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April 12th, 2023

Ritchey, Reed help Lakers gain split

Pair combine for 4 hits, 6 RBI in Westmoreland County nightcap

Chance Ritchey and Karson Reed each went 2-for-4 with three RBI as Garrett College routed Westmoreland County Community College, 12-2, to gain a split in last Friday's doubleheader.

Ritchey had two of GC's four doubles, with Grant Landis (four runs) and Zach Swanger adding one each.

Wyatt Slocum (two RBI), Kellen Kinsler (three runs), and Daniel Garcia (run, RBI) each added one hit in the Lakers' nine-hit attack.

Coleman Bullard (1-3) earned the pitching victory, spaced five hits and four walks over five innings with two strikeouts while yielding one earned run. Ethan Doctor finished the six-inning win by allowing an unearned run in one inning pitched.

Westmoreland scored twice in the home seventh off reliever Luis Rodriguez (2-2) to win the opener, 6-5. GC starter Matt Hutson went the first five innings, yielding four runs (two earned) on nine hits and two walks with one strikeout.

Brody Byrd pitched a scoreless sixth for the Lakers.

Ritchey (run, RBI) and Kinsler each had two hits in the Westmoreland loss while Chance Moore (double, run, two RBI), Nathaniel Junkins (double, run), and Michael Cubilete added hits. Will Bright also drove in a run.

The Lakers split two other doubleheaders last week, winning last Monday's opener against Cecil College and last Thursday's nightcap against CCBC-Dundalk.

Moore threw a six-hit complete game in the Cecil opener, striking out four with no walks. Cubilete (four runs, two RBI) and Rodriguez (run) each had two hits in the win over Dundalk.

"Up to this point, we have been consistently inconsistent," said GC head coach Eric Hallenbeck, who hopes his squad can begin stringing together some wins.

The Lakers play six home doubleheaders in 10 days against CCBC-Essex (April 13, noon), Hagerstown Community College (April 14, 1 p.m.), College of Southern Maryland (April 15, noon), Prince George's Community College (April 16, noon), WVU-Potomac State (April 19, 1 p.m.), and CCBC-Catonsville (April 22, noon).

"We have a busy week with two key region doubleheaders on Thursday versus Essex and Saturday versus College of Southern Maryland," said Hallenbeck.