Lansing Community College routes Frederick

On Saturday, the Lansing Community College baseball team got off to a rousing start in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series as the fifth-seed Stars routed fourth-ranked Frederick (Maryland) Community College, 13-2.

LCC (44-9) next plays on Monday against a to-be-determined opponent.

In Saturday’s win, the Stars racked up 22 hits, led by designated hitter Robert Cavin and right fielder Brendan Ham. Cavin was 4-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI. Ham was scored 4-for-6 with two doubles, five RBIs and two runs.

LCC took a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Blake McRae and never looked back, scoring three in the sixth, two in the seventh, two in the eighth and four in the ninth inning to put the game away.

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McRae and Chris Hege had three hits each. Hunter Lay, Jace Preston (Grand Ledge) and Shane Juday had two hits apiece.

LCC pitcher Grant Dittmer improved to 10-1, allowing two runs on eight hits in seven innings pitched, striking out nine. Holt graduate Elijah Stark pitched the final two innings, striking out one.

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