PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College baseball team will conclude the first part of the non-conference schedule this weekend with a road series at Concord on Friday (March 9) and Saturday (March 10). The Storm will face the Mountain Lions in a doubleheader at 12:00 PM on Friday and a single game on Saturday, starting at 12:00 PM.
"I'm excited for us to get back out there," said Storm head coach Cameron Castro. "It's the last series before we start up conference play. It will be nice to be back competing again and against a solid team. I expect us to continue swinging it pretty well, looking for a couple of different guys to really get hot and think our starting pitching will continue to give us a chance each time out."
Storm Report: Lake Erie is 1-6-1 so far this season after the Storm ended the Spring Break trip with a 14-14 extra inning tie against Mars Hill and a 9-1 defeat at Lenoir-Rhyne last week. Trace Peterson (Medina, Ohio / Medina) leads the Storm with seven runs, 11 hits, three homeruns and seven RBI. David Lemasters (Cortland, Ohio / Lakeview) leads the pitching staff with 14 strikeouts in 10.2 innings pitched.
Opposition Position: Concord is 4-5 this season following two losses against Ohio Valley last weekend. The Mountain Lions fell 9-5 and 5-3 in a doubleheader with the Fighting Scots. Jordan Clark leads the offense for Concord with a .438 batting average, 14 hits, three doubles and 17 total bases.
Series History: The Storm and Mountain Lions met for the first time last season. Concord took two of the three games last season on the road.
Storm Forecast: Lake Erie will open the Great Midwest slate with a doubleheader at Ohio Valley on Tuesday (March 13) at 12:00 PM.