EASTLAKE, Ohio- The Lake Erie College Storm baseball team has earned a split with the 2018 G-MAC champs, the Ohio Dominican University Panthers with the conclusion of the baseball series today.
The Storm lost games three and four with final scores of 12-9 and 24-11, which put the 2019 squad at 15-19 overall with a conference record of 9-11.
Offensively, Lake Erie was productive, scoring their runs (nine) on 14 hits and seven walks in the first game, and scoring eleven runs on 13 hits and seven more walks in the second game while only striking out fifteen times as a team between both games, which was two less than the Panthers.
Multiple players had good days at the plate despite losing both games. Trace Peterson went 3-7 with three walks, a double and a triple, and scored four runs with one RBI. Corbin Paxton hit a double and a home run, his second of the series. Caleb Waller went 2-6, drawing four walks and scoring four runs, in addition to hitting a two-run home run. Nigel Wiliams went 4-6 with two walks, scoring one run and batting five runs in. Colin Minor also came in to play in the top of the eighth inning and hit two doubles.
Earning the losses for the Storm on the mound were Tristan Mayer (0-3) in the first game who came in to pitch in relief for Storm senior Evan Layne (starter), and game-two starter Jackson Miller (1-3).
Storm baseball heads to the University of Indianapolis for a non-conference doubleheader tomorrow, April 16. They return home on Thursday, April 25 for a single nine-inning game against local rival Notre Dame College.