Baseball drops 14-12 slugfest to Lakers

Baseball drops 14-12 slugfest to Lakers

CATONSVILLE, Md. - The #20 Frederick Community College baseball team lost to Garrett College on Friday afternoon in the opening round of the Region XX D2 baseball tournament by the score of 14-12. FCC will play CCBC Catonsville on Saturday afternoon with first pitch set at 1:00 P.M. at CCBC Catonsville. The loser of this contest will be eliminated from the tournament.  FCC is now 34-16 on the year.

How It Happened

  • Garrett College would jump on the scoreboard early and plate three runs in their first at-bats.
  • The Cougars would get their bats going in the second inning by scoring six runs.
  • FCC starting pitcher Nick Pantos (9-1) tossed six innings and struck out nine batters in the no decision.
  • FCC jumped out to a 9-3 lead after six innings of play.
  • The Lakers would storm back late in the contest by scoring five runs in the top of the seventh to cut into FCC's lead.
  • FCC would answer back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the seventh to take a 12-8 lead late in the game.
  • The turning point of the game came in the top of the eight when GC put a six spot on the scoreboard, highlighted by a grand slam, taking a 14-12 lead after eight innings.
  • The Cougars were not able to answer in their final two at-bats and dropped the contest by the score of 14-12.

Inside the Box Score

  • Both teams put on quite an offensive performance, combining for 26 runs on 27 hits.
  • In their last three games, the Lakers have scored a total of 42 runs.
  • Each FCC batter registered a hit in the game.
  • FCC slugged eight doubles on the afternoon.
  • Logan Appel and Eric Naylor each launched homers for the Cougars. For Appel it is his fourth long ball on the year and for Naylor it is his 11th dinger.
  • Brady Harju, Mitch Long, Naylor, and Appel each had two hits.
  • Appel led FCC with three RBIs.
  • Brayden Coe was hit with the loss. He falls to 2-1 on the year.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018 at CCBC Catonsville

Game #3:     10:00 a.m.

                   CCBC Essex vs. Garrett College

Game #4:     1:00 p.m.

                   FCC vs. CCBC Catonsville (elimination game)

Game #5      4 p.m.

                   Loser of Game #3 vs. Winner of Game #4

 Sunday, May 13, 2018 at CCBC Catonsville

Game #6:     12:00 p.m.

                   Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #5

Game #7      (If necessary):  20 minutes after Game #6