Written by: Matthew Todd, Sports Information Assistant
Fort Myers, FL – The Lasell College baseball team was handed its fifth loss of the season Tuesday night at Terry Park in Fort Myers, FL at the expense of Kenyon College. After the games original start time was pushed back more than two hours, the Lasers were not able put together anything early and fell to the Lords 13-7.
Kenyon jumped out to a 4-0 lead through four innings scoring all of its runs off of Lasell starting pitcher Dan O'Boyle (Bayport, NY), three of which were charged to O'Boyle.
Come the top of the sixth inning, both teams put on an offensive clinic. The Lords scored three runs in the top of the sixth to increase its lead to 7-0 courtesy of Zack Karson (New York, NY), Andrew Dunn (New York, NY), and Kyle Hardacker (Carmel, IN), all of whom contributed with RBI's in the inning. The Lasers answered the Kenyon attack with a four run eruption in the bottom half of the inning. Matt Mahoney (Rockland, MA) opened up the inning by punching a single through the left side of the infield. Bobby Stachura (Middletown, CT) singled to right field knocking in Mahoney and putting the Lasers on the board. Conor Cavanagh (Quincy, MA) laced a single up the middle scoring Joshua Sullivan (Rockland, AM). David Long (Brookfield, CT) scorched a double down the left field line scoring both Cavanagh and Stachura to decrease Lasell's deficit to 7-4.
However, Kenyon went on to score three runs in the seventh and ninth innings to put the game out of reach for Lasell, as the Lasers could only come up with three total runs the rest of the way.
O'Boyle (0-1) took the loss for Lasell, going four innings while allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits.
Mike Jeffers (Columbus, OH), (2-1), earned the win tossing five and a third innings allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits while striking out six Lasell hitters.
Offensively, the Lasers were led by Sullivan, Stachura, Cavanagh, and Long. Sullivan went 2-for-4 on the day with two runs scored. Stachura pitched in with two RBI and two runs scored. Cavanagh registered three hits in a 3-for-4 game with one RBI, while Long collected his first RBI on the year with his sixth inning double.
Lasell's record now stands at 0-5 on the year while Kenyon improved its record to 9-5. The Lasers have an off day on Wednesday, but will be back in action on Thursday as they play games against Gettysburg College at 10:00 a.m. and St. Lawrence University at 1:00 p.m. Both games will be held at the Player Development Complex in Fort Myers, Florida.