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Stormers Drub Staten Island, 11-0

Jared Lakind tossed a three-hit shutout for seven innings late Saturday afternoon as the Lancaster Barnstormers romped to an 11-0 win over the Staten Island FerryHawks at SIUH Community Park.

Lakind (3-2) walked four and struck out five in the effort.  Only one hit left the infield, a double down the third base line by Angel Aguilar in the fourth.  Staten Island only had multiple runners on base at the same time in the seventh inning.  Lakind walked Aguilar to open the inning, then surrendered a two-out walk to catcher Matthew Garcia.  A passed ball sent the runners to second and third.  Brandon Pugh hit Garcia with a grounder on the left side for the third hit off Lakind, ending the inning.

Cole Aker and Brian Marconi each threw a perfect inning to complete the shutout.

Lancaster took advantage of 11 hits and messy play by the FerryHawks to reach double figures for the first time since May 20. 

Wilson Garcia reached on a throwing error to start the second.  Designated pinch runner Tyler LaPorte took over and was pushed to third on a pair of walks.  Yeison Coca got the run home with a sacrifice fly to right field.

Andretty Cordero doubled into the left field corner to lead off the third, the first hit off Michael Byrne (0-2).  He took third on a wild pitch before Kelly Dugan was hit by a pitch.  Trayvon Robinson found the gap in left center for an RBI double.  Dugan scored on an infield out by Garcia, and Robinson would make it 4-0, scoring on a wild throw on Jack Conley’s stolen base.

The third error of the afternoon for the FerryHawks allowed Cordero to score in the fourth, and the Barnstormers blew the game wide open in the fifth.

Joseph Carpenter opened that inning with a double and scored on a one-out triple by Jake Hoover.  Hoover, in turn came home on Coca’s single to right center.  Vincenzo Aiello replaced Byrne and walked Melvin Mercedes.  Cordero singled home Coca with the eighth run.  Mercedes scored on another throwing error.  Dugan doubled to left for the 10th run, and the 11th scored on a grounder by Robinson.

Altogether, the Barnstormers benefitted from four errors and seven walks.  Three of the runs off Byrne were unearned.

The two clubs will meet again on Sunday at 1:00.  Dominic DiSabatino (2-1) will matchup against Ryan Hartman (0-0), the third straight lefty starter for the FerryHawks.  Fans may tune in on FloBaseball at 12:55.

NOTES:  The Barnstormers have thrown two shutouts in the last three games…Lakind dropped his ERA to 1.96, second in the Atlantic League…Melvin Mercedes singled in the ninth to extend a streak to eight games…Cordero has scored in seven straight, and Robinson has hits in the last five…Lancaster has scored 54 runs in the last seven games.