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Laker baseball team struggles in Burlington

By Staff | Apr 19, 2011

BURLINGTON – After sweeping Ellsworth in conference play a week ago, the Iowa Lakes Community College struggled against Southeaster Community College this past weekend.

The Lakers dropped four games to the Blackhawks losing 2-0 and 5-3 on Saturday and 6-5 and 10-3 on Sunday.

In a pitchers’ duel in game one, Gunner Johnson pitched five innings for the Lakers giving up two earned runs on two hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Michael Perez pitched the final inning giving up just one hit.

However, the Lakers were limited to just one hit a Anthony Stewart was 1-3.

The Lakers led 3-2 in the second game Saturday until Southeastern plated three runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Angel Samot took the loss. He gave up five runs on seven hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Cristopher Rivera closed out the game and faced three batters in the sixth inning.

The Lakers’ offense mustered three hits with Jaryd Marks going 1-3 with an RBI, Luis Rodriguez was 1-4 and Jose Hernandez was 1-3.

In Sunday’s game one, Iowa Lakes held a 5-3 lead held a 5-3 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh, but Southeastern came up with three runs to steal the victory.

Keith Fandel pitched three innings giving up two runs on three hits while walking five. Rivera pitched two innings giving up one run on one hit with two walks and three strikeouts. Melvin Abreu gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits with a walk in the loss.

The Lakers managed six hits led by Marks, who went 2-4 with an RBI. Gonzales was 1-3 with two RBI while Luis Reyes was 1-3 with an RBI.

In the final game of the series, the Lakers’ pitching gave up eight hits and seven walks while managing just three strikeouts.

The Lakers did manage eight hits. Marks was 4-4 with an RBI. Stewart was 1-2 with an RBI.

Iowa Lakes (19-13, 6-10) is home against Riverland Community College on Thursday. The first game of the doubleheader starts at 2 p.m.