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Lakers Drop Pair to Bombers

Lakers Drop Pair to Bombers

ITHACA, NY. – Finger Lakes lost a pair of road games to the Ithaca College JV Bombers on Thursday by the scores of 4-3 and 4-0 at Freeman Field. The Lakers are now 9-24 on the season.

Finger Lakes held the lead in game one, scoring two in the fifth inning. Joey Simmons led off the inning with a single and was bunted to second by Kyle Consolie. Nate Eastman would then hit a booming triple over the center fielder's head, which in return would score Simmons. On the next pitch, Troy Loparco laid down a bunt on a suicide squeeze to score Eastman. Eastman's run put the Lakers lead at 2-0.

The Bombers would answer in the bottom of the frame by tying the game on two unearned runs. They were the lone marks against starting pitcher Corey Lendel, who was making his first career start. He would go five innings, allowing just five hits while striking out two.

The Lakers would pull ahead in the seventh on a combination of walks and singles. Aaron Freida would lead the inning off with a single to right. Simmons would then single as well. They moved up on a passed ball and Consolie was intentionally walked. Kenny Urbanik would draw a bases loaded walk to give the Lakers a 3-2 lead. However, the Bombers would string together five straight singles in the bottom of the seventh before winning 4-3.

In game two, the Lakers were only able to manage three hits off of Ithaca's pitching. Those would come from Simmons, Zach Kosachook, and Matt Horne. Starting pitcher Nicholas Dolbear struggled in his first inning, allowing three runs, but settled down for his final two innings of work. He would end his three innings with a pair of strikeouts in what was his first career start. The bullpen combination of Max Fleig, Zachariah Lyman, and Timothy Jones kept the Bombers hitless for the rest of the game, which finished with a final score of 4-0 in favor of Ithaca.

Finger Lakes will be back in action on Saturday as it is set to take on regional/conference foe Broome Community College. First pitch from Binghamton, NY will be at 1pm.

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