The WSU-LC Lakers started a pivotal early season conference series with Robert Morris Peoria on Saturday afternoon. The Lakers will also take on the Eagles in a double header Sunday. The Lakers had to travel again because Montgomery Field is close to being ready but not quite there. This time the Lakers traveled to play at Defiance High School. This is the first time the Lakers have matched up against the Eagles from RMU-P.
Lakers out-hit Robert Morris - Peoria six to four, but it wasn't enough in a 6-3 loss. The Lakers committed two critical errors during the game while pitching walked a season high 12 batters. Carson Schuman took the loss for Lakers. He surrendered five runs on four hits over five innings, striking out eight and walking four batters. Lucas Sheriff came in relief going 2 2/3 innings giving up 0 hits, but walked eight Eagles. The Eagles built a 5-0 lead through the first five innings, and the Lakers were able to cut the Eagle lead 5-3 but could not get any closer. Tristan Becker and Conor Schmitt each had multiple hits for Lakers. The Lakers fall to 6-9 on the year and 1-2 in conference.
Inside the Box Score:
- Twelve walks for Lakers is the most in program history
- The Lakers stole a season high 5 bases, Conor Schmitt stole three bases on the day
- Connor Burr and Anthony Steele both drove in runs during the game
- Schuman was tough luck loser today, giving up no earned runs. His ERA is now 0.44 on the season
The Lakers will take on Robert Morris Peoria for a double header Sunday. First pitch scheduled for 12p at Defiance HS.