DETROIT, MICH. – Host Wayne State University jumped out to big leads early in each game and got stellar starting pitching as the Warriors took the first two games of their weekend three-game Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference series with the Lake Erie College baseball team Friday (Marc h 29), winning 14-2 and 8-0.
In the opener, Wayne State (13-9, 4-3 GLIAC) scored five times in the bottom of the first and led 11-0 before a solo home run by freshman Zach DeCamp (Gahanna, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales) in the fourth. It was his team-leading fourth homer of the season. Senior Patrick Kilway (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge) followed with a single and scored on a sacrifice fly from sophomore Aaron Lindgren (Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby South) for the Storm's (5-15, 2-6 GLIAC) other run.
Chris Gebara drove in four runs in the game to lead Wayne State offensively while both Kasey Koster and Eric Cunningham collected three hits each. The Warriors tagged starter Brian Kilway (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge) for eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits, chasing him with nobody out in the second. It was more than enough support for Ethan Vasilauskas who allowed just two runs on five hits in six innings. He struck out five.
In the second game, Alex Pierse tossed a three-hit shutout to finish off the doubleheader sweep. He struck out nine and did not walk a batter in his seven innings of work.
Jeremy Carell drove in a run in the first and two more in the second as the Warriors again raced out to an early advantage. Brad Guenther also drove in a run in each of the first two innings as Wayne State led 5-0 after their first six outs.
Logan Nordquist (Alliance, Ohio/Alliance) allowed seven runs on 11 hits in four innings to take the loss. He walked two and struck out five. Freshman Lou Peterlin (Mentor, Ohio/Lake Catholic) was the only Lake Erie player to record a hit in both games.
The two teams will wrap up their three-game set on Saturday, March 30, with a first pitch scheduled for noon at the WSU Baseball Field in Detroit.