Lakers drop a pair of games to Triton, 12-7 and 19-8

Lakers drop a pair of games to Triton, 12-7 and 19-8

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Lakeland baseball scored 15 runs on offense but was unable to win a game against Triton College Wednesday afternoon in losing a doubleheader by the scores of 12-7 and 19-8.

With the pair of losses, Lakeland's overall record falls to 1-9.

Triton 12 – Lakeland 7

Lakeland dug itself an early five-run hole in the first four innings and could not recover in a 12-7 loss to Triton.

Brendon Perez did hit a triple and brought in three runs. Collin Witherspoon brought in two runs with a single.

Lakeland fell behind 5-0 after four innings but was able to score three in the fifth and four in the sixth. Unfortunately, Triton matched Lakeland's efforts to maintain the five-run lead until the final pitch.

Triton 19 – Lakeland 8

Lakeland got off to a fast start in the second game and jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning but the lead would not hold as Triton finished off Lakeland with a 19-8 victory to complete the sweep.

Juan Guerrero belted a pair of doubles and brought in three runs. Cole Wajda had a single and brought in two runs. Matt Detering, Tyler Knapp and Ronnie Franklin each had an RBI in the loss. Perez hit a double and Franklin belted a triple against Triton.

Lakeland led 5-0 after one inning but Triton grabbed a 9-5 lead in the middle of the fourth inning. The Lakers added more runs in the fourth and in the sixth but could not keep with Triton.

Lakeland will play a pair of games in Florida on Friday, March 15. First, Lakeland will face Jackson College at 9:30 a.m. and then face Waubonsee Community College at 1:30 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