CANANDAIGUA – Finger Lakes lost the first game of a home doubleheader with the Kats of Erie Community College on Tuesday by the score of 11-3. The nightcap, however, was postponed in the halfway point of the first inning due to rainy conditions. With the game one loss, the Lakers now stand at 9-16 on the season.
Kevin Carpentier got the start for Finger Lakes. The freshman did a solid job of minimizing early ECC hits. The game was scoreless until the fifth inning. Erie would push three runs across, but Carpentier would strand two runners on to limit the damage.
The Laker offense got going in the bottom of the inning, as Nate Eastman would lead off the latter part of the fifth with a single. Aaron Freida would then walk and the Lakers had two runners on with no outs. Kyle Consolie would later bunt them into scoring position, which would set the table for centerfielder Joey Simmons. The talented hitter would bring Eastman home via a single.
Then, with runners on first and third, Simmons would steal second and Freida would steal home on the throw to narrow the margin to 3-2 going into the sixth.
The game would shift in the sixth and seventh innings as Erie would combine to tack on eight runs over the course of their at bats. Finger Lakes would get one run back in the seventh to make the final score 11-3.
Carpentier ended up going 5 1/3 innings in the loss, leveling his season record to 1-1. Eastman finished the day with two singles for the Lakers. In addition to his hit, Freida scored two of the Lakers three runs. Dakota Stackhouse also contributed a hit for Finger Lakes.
The Lakers will finish their season series with the Kats by taking them on in a doubleheader at Erie CC on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 2pm.