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Lakers Swept by Erie

Lakers Swept by Erie

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY. – The Finger Lakes Community College baseball team lost a pair of away games on Thursday to Erie Community College. The Kats took game's one and two 12-1 and 3-2 (in extra innings), respectively. The Lakers are now 9-18 on the season.

In a game controlled by the Kats, Finger Lakes lone bright spot came in the fourth inning of the opener. In it, freshman Nicholas Petrantoni took a 1-1 pitch and deposited it over the left centerfield fence for the first home run of his collegiate career and first of the season for the Lakers. Starting pitcher Brandon Anderson struck out two in his two innings of work. Joey Simmons also doubled for Finger Lakes.

The Lakers got out early in game two. In the second inning, Corey Galletta walked to get the rally started. Kenny Urbanik then doubled to give the Lakers runners on second and third with one out. Galletta would score on a groundout by Simmons and Urbanik scored on an infield single by Branden Rhodes. Both runs would give the Lakers an early 2-0 lead.

Erie would chip away at Finger Lakes lead by scoring runs in the fourth and sixth to tie the game at 2-2. The Lakers would threaten in the seventh, but pinch runner Aaron Freida was thrown out at home on a single by Petrantoni and the game would go into extra innings. Erie would push across the game-winning run on a bloop hit to right field in the eighth inning.

Freshman Derick Fera turned in another quality performance on the mound. In 5 1/3 innings worth of work, the freshman allowed just one earned run against three hits.

The Lakers offense was paced by Kyle Consolie's 2 for 3 performance in the nightcap. In addition to his hits, the outfielder walked once, was hit by a pitch, and stole two bases.

Finger Lakes will return to the field this Saturday for a road doubleheader with conference member Onondaga Community College. The games will be played at Hopkins Road Park in Liverpool, NY. First pitch is scheduled for 1pm.