LAPEER – Carman-Ainsworth traveled to Lapeer on Monday, dropping both games in the doubleheader.; Lapeer’s Ryan Frack threw a perfect first game, facing 21 batters with two strikeouts, no runs and no walks to beat Carman-Ainsworth 3-0. Lapeer scored runs in the first, third and seventh innings with five hits total.
In the second game, the Cavaliers fell 5-1. Both teams were held scoreless through four innings. Lapeer scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning. Carman-Ainsworth scored one in the bottom of the fifth, but failed to rally for any more. The Cavaliers tallied just four hits.
The Cavaliers fell to Grand Blanc last Wednesday, 3-2 in the first game of the doubleheader. The second game was called for darkness with Grand Blanc leading 6-0.
Carman-Ainsworth was leading the first game 2-1 up until the bottom of the eighth inning when Grand Blanc hit a single off a pitch from Matt Durbin and scored two runs for a walk-off win.; Aaron Gagnon started the night out pitching to Carman- Ainsworth, going four innings with zero runs, one hit and retired one batter. Durbin came in to finish the game, allowing two runs, three hits and struck out one.
Last Tuesday, Carman-Ainsworth faced New Lothrop, taking the first game 4-3 after several lead changes that came down to the final inning.; New Lothrop took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning and Carman-Ainsworth then tied it up 1-1 in the bottom of the third before taking a 2-1 lead in the fourth. New Lothrop scored two in the sixth inning, but Carman-Ainsworth fired right back to tie it at 3-3. The game-winning run was driven in by Charles Hall, who hit a single to drive in Spencer Fiewig from second base.
The Cavaliers dropped the second game 7-1 in a battle of young pitchers. Freshman Logan Brassaw threw four innings for Carman-Ainsworth, followed by sophomore Harrison Hogan. Freshman Nathaniel Lane earned the win for New Lothrop, allowing only one run.
Carman-Ainsworth hosts Mt. Pleasant tonight. – K.R.