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VU Baseball can’'t get anything going in 13-1 loss to Lake Michigan

The Vincennes University Baseball Team never go on track Friday afternoon when the Trailblazers hosted Lake Michigan College and VU dropped a 13-1 decision to the Red Hawks at Jerry Blemker Field.

VU’s batting order managed only five hits – three by sophomore first baseman Jared Lauer – and suffered five strikeouts as the Trailblazers (10-9) were unable to get a rally going and sustain it against Lake Michigan starter Eric Fountain and reliever Bradley Beeching. Fountain went six innings and Beeching worked the seventh as Lake Michigan – which was winless on the season prior to Friday – won the game by the 10-run rule after seven innings.

Trailblazer sophomore starter Grant Buckley and relievers freshman Nick Cottongim and sophomores Zack Longnecker and Andrew Sparks were touched up for 15 hits, including a home run by the Red Hawks’ Taylor Weldy.

The Trailblazers’ only offensive production of the day came in the fourth when freshman left fielder Walter Baker laced a one-out double and advanced to third on a sacrifice by freshman designated hitter Cade Luker. Freshman second baseman Dylan Collins then followed with a single to score Baker.

The game was followed by another game between Parkland and Henry Ford Community College. VU is scheduled to play Henry Ford at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in a seven-inning game and then take on Parkland in another seven-inning game at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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