ASHLAND, Ohio— The Lake Erie College baseball team fell in game one of their double-header against Ashland University and play was suspended in game two due to darkness Tuesday (April 1).
Game two will resume tomorrow in the top of the seventh with two outs with the Storm leading 5-4 prior to the scheduled nine-inning game, starting at 2:30 p.m.
Ashland won game one 18-5 on the back of an 11 run sixth inning.
Lucas Raley struck first for the Storm, hitting a solo homerun in the opening frame. The Eagles answered in a major way, scoring four runs in the bottom of the frame, including a three-run homerun. The bats continued to thrive as Aaron Lindgren hit the third homerun of the game to open the second inning and bring the lead down to two. Rutger Luebke was then walked. After reaching third on an error during the next batter, Alex Lind drove him home on a sac fly to cut the lead to one.
In the top of the third, Sean Matthews led off with a single to center and reached second on a single by Zack DeCamp. After Lindgren was walked to load the bases, Luebke hit a two RBI single to score Matthews and DeCamp to put the Storm in front 5-4. However, the Eagles scored two in the bottom of the frame to regain the advantage.
After tacking on one run in the fourth, the Eagles bats lit up, scoring 11 runs in the bottom of the sixth to put the game out of reach.
Matthews and DeCamp led the Storm with two hits apiece. Raley and Lindgren had a homerun each. Luebke drove in two while Lind had one RBI.
The Ashland offense continued to roll, scoring three runs in the first inning but the lead was short lived. After Dylan Yankle was walked, Lindgren doubled to right center. Derek Turocy's single then drove both Yankle and Lindgren home. Turocy advanced to third on single by Dillon VanDyne and came home on a Lind sac fly, tying the game at three.
After a scoreless third and fourth, the Storm took the lead in fifth. Hudeck singled and advanced to third on a Matthews single and a HBP. He then came across the plate on a balk to give the Storm the lead. In the bottom of the frame, Ashland tied it with a solo homerun.
In the top of the seventh, Matthews singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Raley then doubled, scoring Matthews and giving the Storm a one run lead. DeCamp was intentional walked to put runners on first and second. With Yankle at bat, Raley and DeCamp advanced a base due to a balk.
At this point, play was suspended due to darkness with Yankle with a 2-0 count at the plate and runners on second and third.