LAKERS LOSE LATE BUT SPLIT SERIES

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Jack Janson

EATON PARK- The Lake Michigan Catholic varsity boys baseball team was not quite able to pull off the series win this Thursday against the Bridgeman Bees.

Matt Defay, sophomore, pitched the entire first game and did an outstanding job, finishing the game with a no hitter. The Lakers took advantage of this and brought in two runs. Jake Kissane and Jack Howard were the two responsible for the scoring of these two runs.

The second game, however, wasn’t that simple. The Lakers started pitcher and senior, Kyle Juza, who only let in one run in the fourth inning but the LMC offence quickly responded with a run of their own, brought in by Jack Howard.

Bridgeman was definitely putting in the effort with two diving plays in the outfield. Both teams were hitting the ball alright, but struggled to bring runs in.

In the 7th inning Juza retired and senior Thomas Koenig came in. Neither team was able to score in the 7th and the game was carried on to extra innings.

The top of the 8th did not go too well for the Lakers. LMC got a little bit sloppy and the Bees capitalized by scoring a total of four runs making the score 5-1.

After that the Bridgman pitcher had to come off because he reached his 105 limit of pitches. Lakers had no real attempt of coming back and lost the second game of the series.

Overall, in the second game it seemed like Bridgeman just wanted it a little more than LMC and that is how they got the win.