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Baseball Storms Over Falcons

Baseball Storms Over Falcons

EASTLAKE, Ohio- The Lake Erie College baseball team earned a win by an all-out team effort against the Notre Dame College Falcons this evening. 

Storm southpaw Peter Theodos started the game on the mound and earned three ground balls to end the first inning in a 1-2-3 fashion. Another Storm senior, Michael Poole, started the game off offensively for the Storm by scoring the first run of the game in the bottom of the first, giving the Storm the lead. The Falcons tied it up in the top of the second, but a two-RBI double hit by Poole followed by a sacrifice fly out to score one more extended the Storm lead to three by the end of the inning.

In the bottom of the fourth, Poole scored again, followed by another run scored by Williams to tack on two more for a score of 6-1 in favor of Lake Erie. The Falcons didn't roll over though. A two-run home run hit in the top of the fifth cut the lead in half, but Storm sophomore Trace Peterson hit a two-run shot of his own in the bottom half of the inning which extended the Lake Erie lead to five. Both teams scored a run in the sixth inning (9-4), and Peterson hit his second two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to get the Storm to 11 runs.

The Falcons attempted a rally in the eighth inning and scored three runs, but the Storm ended up pulling out the win with a final score of 11-7. Michael Poole went 3-5 at the plate. He scored four runs, hit two doubles, and drew a walk with two RBIs. 

"As a role player, I try my best to stay prepared and be ready when my name is called.", said Poole. "We gave some of our everyday guys a rest today and it allowed role players to go out there and get an opportunity and everyone performed great. Our offense has been hot, and we kept it going today putting up 11 runs. As a senior, our goal is to win a G-MAC tournament. We're getting hot at the right time and look to take this into the tournament and make a run."

Peter Theodos earned the second win of his senior season. He pitched 4.1 innings, allowing three earned runs on three hits and four walks while earning one strikeout. Tristan Mayer, Brad Curry, and Sam Browning all worked in relief.

The win brings the Storm record to 21-20, breaking the .500 mark and extending their win streak to six games heading into their last home series of the 2019 season against G-MAC opponent Cedarville University Yellow Jackets. The Storm sits sixth in the conference after the win against Notre Dame College, and the Yellow Jackets are currently in 11th place. Doubleheaders for the series are scheduled for Friday, April 26 at 4 and 7 pm, and Saturday, April 27 at 1 and 4 pm.