KIRTLAND, Ohio – Lakeland baseball had a hard time getting any offense in a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Cuyahoga Community College Friday afternoon.
With the pair of losses, Lakeland's overall record falls to 8-20 and 2-10 in Ohio Community College Athletic Conference play.
Cuyahoga 10 – Lakeland 0
Lakeland was unable to score any runs in the opening game and Cuyahoga took advantage for a 10-0 victory to open the doubleheader.
Anthony Ward pitched into the fifth inning and only gave up one earned run while striking out a pair.
Cuyahoga 6 – Lakeland 1
Lakeland did a much better job of creating scoring opportunities but left 11 on base in a 6-1 loss to Cuyahoga.
Andy Gorby got the start for Lakeland and pitched five innings while allowing three earned runs and striking out four. Hudson Widrig and Andrew Smith each pitched two innings of relief for the Lakers.
Cuyahoga jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the ninth but Lakeland was able to get on the board in the final half inning. Gino Bertolone started the inning with a walk and then came in to score on an RBI single by Shepherd to get within 6-1. Unfortunately, that would be the final run scored for the Lakers.
Lakeland will play two more against Cuyahoga on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 1 p.m.
For more information about Lakeland athletics, visit www.athletics.lakelandcc.edu.
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 www.lakelandcc.edu.