Aaron Kucia (Brunswick, Ohio / Cuyahoga Heights) turned in a quality start with six innings pitched in a complete game. Kucia allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

GAME TWO

Indianapolis scored with a run in the first, fourth and the sixth innings for the 3-0 victory.

The Storm had a runner in scoring position in the sixth and seventh innings but could not get any closer.

Nathan Erzen (Brookpark, Ohio / Berea-Midpark) had two of the Storm's six hits in the nightcap. Brian D'Andrea (Amherst, Ohio / Amherst) pitched four innings with two runs allowed. Tristan Mayer (Vermilion, Ohio / Vermilion) followed with two innings of one run ball in relief.

The Storm will resume Great Midwest play at Findlay on Saturday (April 21) with a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 PM.

-LEC-