BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The Oswego State baseball team struggled defensively during its doubleheader against Brockport, as it committed seven errors in 12-3 and 8-0 losses at Clark Whited Complex Saturday. The losses dropped the Lakers to 10-9 on the season and are still looking for their elusive first conference win at 0-6, while the wins boost Brockport to 16-7 overall and 5-4 in the league. Oswego State will look to avoid the three-game series sweep Sunday at 12 p.m.
Brockport pitcher Kyle Smith picked up his fifth win of the season in game one, pitching seven innings and striking out six with one walk. Oswego State pitcher Marc Peterson suffered his second loss of the seasons, scattering six hits for four earned runs over 3.1 innings before Chris Nyman and Pat McElduff came on to pitch 2.0 innings and 2.2 relief innings, respectively.
Brockport scored first in the bottom of the second inning, but the Lakers answered in the top of the third with two runs scored on a hit by catcher Dan Maloney that drove in Steve Roman and Rafael Cordero. The Golden Eagles responded in the bottom of the inning with three runs to take a 4-2 lead.
A productive fourth inning saw Brockport put up four more runs with the key hit of the frame being a three-RBI double by Corey Booth. The Golden Eagles tacked on four more runs before a single down the left field line by Dan Erne plated Dylan Parmenter in the top of the ninth, but it would not be enough.
The Lakers’ struggles continued in the nightcap as Brockport posted four runs in the first and fifth innings en route to an 8-0 shutout loss. Errors took their toll as four of Oswego State’s seven errors occurred in game two.
Oswego State pitcher Matt Schaper took the loss after pitching 4.2 innings with three strikeouts and two walks, as six of his eight runs were unearned. Brockport’s Aaron Tilley went the distance and picked up his third win of the year, allowing one hit and fanning eight.