Lima, OH: The Lima Locos were unable to complete the sweep on the Terriers, which would prove to deny them a tie for first place in the league with Cincinnati's sweep over Licking County.
Despite winning the first game over the Terriers 6-1, the Locos would have a rough five error game two, as they would fall to Stark County 5-4 in the night cap.
In game one, six Locos would each tally a hit in the team effort win, as Lima would rally from a 1-0 deficit to score six unanswered to win. Connor Porter would have the start and pick up the win, improving his record to 1-1. He pitched 5.2 solid innings allowing just one earned run on five hits, with four walks and six strikeouts. Will Thomas would pick up the save in 1.1 innings of relief, allowing no runs or hits and posting one strikeout.
Game two saw fielding errors from the very start, but Lima would bounce back and score two runs in the bottom of the first as Chase Davis would hit a two run homerun. Davis would finish 2 for 2 with two runs and two RBI, as well as a sacrifice bunt. However, in the top of the sixth inning, a critical dropped third strike would result in an error that would bring home two Terriers and that would ultimately be the difference.
Ruben Tresgallo would make his Locos debut with a strong 3.0 innings, allowing only one hit and posting six strikeouts. However, Tresgallo would be replaced by Ben Taylor in the fourth due to pitch count, and Taylor would pick up the loss, dropping his record to 1-1. Taylor pitched 1.0 inning allowing three hits with three earned runs, posting one walk and two strikeouts. Garrick Whittle would come in in the fifth and pitch 1.2 innings allowing two hits with two unearned runs and three walks and two strikeouts. Matt Vollenwieder would finish things off with 3.1 innings of no hit baseball, posting only one walk and a solid five strikeouts.
Lima goes to 6-5, while Stark County moves to 4-7.
The Locos will be back in action this Tuesday versus the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League's brand new member, the Dayton Docs. There will be a game between both clubs youth programs, the Lima Express and Dayton Sluggers, at 5 pm which moves the game between the Locos and Docs to about 7:45 at Simmons Field.
LIMA, Ohio -- Locos rally falls short as they lose a home contest to the Xenia Scouts 4-3.
The Locos were unable to overcome a two run deficit as rallies in the eighth and ninth innings would only accomplish one run. Seven Locos would tally a hit on the night.
Matt Cook had the start on the mound and would pick up the loss. He pitched 6.0 innings and allowed three earned runs off eight hits. He also had two walks and six strikeouts. Danny Heim (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) and Justin McCalvin (2.0 IP, 2 H, 4 SO) would both pitch in relief.
Lima drop to 5-4, while the Xenia improves to 3-4.
The Locos will be back in action with a Father's Day Double Header at Simmons Field against the Stark County Terriers. First pitch for game one is set for 3 pm.
LIMA, Ohio - A strong pitching effort saw the Locos shutout the Lake Erie Monarchs 4-0 at Simmons Field.
Bath alumn John Simindinger led the day offensively for the Locos, going 2 for 4 with two RBI and scoring a run. Taylor Pickens and Cesar Loiz both picked up an RBI as well.
Taylor Eikenberry had the start on the mound and would pick up the win. Eikenberry pitched 6 plus innings, allowing no runs and only two hits. He also had two walks and five strikeouts. Danny Heim, Will Thomas, and Justin McCalvin would all pitch an inning in relief. Heim and Thomas both had a strikeout, and Thomas allowed only one hit.
Lima improves to 4-2 while Lake Erie drops to 1-3. Lima will be on the road today at Cincinnati and will take on Hamilton on the road on Saturday. The Locos will be back at Simmons Field this Saturday night against Xenia, where first pitch is set for 7 pm.
LIMA, Ohio - The Lima Locos stayed on the winning track as they defeated the Hamilton Joes 5-2 at Simmons Field. It is the Locos first win over the Joes in two years, as they lost to Hamilton in the two head to head meetings last season.
Victor Barron and Jacob Bruce led the Locos offensively as they both went 2 for 4 on the day. Bruce had a double and triple with one RBI, while Barron had a double and two RBI. Cesar Loiz also went 1 for 1 in his pinch hit appearence before permantly taking right field. His weak line drive into right field would result in an RBI as Taylor Pickens would come home to make it a 5-2 lead.
Ben Taylor had the start on the mound and would pick up the win, his first of the season. He went 5.0 innings, allowing just four hits, with one unearned run. He would walk one and strikeout six. Garrick Whittle (1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO) and Justin McCalvin (2 IP 0 H 0 R 0 BB 1 SO) would pitch in relief for Taylor. Matt Vollenwieder would come on in the ninth and pick up the save, his first on the season. He had one walk and two strikeouts in his one inning of play, allowing no runs or hits.
Locos are in action again tonight against the Lake Erie Monarchs at Simmons Field. First pitch is set for 7 pm.
LIMA, Ohio - The Lima Locos split a double header with the Lexington Hustlers last Sunday, losing the first game 7-4, but bouncing back and taking the second 12-2, giving the Hustlers thier first loss of the season.
In Game 1 the Locos were lead by Stu Eisler and Johny Simindinger who were both 2 for 3. Eisler had a double and Simindinger had a triple. On the mound for the Locos was Connor Porter, who would pick up the loss. Porter went 3.1 innings and allowed five earned runs off five hits, with four walks and two strikeouts. Both Taylor Eikenberry and Garrick Whittle would pitch in relief for the Locos. Eikenberry went 0.2 innings allowing two earned runs off of two hits and had two walks and one strikeout. Whittle would post 3.0 innings allowing no runs off of two hits with five strikeouts.
Game 2 saw the Locos start off with a bang as TJ Losby would hit a solo homerun in the second inning and the Locos would never look back. Losby would finish 3 for 5 with that home run along with a 2 RBI double. Chase Davis also went 3 for 5 and Cesar Loiz would go 2 for 5 in the strong effort that saw Lima notch fourteen hits. Matt Cook had the start on the mound for the Locos and made the most of hit. The man who was the Lima DH for the opener against Grand Lake pitched 6.0 strong innings allowing only one earned run off five hits and posted eight strikeouts. He would pick up the win as well, his first of the season. Justin McCalvin (1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 SO), Chase Davis (0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO), and Eric Stapelton (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO) would all pitch in relief.
Lima would improve to 2-2 and currently sit in fourth place, 1.5 GB from undefeated Licking County. Lexington falls to 4-1.
Lima will back in action today against the Hamilton Joes at Simmons Field. First pitch is at 7 pm.