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Lakers Swept by Cougars

Lakers Swept by Cougars

CANANDAIGUA – Finger Lakes was swept by D-II member Genesee CC on Tuesday by the scores of 9-2 and 6-3. The losses drop the Lakers record to 9-22.

The Lakers got out to an early lead in game one. Kyle Consolie would walk in the bottom of the first and Branden Rhodes would single. Nate Eastman would then double to left centerfield to drive in Consolie. The first inning hitting attack would end for the Lakers on a double play. Troy Loparco struck a line drive at the Cougars first baseman, which, after making a successful catch, doubled up Eastman at second base to end the inning.

Genesee would answer with three runs in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth to build a 6-1 lead. Finger Lakes would get its final run in the sixth with two outs. Eastman hit his second double of the day and he would score on a single by Loparco. Eastman's 2-3 day at the plate with two doubles led the Lakers in the hitting department. Danny Baker pitched well in relief as he allowed just two hits while striking out three over his three innings of work.

Genesee would build an early 2-0 lead in game two going into the fourth inning. There, with one out, Eastman would walk, and then Dylan Catlin and Kenny Urbanik would hit back-to-back singles. Eastman would score when Aaron Freida walked to force in the run. The walk was one of three that Freida had on the day. Genesee would answer that run with one in the sixth to push the lead to 3-1.

Finger Lakes would narrow the margin again to 3-2 when Urbanik reached on an error by the left fielder with two outs. He would score on a Corey Galletta single. Once again, the Cougars would answer the Finger Lakes run with some of their own and would widen the lead to 6-2 going into the bottom of the seventh. There, Joey Simmons and Consolie would hit back-to-back doubles, but that was as far as the Laker offense would go, as they would fall by the final score of 6-3.

Finger Lakes will travel to Ithaca College on Thursday to face their JV team before returning to regional play this weekend against Broome CC. First pitch for tomorrow is set for 2 pm.