PARMA – The Eastern Gateway Gators (10-7) dropped an 8-1 decision to Cuyahoga Community College Saturday at Ron Mottl Field.
EGCC rapped out five hits, led by Doug Painter who had two safeties. Mark Herron added a double while Kyle Campbell plated the Gators’ lone run with a single in the fifth inning to avoid the shutout.
Three pitchers combined to scatter eight hits with Ryan Luciano absorbing the loss. Luciano worked four innings, struck out two and yielded seven hits.
Brody McGrath went “3 for 3” for the Challengers, scored twice and added an r.b.i., Robert Garrett and Chase Carmey each added two hits with Doug Smith picking up the win.
YSU and the Challengers will play a doubleheader today beginning at 1 p.m.