Early lead fails to hold up for Oswego State baseball team

OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State baseball team (10-10) got out to an early lead, but failed to sustain the advantage, falling 7-4 to St. John Fisher in a non-conference contest.  The Lakers struggled to close out innings, surrendering five runs with two outs during the game.

After the Cardinals scored a run in the top of the first inning, Oswego State answered with a run as Brian Hamilton’s (So., Liverpool, N.Y.) single up the middle scored Mike Stark (Sr., Rochester, N.Y.). The Lakers took the lead in the second after Andrew Lazzaro (Sr., Oswego, N.Y.) touched home plate on a groundout to the shortstop by Stark.

Fisher plated six unanswered runs over the next four innings, tallying two in the third, three in the fourth, and one in the sixth on the Lakers. Oswego State rallied in the sixth for two more runs scored on a fielder’s choice and sacrifice fly, but did not to get the win.

Lazzaro, Mike McMullen (Jr., Syracuse, N.Y.), and Ed Charles (Sr., Auburn, N.Y.) led the way at the plate for the Lakers with two hits each. Thor Miller (Jr., Miller Place, N.Y.) was hit with the loss, allowing three runs, two of which were earned, on four hits and four walks over four innings.  Sean Badger picked up the win for the Cardinals, going five innings and giving up two runs.

Game two of the doubleheader was postponed due to rain.  The makeup date has not been announced.

The Lakers return to action when they host Oneonta on Friday at 3 p.m. at Laker Baseball Field.