The Lakers left the cold and wet northeast Ohio weather to travel to South Carolina for spring break. The weekend was tough for the Lakers as they dropped four straight games. In the first game at Catawba Valley, the Lakers lost 17-14. The Lakers pitchers were roughed up throughout this contest until David Kalinowski came in and was able to quiet the scoring for the final two innings of the game. During this game, the Lakers offense was fantastic in scoring 14 runs on 19 hits. Every starter had at least one hit. Adam Samuels and Levi Jones led the way with three hits apiece. Jack Shepherd, Garrett Sierra, Matt Didonato, Glavine Harpe, and Spencer Schultz each collected two hits. Samuels and Harpe also added three RBI's while Harpe and Hogan Pash also homered for the Lakers.
Saturday, the Lakers lost the first game of the doubleheader to John Wood College by a score of 11-6. The Lakers had 15 hits in this game. Glavine Harpe and Levi Jones each had three hits while Garrett Sierra, Adam Samuels, and Dillon Rohm each added two hits. The Lakers started this game well by scoring twice in the first inning. Cody Pittenger and Garrett Sierra led the game off with consecutive singles and that was followed by a Spencer Schultz walk. Levi Jones then picked up an RBI on a fielder's choice. Two runs later scored on a hard hit Dillon Rohm ball that was misplayed by John Wood's shortstop. The Lakers plated two more runs in the third to briefly tie the score as Samuels and Harpe hit RBI singles. The final run was scored in the sixth as Rohm scored on a Harpe double. Eli Brown started the game and threw three innings in picking up the loss for the Lakers. He struck out four in the three innings of work.
In Saturday's second game, the Lakers lost 10-5 to Rochester. The Lakers again swung the bat well collecting 10 hits in the loss. Jack Shepherd and Brandon Harlan led the way with two hits each. After spotting Rochester a 5-0 lead, the Lakers got back into the game with a three run third. Adam Samuels led off with a single and then a steal before coming home on a Shepherd RBI single. Shepherd then stole second and later scored on a single by Alex Medina. Medina would later score on a single by Brandon Harlan. The Lakers would tack on their final two runs in the seventh on a RBI triple from Garrett Sierra and a sac fly from Spencer Schultz.
On Sunday, the Lakers lost a hard fought 3-2 decision to Northampton College. The Lakers would strike first on an RBI single by Levi Jones in the first inning. Cody Pittenger reached on an error and then went to second as Garrett Sierra walked. After a Northampton double play, Jones delivered the run scoring hit. The other Lakers run was scored in the fourth. Jack Shepherd led off with a single and advanced to second on a fielder's choice by Dillon Rohm. Following an Adam Samuels walk, Jack Shepherd hit a fielder's choice to plate the run. This gave the Lakers a 2-1 lead that held until the top of the seventh inning. In the inning, Northampton had a couple of singles and two sacrifice flies to take the lead. In the bottom of the seventh Branon Harlan had a lead-off walk and was sacrificed to second on a bunt by Matt Didonato. Cody Pittenger then walked before the Lakers hit into a game ending 6-4-3 double play that stranded Harlan at third base. On the mound, Ben Coffman started and pitched four innings and allowed one run. Hudson Widrig picked up the tough luck loss while throwing three innings.
The Lakers are off on Monday and play double headers on both Tuesday and Wednesday against Brunswick and then Florence-Darlington.