White Lake boys struggle in home opener|
White Lake’s home opener Tuesday was not a good outing for the Lakers baseball squad as it fell 21-6 to the Patriots.
“The simple things need to be done,” White Lake coach Matt Meronk said. “Unfortunately our defense took our offense out of the game.”
Goodman-Pembine jumped out to a 10-1 lead in the first two innings as White Lake’s pitching staff struggled in finding the strike zone.
Meronk dipped into his bull pen twice in the five inning contest. Earning the start was Kris Gallagher. Working the first inning and two-thirds he gave up 10 runs off two hits and walked eight for the loss.
Joe Kubacki took the mound in relief giving up nine runs from six hits. He walked five but struck out three. Closing out the evening was Jake Wegner with two runs off three hits and a walk.
“We just couldn’t throw a strike. Then to make matters worse, when we did start throwing strikes and Goodman-Pembine put the ball in play, we followed up with an error,” Meronk said.
White Lake did manage to scatter six runs throughout the night. Luke Wickersheim led the hitting going 3-for-3 with a double. Kubacki finished 1-for-1 with a double as well. Runs for the Lakers were provided by Wickersheim (two), Kubacki (two), Gallagher and Travis Guy.
The team will hit the practice field today before staying at home the remainder of the week as Phelps visits Thursday and Gillett on Friday.