Lakeland bats start off season cold in doubleheader loss to Jackson, 10-1 and 11-0

Lakeland bats start off season cold in doubleheader loss to Jackson, 10-1 and 11-0

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Offense for Lakeland baseball had a hard time getting off the ground in its season-opening doubleheader as Jackson College won both games by the scores of 10-1 and 11-0 Saturday afternoon.

The pair of losses means that Lakeland begins the season 0-2.

Jackson 10 – Lakeland 1

Jackson scored six runs in the first five innings before Lakeland could get on the board in the 10-1 season-opening loss for the Lakers.

Lakeland was held to just two hits as Matt Detering added the only extra-base hit with an RBI double in the sixth. Jonathan Johnson had a single for the Lakers.

Hudson Widrig had a decent start for Lakeland in pitching into the fifth inning and allowed just four earned runs while striking out four but Widrig was saddled with the loss.

Jackson 11 – Lakeland 0

Lakeland was again held to just two hits in the second game as the Lakers were unable to score in an 11-0 loss to Jackson.

Luis Padron and Kyle Espineli each hit a single in the loss.

Lakeland will continue its Florida spring break trip with two more games on Sunday, March 11. The Lakers will first face Brookedale Community College at 4 p.m. and then face Kishwaukee College at 7:30 p.m.

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About Lakeland Community College

Founded in 1967, Lakeland Community College was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to our mission, Lakeland provides quality learning opportunities to meet the social and economic needs of the community.

Offering day, evening, weekend and online classes, the college serves more than 10,800 credit and 2,800 noncredit students (2016). For more information about the College, visit