Lakers who came into the game ranked #2 in the USCAA Coaches poll and on a seven game win streak. Lost the game late in a 3-1 defeat to Miami University - Hamilton on Wednesday. The game was tied at one with Miami University - Hamilton batting in the top of the twelfth when Spencer Henn tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.. The pitching was strong on both sides. Miami University - Hamilton pitchers struck out 16, while Lakers sat down ten.
Miami University - Hamilton got things moving in the first inning, when.Lakers evened things up at one in the bottom of the sixth inning. Tyler Venters drew a walk, scoring one run.
Ryan Ziels was the winning pitcher for Miami University - Hamilton. He allowed zero hits and zero runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out four and walking one. Blake Ripperger and Lunden Damuth entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Lucas Sheriff took the loss for Lakers. He went six and a third innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out four. Paul Donisi started the game for Miami University - Hamilton. He allowed five hits and one run over five and a third innings, striking out seven. Zach Kirby started the game for Lakers. He allowed three hits and one run over five and two-thirds innings, striking out six.
Inside the Box Score:
- Lakers left 13 men on base on the day against the Harriers
- The loss snaps a seven game win streak for the Lakers
- Dustin Lewis and Connor Burr both stole a base in the game
- Zach Kirby and Lucas Sheriff were strong on the mound striking out 10 batters and only giving up 2 earned runs in the loss.
Lakers will travel down to Dayton to take on Sinclair Community College in double header Saturday April 14th. First pitch scheduled for 2:00pm