Mar 21, 2010
PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Junior captain Nick Lovick (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) drove in seven runs on the day and the Storm pitching staff turned in strong performances as the Lake Erie College baseball team snapped its five-game losing streak with a doubleheader sweep of host Urbana University on Sunday (March 21).
Lovick homered and drove in five runs to back freshman Adam Beach (Vermillion, Ohio/Vermillion) in a 10-3 win in game one. He added two more RBI in the nightcap as the Storm (6-8) pulled out a late 5-4 victory.
In game one, Lovick ignited a five-run first inning for the visitors with a three-run shot off Brandon Hamilton. Sophomore Mike Morgan (Indian Lake, Oho/Russells Point) followed later with a two-run single. The Storm added two more runs in the second and another pair in the third in jumping out to a 9-0 lead.
Beach (2-0), meanwhile, limited the Urbana bats to just five hits in a stellar complete-game performance. He ran into a bit of trouble in the third, loading the bases with no one out, and ultimately allowing all three runs. However, he was lights out after that, surrendering just two hits the rest of the way. He walked one and struck out seven on the day.
In game two, Morgan broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh with a sacrifice fly to score sophomore Matt Lott (Newark, Ohio/Newark Catholic) with the go ahead run. He made it stand up with a perfect ninth inning on the mound for his second save.
Lovick added two more hits in the second game, finishing five-for-eight on the day. He now leads the team with five home runs and 20 RBI. Zach Justice (Cleveland, Ohio/John Marshall) picked up the win in relief, improving to 2-0 on the year.
The Storm is at Mansfield University (Pa.) on Tuesday, March 23, for a doubleheader.