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Lakers Drop Home Season Opening Doubleheader to Jefferson CC

Lakers Drop Home Season Opening Doubleheader to Jefferson CC

By Matt Troll

CANANDAIGUA – The Lakers, playing in their first set of home games for the 2013 season, dropped a doubleheader today to conference foe Jefferson CC, 14-2 and 5-2. Finger Lakes, with the losses, now stands at 2-12 (0-2 MSAC) on the season.

The Lakers, on a predominately-overcast day, were unable to gather much hitting out of their lineup. Finger Lakes, despite its hitting woes, received a pair of solid efforts out of game one starting pitcher Brandon Anderson and game two starter Dakota Stackhouse.

In game one, Jefferson took a 3-2 lead heading into the top of the seventh. The Lakers, after receiving six productive innings out of Anderson on the mound, went to the bullpen for a pitching change after the lefty struck out four Cannoneers, while allowing just seven hits. Finger Lakes, after going to the pen, surrendered eleven runs in the top half of the seventh. Anderson, on a day where he gave up just one earned run, took the loss on the hill for the hosts. The loss dropped his record to 0-2.

Collectively, the Lakers mustered up just five hits in the opener of the double dip. Finger Lakes, in the losing effort, received one hit each from Joey Simmons, Nate Eastman, Troy Loparco, Matt Horne, and Kenny Urbanik.

In the nightcap, the Lakers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after crossing the plate twice in the second inning. Jefferson would answer Finger Lakes' two early runs with two runs of its own in the top of the third. After tying the game at two, the Cannoneers would eventually claim the lead in the fifth 3-2. After going up one, Jefferson would put a stamp on the outcome of the contest in the seventh by registering a pair of runs to secure the 5-2 victory.

Despite falling in game two, Finger Lakes saw Stackhouse pitch all seven innings of the finale. The sophomore righty collected five strikeouts, while allowing ten hits on five earned runs. The defeat alters Stackhouse's record to 1-2 on the season.

The Lakers, in the second game, were led offensively on the diamond by the services of Corey Galletta. The second baseman, batting in the two-hole, turned in a 2 for 4 effort with his stick. Contributing one hit apiece for Finger Lakes, who as a team accumulated six hits in the latter part of the doubleheader, were Dylan Catlin, Eastman, Loparco and Aaron Freida.  

The Lakers will return to action tomorrow as they are set to take on Ithaca JV on their own grass. The doubleheader, scheduled on Finger Lakes campus, will get underway at 1 pm.