14-3 was the ugly ending to a beautiful day for baseball as Lorain County Community College took on the Saints of Mercyhurst on April 17.
Barrett Huspaska took the mound for LCCC and he started off hot, striking out the first batter. Then he let up and give up a couple hits, leading to a 2-0 Mercyhurst lead in the first inning. Mercyhurst’s Scott Pierce turned out to be Huspaska’s biggest threat, hitting a homerun off him. Huspaska was in trouble early. He managed to force a ground out and got out of the inning only giving up three runs.
The second inning for the Commodores was their ticket back into the ballgame. Back-to-back errors from the Saint’s infield loaded up the bases and gave LCCC a great chance to score with zero outs. A walk brought home a baserunner, giving the Commodores their first run of the game. After that, a sacrifice fly brought in another runner. The bases are loaded after another Mercyhurst walk, eventually tying the game at three. LCCC would then groundout and leave it a tie game for the end of the inning.
Mercyhurst would score again in the 4th inning to make it a 4-3 game. From there on out, it got ugly for LCCC. In the top of the 5th inning Jason Banas made a great diving catch to save a couple runs. Despite this great play, Mercyhurst put up 10 runs making the ballgame 14-3. In the bottom of the 5th the Commodores were given one last chance to put up a fight and save the game. They could not and Mercyhurst ended the game with the mercy-rule. The final score was 14-3.
LCCC struggled to get the bats going in game 2 as well, while Mercyhurst ran up the score. The final after seven innings was Mercyhurst 8, LCCC 0. The Commodores take on Butler Community College on the road on