2012 Baseball News
June 5, 2012
Visitation and Arrangements, Memorial Scholarship Fund Information for Reid Rizzo
Visitation and calling hours for Storm baseball player Reid Rizzo, will be Wednesday, June 6, from 5:30-9 p.m. at LaSalle High School in Cincinnati. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to the Reid Rizzo Memorial Scholarship Fund.
June 3, 2012
Statement from Lake Erie College Department of Athletics On Passing of Reid Rizzo
Lake Erie College has been notified of the death of student-athlete Reid Rizzo, 21, early Saturday morning, June 2, in Madisonville, Ky. Rizzo was a member of the Storm baseball team and was in Madisonville playing summer ball for the Tradewater Pirates.
May 22, 2012
Cacique and Kilway Named to ABCA All-Region Team
Senior 2B Brayan Cacique (first team) and sophomore RHP Brian Kilway (second team) earned spots on the ABCA All-Midwest Region Team, chosen by the region's coaches. It's the third straight year Lake Erie has had at least two players selected for the all-star squad.
May 17, 2012
Cacique Named to Daktronics All-Region Team
Following a stellar season for the Storm, senior second baseman Brayan Cacique was named to the Daktronics, Inc. All-Midwest Region First Team, selected by the region's sports information directors. Also a first-team All-GLIAC pick, Cacique now advances to the national ballot.
May 11, 2012
Heartbreak as Storm's Season Ends on 15th Inning Squeeze Play at GLIAC Tournament
Lake Erie had the lead three times after the eighth inning, but Saginaw Valley State came back each time, scoring the winning run on a bases-loaded squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 15th to eliminate the Storm from the GLIAC Tournament, 7-6.
May 10, 2012
Lake Erie's Back Against The Wall After Loss To Wayne State
Lake Erie’s path to a GLIAC title became more difficult after a 6-1 loss to Wayne State in its second game in the GLIAC Tournament.
May 9, 2012
Storm Scores Two in the Ninth to Stun Tiffin, 3-2, in GLIAC Tournament First Round
Aaron Lindgren's fly ball was going to bring in the tying run, but when the ball was dropped by the Dragons' center fielder, Garrett Emling raced home with the winning run to send the third-seeded Storm into a showdown Thursday with second-seeded Wayne State.
May 8, 2012
Lake Erie Places Seven on All-GLIAC Baseball Team
The Storm had seven players named to the all-conference squad announced Tuesday night, led by first-team selections Matt Toth and Brayan Cacique. Pat Kilway, Adam Beach and Brian Kilway made the second team while Cody Blood and Doug Fox were honorable mention selections.
May 8, 2012
First Pitch: Storm Opens GLIAC Tournament Wednesday Against Tiffin
Third-seed Lake Erie will make its debut in the conference postseason May 9 at 5:30 p.m. against the fourth-seeded Tiffin Dragons. The Storm is coming off its most successful regular season ever and looks to earn its first GLIAC title and NCAA berth this week.
May 7, 2012
GLIAC Baseball Tournament Field Set
BAY CITY, Mich. - The 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Baseball Tournament Field is set. The Tournament, held at V.A. Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio, begins with three games on Wednesday, May 9. Lake Erie, the third seed, will play Tiffin at 5:30 p.m.
May 6, 2012
Storm Falls in Pair of One-Run Thrillers at Wayne State on Final Day of Regular Season
Lake Erie battled back from a 4-1 deficit to tie the game, but saw the Warriors pull out a 5-4 win in extra innings in the opener. Then in game two, the Storm's 9-run fifth inning was answered by a 10-spot by the home team in the bottom half and the final out at home plate gave Wayne State a 12-11 win. With the two losses, the Storm will be the third seed in next week's GLIAC Tournament.
May 5, 2012
Storm Takes Opener in Extra Innings on Season's Penultimate Day
Nick Lovick singled in the winning run in the eighth inning to give Lake Erie a 5-4 win at Wayne State in Saturday's first game. The Storm dropped game two, 5-1, but assured themselves of a top-three finish in the GLIAC regular season standings.
May 3, 2012
Lake Erie's Game at Kent State May 8th Canceled
A scheduling conflict next week leading into the GLIAC Tournament has forced cancellation of the Storm's nonconference game against the Division I Golden Flashes.
May 2, 2012
Storm Clinches Spot in GLIAC Tournament With Senior Day Split Against ODU
By virtue of a 4-2 win in Wednesday's opener, Lake Erie secured a spot in next week's conference championship tournament. The Storm got five strong innings from senior Michael Backes and a two-run home run by Aaron Lindgren en route to the win. In game two, a late rally came up just short in a 6-5 Panther victory.
May 1, 2012
Hogue Chosen As GLIAC Pitcher of the Week
Lake Erie freshman righthanded pitcher Russ Hogue was named the GLIAC Pitcher of the Week after his complete-game shutout of Ashland
April 29, 2012
Storm Settles For Second Straight Split Against Saginaw Valley St.
Lake Erie split a pair of contests against Saginaw Valley State for the second straight day, taking game one 7-3 and falling late in game two, 6-5.
April 28, 2012
Lake Erie Splits Pair of One Run Battles with Saginaw Valley
Lake Erie split a pair of one-run thrillers against conference foe Saginaw Valley State to stay in second place in GLIAC standings. The Storm took game one in nine innings, 3-2, before falling in the night cap 5-4.
April 25, 2012
Lake Erie Sets Record Wins Mark With Split At Ashland
Lake Erie set a new school record with its 22nd win, earning a split in a key GLIAC doubleheader at Ashland. They took game one, 5-1, but Lake Erie rebounded with a 9-0 victory in the nightcap. Senior Matt Toth went 6-for-7 in the games.
April 22, 2012
Starters Stellar Again, Bats Wake Up as Storm Sweeps Northwood to Tie Wins Record
Adam Beach tossed a complete game and Cory Fox (pictured) threw five shutout innings in his first collegiate start to propel Lake Erie to a sweep of the Timberwolves on Sunday, 4-3 and 10-0, to win the series and match last season's record win total of 21.
April 21, 2012
Kilway and Nordquist Shine But Storm Bats Slump in Saturday Split
Brian Kilway and Logan Nordquist each allowed one run in complete game gems, but the Lake Erie offense managed only 10 hits in the doubleheader at Northwood. The Storm managed two runs in a 2-1 win in the opener behind Kilway, but were shutout 1-0 in game two.
April 18, 2012
Visiting Lakers Deal Storm Nonconference Defeat
Twenty-fourth ranked Mercyhurst scored multiple runs in four innings en route to a 12-5 victory over Lake Erie Wednesday at Braggs Field. Josh Crout had two hits and drove in a pair of runs in a losing effort for the Storm.
April 16, 2012
News-Herald College Notes: LEC Baseball is Plotting its Point on GLIAC Map
Kevin Kleps of the News-Herald talked with Head Coach Brian McGee about the team's early conference success this season.
April 15, 2012
Longball Leads Storm to Sunday Split, Series Win Against Findlay
A combined 10 balls left the yard on Sunday as the Storm and Oilers combined for a pair of wild shootouts to wrap up their weekend set. Cody Blood homered twice and Brayan Cacique singled in the winning run in game one for a 13-12 win. Findlay got a grand slam from Victor Migliore and two other homers to take game two 16-13.
April 14, 2012
Lake Erie Sweeps Findlay to Take OVer Top Spot in GLIAC
Brayan Caicque homered in each game, Matt Toth had a combined five hits and Brian Kilway threw a complete game in the opener as the Storm defeated the visiting Oilers 8-2 and 15-4 on Saturday. The victories ran LEC's winning streak to five straight and pushed the Storm into sole possession of first place in the conference standings.
April 13, 2012
Saturday's Start Time Push Up to Noon
With the forecast later in the day looking a little rough, the Lake Erie-Findlay baseball doubleheader on Saturday (April 14) at Braggs Field will now start at 12 p.m. It was originally scheduled for a 1 o'clock start.
April 11, 2012
Late Rally Lifts Storm to Sweep at ODU and Into First Place in GLIAC
After winning the opener, 5-1, Lake Erie scored four times in the seventh and held on for a 6-4 win in game two, picking up its first two wins against the Panthers. Doug Fox saved both games as the Storm moved back over .500 and into a first-place tie in the conference.
April 7, 2012
Bonus Baseball, Stellar Pitching Sunday as Storm and Dragons Split Again
For the third time in the series, Lake Erie and Tiffin played extra innings and split a pair of run-one games for the second straight day Sunday at Heminger Field. The Dragons won the opener in nine innings, 2-1, before Logan Nordquist shutout the home team in a 1-0 Storm victory in the finale.
April 6, 2012
Storm Rallies for Extra Innings Split at Tiffin
Garrett Emling singled in the winning run in the eighth inning to cap a seven-run comeback by Lake Erie, giving the Storm a 7-6 win in game two on Friday. The Dragons won game one, 4-3, in 11 innings.
April 4, 2012
Visiting Eagles Take Two from Storm at Braggs Field
Ashland rallied for a 7-5 win in game one and then broke open the nightcap with a big first inning and held on for a 9-6 win over the Storm Wednesday, snapping Lake Erie's four-game winning streak. Despite the loss, Matt Toth drove in two runs in each game.
April 1, 2012
Starting Pitching Leads Storm to Sweep of Hillsdale with Two Wins Sunday
Brian Kilway and Brad Raley combined to allow just one run in 13 innings Sunday as the Storm completed a four-game sweep of Hillsdale. Kilway threw a two-hit shutout in a 3-0 game one win while Raley went six strong innings in a 4-1 victory in game two.
March 31, 2012
Pair of Big Innings Sends Storm to Sweep of Chargers
Lake Erie used an eight-run inning in game one en route to an 11-6 win and then, backed by a home run and four RBI from Aaron Lindgren, scored five times in the sixth to come back for an 8-6 win in game two Saturday against Hillsdale.
March 28, 2012
Offensive Explosion in Opener Leads to Split in Home Opener
Lake Erie scored a season-high 16 runs in a 16-9 win in game one, but visiting Notre Dame bounced back for an 8-5 win in the second game. Matt Toth went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs in the opener.
March 26, 2012
Adam Beach Named GLIAC Pitcher of the Week
Lake Erie junior tossed his first career shutout in a 1-0 win over 10th-ranked Grand Valley on the road Saturday to pick up his second straight win and his second career conference honor.
March 25, 2012
Storm Takes Two in Extra Innings From #10 Lakers Sunday for Series Win
Jae Leeworthy's two-run single in the ninth inning of game two gave the Storm a Sunday sweep and series win at No. 10 Grand Valley. Lake Erie won game one, 4-2, in eighth innings and then took the nightcap 8-6 in nine innings.
March 24, 2012
Beach's Arm, Cacique's Clutch Hit Lead Storm to 1-0 Win at GV in GLIAC Opener, Lakes Take Game 2 for Split
Adam Beach tossed a complete-game shutout, outdueling All-American Kyle Schepel in the process, and Brayan Cacique drove in the game's only run in the seventh as LEC took the league opener for both teams in game one Saturday. The 10th-ranked Lakers came back to take the nightcap, 11-1.
March 20, 2012
Storm Can't Complete Sweep, Settles for Split at Charleston
Pat Kilway had three hits and drove in two runs while brother Brian and reliever Doug Fox pitched the Storm to a 10-2 win in the opener. Kyle Kemp racked up three hits in game two, but Lake Erie couldn't hold a three-run lead as Charleston rallied for four runs in the seventh to earn the split.
March 15, 2012
Beach Hurls Storm to Split on Final Day of Spring Trip
Junior Adam Beach threw seven shutout innings and Doug Fox closed out the final two frames in a 5-0 win over host Arkansas-Monticello Wednesday morning. The Storm fell later in the day to Southern Arkansas, 13-2, in the final game of their spring break trip.
March 14, 2012
Despite Decent Day at the Plate, Storm Can't Slow Third-Ranked Statesmen
Lake Erie scored a season-high six runs, but host Delta State continued its strong early season start, outscoring the Storm 12-6 to take the series in Cleveland, Miss. Reid Rizzo and Kyle Kemp each had three of LEC's 13 hits in the loss.
March 13, 2012
No. 3 Delta State Takes Series Opener From Storm Tuesday Night
The host Statesmen held the Storm offense in check and won for the fifth time in six games.
March 10, 2012
Storm Picks Up First Win With Split at Northern Kentucky
Lake Erie and the host Norse got some pretty impressive pitching performances on Saturday afternoon, resulting in a pair of low scoring affairs. The Norse came back for a 3-1 win in game one while the Storm won its first game of the season with a 2-1 victory in the nightcap.
February 26, 2012
Five-Run Fourth Lifts Eagles Past Storm in Series Finale
Matt Toth had three of Lake Erie's 10 hits, but 28th-ranked Southern Indiana scored five times in the fourth inning to break open a 3-3 tie en route to a 10-5 win on Sunday.
February 25, 2012
Pitching Dominates Opening Day
Lake Erie and 28th-ranked Southern Indiana combined for just 16 total hits in the two games, however the host Eagles limited the Storm to just five of them in a doubleheader sweep on Saturday. LEC fell in the opener 3-2 and then 3-0 in game two.
February 24, 2012
2012 Baseball Preview
With first pitch for the 2012 season just around the corner,Head Coach Brian McGee and assistants Eric Bunnell and Mark Sankovich sat down with Assistant AD Jason Tirotta and Sports Information GA Kyle Akins for a roundtable discussion about the Storm heading into the new season.
February 20, 2012
Diamondmen Tabbed Eighth in GLIAC Preseason Poll
The Storm received 31 points in voting by the league's coaches, just one point behind Tiffin and three away from Northwood. Defending champion Grand Valley was picked as the conference favorite.
December 9, 2011
Baseball Looks to Future, Signs Six During Early Period
Off the winningest season in school history, head coach Brian McGee and the Storm staff have their 2011-12 recruiting class off to a great start with the signing of six high school standouts to letters of intent during the early signing period.
November 30, 2011
Baseball Pitcher's and Catcher's Clinic December 10th
The Lake Erie College baseball team will host a one day pitcher's and catcher's clinic for students in grades 4-12 on December 10th.
November 23, 2011
Lake Erie to Host Ryan Rua Night Dec. 1
The Storm Department of Athletics will recognize former baseball All-American Ryan Rua on Thursday Dec. 1 during the men's basketball game versus Wayne State. Rua was selected by the Texas Rangers in the June MLB Draft to become the school's first draft pick.
October 21, 2011
Lake Erie Baseball’s First Alumni Game A Success
The Lake Erie College baseball team saw over a dozen former member come back to campus for the first ever Alumni Game on October 8 to wrap up the Fall season.
August 11, 2011
Cacique Wins Prestigious NABF World Series MVP Award
Lake Erie College senior second baseman/outfielder Brayan Cacique was named tournament MVP of the National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) College Division World Series.
August 10, 2011
Baseball Fall Prospects Camp on Sept. 17
The Lake Erie baseball team will host a Fall Prospect Camp for high schoolers (grades 9-12) interested in playing baseball at the college level. The one-day camp will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.
August 9, 2011
Three Baseball Players Win SCBL League Title
Three members of the Lake Erie College baseball team, upcoming junior catcher/first baseman Patrick Kilway and sophomore pitchers Brian Kilway and Brad Raley, helped the Pineville Pioneers to a Southern Collegiate Baseball League Championship.