BLOG: Paced by a potent offensive attack, the Lafayette Commodores took game one of their best-of-three series with Kosciukso on Friday night.LHS grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning against Kosciusko starter Coy Sorenson on an infield single from Jarrett Patton and never looked back in a game it won 11-3. LHS then tacked on two more runs in the second inning and seven in the third inning to put away the contest. The offensive epxlosion pleased LHS coach Greg Lewis, who said his team had a great approach at the plate against the Whippets’ top left-hander.
“We got off to a good start. The boys did what they were supposed to do. We didn’t swing at that many curveballs. There were a couple of times where we swung a little too early, but they did a good job of going with our plan,” Lewis said. “We didn’t do a good job with that plan on Wednesday in practice, but we did a better job on Thursday and it paid off tonight. Really, I thought we swung the bat even better than I thought we could.”
Some of the big hits for the ‘Dores in the win came from Josh Mills, who drove in two with a double in the second inning, Kent Hill, who drove in three with a bases-loaded double in the third and Tyler Mize, who scored two in the third with a single. Dylan Gossett, Lafayette’s No. 6 hitter, also had two hits in the victory.
LHS will be back in action today at Kosciusko. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. A third game would be played if the Whippets earn a win in the second contest. (April 23, 2011)