Storm Stymied Offensively In Losses Vs. Wayne State

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(Photos by Ryan Baker, Baker Media Productions)
Team (Photos by Ryan Baker, Baker Media Productions)

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College(5-40, 2-26 GLIAC) was unable to generate offense, dropping a pair of home contests to Wayne State University (27-19, 19-9 GLIAC), 5-0, and 18-0 in five innings at Kiwanis Recreation Park in Painesville, Ohio.

The Storm face Wayne State again tomorrow in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.  The game is also Senior Day with festivities beginning prior to first pitch. 

In game one, Lake Erie sophomore starter Dawn Ondercin (Sheffield, Ohio/Brookside) was done in by the long ball as the Warriors hit three homers in the game.  Wayne State got on the board with a two-run shot by first baseman Becca Ryan in the first added another pair in the second on a shot by Nikki Fulton.  Ondercin settled in and worked four scoreless frames before Ryan hit her second homer of the game for the final five run margin.

Ondercin allowed five runs on 12 hits with a pair of punch outs.

Lake Erie managed five hits in the opener with senior Megan Foley (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) accounting for a pair. 

The Storm's best chance to score came in the first inning as senior Ali Heming (Cincinnati, Ohio/Turpin) and sophomore Jeniffer Gratz (Richwood, Ohio/North Union) each singled to lead off the inning.  They both advanced on a double steal with two outs but were stranded as Wayne State's Sam Cain struck out a pair to get out of the frame.

In game two, the Warriors got to senior Sam Ronde (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) early with two runs in the first and six more in the second.  Wayne State added one more in the second off freshman reliever Amanda Anderson (Streetsboro, Ohio/Streetsboro). The Warriors kept pouring on with eight more runs in the third and one more in the fourth.

Wayne State had 20 hits in the game, all singles.  Lake Erie had two hits in game two as seniors Haley Rathge (Edon, Ohio/Napoleon) and Lindsey Pennell (Columbus, Ohio/Westland) each had base hits.

-LEC-