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Saturday, May 4, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY DROPS DH TO SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 13-3 & 5-3

Sinclair

DAYTON – The Eastern Gateway Gators dropped their second doubleheader in as many days to Sinclair Community College, losing the opener 13-3 then falling in the nightcap, 5-3.

In the first game, Doug Painter had a double as the Gators (18-21, 10-16: Ohio Community College Athletic Conference) were held to four hits.

In the nightcap, Evan Knaus registered two doubles as Sinclair scored a run in the fifth and sixth inning to break open a 3-3 tie.

Friday, May 3, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY DROPS TWIN BILL TO SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 5-0 & 13-3

Sinclair

DAYTON – The Eastern Gateway Gators dropped a doubleheader to Sinclair Community College, losing the opener 5-0 and dropping the nightcap 13-3.

In the opener, Bene Pomales had two hits while Logan Torma absorbed the loss, allowing five runs on seven hits.

EGCC (18-19, 10-14: Ohio Community College Athletic Conference) fell in the nightcap, 13-3 as Evan Knaus led the Gators offensively with three hits, two home runs and three runs batted in.

Noah Laster took the loss.

Both teams will play another doubleheader today with first pitch set for 1 p.m.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY DROPS TWIN BILL TO MERCYHURST NORTH EAST; LOSES OPENER 4-0 AND NIGHTCAP 6-0

Mercyhurst North East

AUSTINTOWN – The Eastern Gateway Gators dropped their second doubleheader in as many days to Mercyhurst North East (22-15, 12-8: Ohio Community College Athletic Conference) Sunday at Austintown Fitch High School, losing the opener 4-0 and then falling in the nightcap, 6-0.

In the opener, the Gators (15-18, 9-13) could manage just four singles off the bats of Doug Painter, Evan Knaus, Grant Williams and Nick Benson.  Josie Ayala suffered the loss, allowing three earned runs while, striking out three and scattering five hits in five innings of work.

In the nightcap, EGCC’s Bene Pomales had the only hit, an infield single with  Logan Torma tagged with the loss.

The Gators will travel to Lorain Community College on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. game with the Commodores.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY DROPS TWIN BILL TO MERCYHURST NORTH EAST; LOSE OPENER 9-7 AND NIGHTCAP 8-3

Mercyhurst North East

AUSTINTOWN – The Eastern Gateway Gators dropped a doubleheader to Mercyhurst North East (20-15, 10-8: Ohio Community College Athletic Conference) Saturday at Austintown Fitch High School, losing the opener 9-7 and then falling in the nightcap, 8-3.

In the first game, Evan Knaus led the Gators (15-16, 9-11) offensively with a grand slam, double and five runs batted in.  Antonio Walker had two hits, including a double and Hayden Kristophel also added double with Dylan Dickey absorbing the loss.

In the second game, Derickmael Cuadrado dropped the decision as the Saints limited the Gators to three safeties.

Nick Benson hit a solo home with Jerermiah Papa and Knaus each singling to account for the other two hits.

EGCC will meet Mercyhurst North East will meet again today in a doubleheader at Rich Coppola Field.

First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 26, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY C.C. BASEBALL CANCELS FRIDAY’S DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST MERCYHURST NORTH EAST; TEAMS TO PLAY DH ON SATURDAY BEGINNING AT 4:30 P.M.

Mercyhurst North East

YOUNGSTOWN – UPDATE: The Eastern Gateway Gators and Mercyhurst North East baseball teams will meet in a doubleheader on Sunday, April 28 at Austintown Fitch High School.

The twin bill is a make-up of their Friday, April 26 doubleheader that was postponed due to rain.

First pitch at Rich Coppola Field is set for 4:30 p.m.

ORIGINAL: Today’s doubleheader between the Eastern Gateway Gators and Mercyhurst North East baseball teams has cancelled due to rain.

Both teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 27th at Austintown Fitch High School.

First pitch at Rich Coppola Field is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY SPLITS OCCAC DOUBLEHEADER WITH TRI-C, WINNING FIRST GAME 6-5 AND DROPPING NIGHTCAP, 11-1

Cuyahoga

AUSTINTOWN – Grant Williams’ two-run, walk-off homer with one away in the seventh inning helped lift Eastern Gateway to a 6-5, come-from-behind victory over Tri-C in the opening game of their doubleheader Saturday at Austintown Fitch High School.

Tri-C won the nightcap, 11-1.

Evan Knaus, Antonio Walker and Williams each had two hits to pace the Gators (15-14, 9-9; Ohio Community College Athletic Conference) offensively with Josie Ayala picking up the win in relief of starter Derickmael Cuadrado.

In the nightcap, Jeremiah Papa and Kayden Kristophel each doubled as Dylan Dickey absorbed the loss.

EGCC will host Mercyhurst in a doubleheader Friday and Saturday at Austintown Fitch’s Rich Coppola Field.

First-pitch Friday is slated for 1 p.m. with Saturday’s twin bill set for a 4:30 p.m. start.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY DROPS 3-0 DECISION TO CCAC-BOYCE

MONROEVILLE, PA. – The Eastern Gateway Gators dropped a 3-0 decision to Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce Wednesday to fall to 14-13 on the season.

Noah Laster pitched six strong innings and had the only hit for the Gators.

Josie Ayala gave up all the runs in relief to absorb the loss.

Eastern Gateway will host Tri-C in a doubleheader Saturday at Austintown Fitch High School’s Rich Coppola Field.

First-pitch slated for 3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY C.C. BASEBALL CANCELS APRIL 19 HOME DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST TRI-C; NO MAKE-UP SCHEDULED

YOUNGSTOWN – The Eastern Gateway Gators baseball team has cancelled their April 19 home doubleheader with Tri-C at Austintown Fitch High School.

No make-up date has been scheduled.

The Gators will host Tri-C in a doubleheader on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Rich Coppola Field.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY SALVAGES SPLIT WITH LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE; GATORS DROP FIRST GAME 12-10, WIN NIGHTCAP 5-4 ON WALK-OFF DOUBLE BY HAYDEN KRISTOPHEL IN SEVENTH INNING

AUSTINTOWN – Hayden Kristophel’s walk-off double in the bottom of seventh inning lifted the Eastern Gateway Gators to a 5-4 victory over Lakeland Community College on Saturday and a doubleheader split at Austintown Fitch High School.

Kristophel’s hit scored Jeremiah Papa with the game-winning run as EGCC (14-12, 8-8: OCCAC) salvaged a split of their four-game weekend series with LCC.

Papa had three hits, including a double in the second game with Doug Painter also adding a double to pace the Gators offensively.  Derickmael Cuadrado picked up the win in relief of Logan Torma.

In the opening tilt, Lakeland defeated the Gators 12-10 despite 11 hits by EGCC.

Painter and Evan Knaus each had three hits, including a double and Antonio Walker two for the Gators.  Cuadrado suffered the loss as he earned the decision in  both games.

Eastern Gateway will next play at CCAC-Boyce on Wednesday with first-pitch slated for 1 p.m.

Friday, April 12, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY SPLITS OCCAC TWIN BILL WITH LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE; GATORS WIN FIRST GAME 8-2, LOSE SECOND 12-7

AUSTINTOWN – The Eastern Gateway Gators split a doubleheader with Lakeland Community College Friday, winning the first game 8-2 while dropping a 12-7 decision in the nightcap at Austintown Fitch High School.

Noah Laster, the reining Ohio Community College Athletic Conference “Pitcher of the Week,” went the distance in the opener to pick up the win, striking out nine, walking just one and scattering 10 hits.

Doug Painter and Hayden Kristophel each had three hits with Painter adding a double to pace EGCC (13-11, 7-7: OCCAC) offensively.  The Gators’ 13-hit attack also included two hits with a double from both Grant Williams and Jeremiah Papa.

In the nightcap, Laster and Evan Knaus each homered and had three hits with Knaus and Painter also adding doubles.

Josie Ayala went four innings, allowing three runs on six hits as Logan Torma absorbed the loss in relief.

The two teams will conclude their four-game series Saturday with another twin bill beginning at 12 noon at Rich Coppola Field.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY TOPS LORAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 13-3 FOR 12TH WIN OF SEASON; GATORS CRANK “3” HR’S

Lorain County

AUSTINTOWN – Grant Williams and Noah Laster narrowly missed hitting for the cycle as Eastern Gateway defeated Lorain Community College, 13-3 Wednesday at Austintown Fitch High School.

Williams reached base all four at-bats with a three-run homer, single, walk and double while Laster added a solo home run, single, walk and triple to pace the Gators (12-10) offensively.

Doug Painter also had a homer and a double, Evan Knaus two doubles as EGCC pounded out 14 hits for their third time in their last five outings.

Alfredo Cruz picked up the win while Lorain fell to 9-12.

The Gators will host Lakeland Community College in a doubleheader Friday beginning at 12 noon at Rich Coppola Field.

Tuesday,  April 9, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY PITCHER NOAH LASTER IS OCCAC “PITCHER OF THE WEEK” – GATORS TO MEET LORAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE WEDNESDAY AT 2 P.M. AT AUSTINTOWN FITCH HIGH SCHOOL’S RICH COPPOLA FIELD

YOUNGSTOWN – Eastern Gateway Gators pitcher Noah Laster has been named the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference “Pitcher of the Week” for games played April 1-7, it was announced today by the league office (http://www.occac.org/POTW_4-8-19).

Laster, a freshman who starred scholastically for the Jackson-Milton Blue Jays, earned his second weekly honor this season after posting a 2-0 mark for the week as the Gators moved to 11-10 overall and 6-6 in league play.

He pitched 13 innings in a pair of starts, opening the week with a 7-inning, 3-1 complete game victory over Edison State. He fanned 10 batters and allowed just two hits with issuing a walk.

He also posted a win over Owens Community College and for the week, struck out 16 batters, issued just two walks and allowed five runs.

Dominick Bucko of Cuyahoga Community College was the OCCAC “Player of the Week.”

EGCC hosts Lorain Community College Wednesday in a single, nine-inning game beginning at 2 p.m.

All Gators home games are played at Austintown Fitch High School’s Rich Coppola Field.

Monday,  April 8, 2019

EGCC BASEBALL “9TH INNING DINNER” SET FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH AT CIMINERO’S BANQUET CENTER IN NILES

NILES – On Friday, April 26th, the Eastern Gateway Gators’ baseball team will be hosting their annual “9th Inning Dinner” at Ciminero’s Restaurant (123 North Main Street) in Niles. Proceeds will benefit EGCC athletics with a silent auction, 50-50 raffle and raffle baskets available for bid to those in attendance. Cost is $40 each with doors opening at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7 p.m.

Further information can be obtained by calling Abbie Twyford Wilson at 330-480-0726, ext. 3129 or via e-mail at [email protected].

Flyer: Baseball Dinner (April 26th 2019)

Sunday,  April 7, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY SPLITS SECOND CONSECUTIVE DOUBLEHEADER WITH OWENS COMMUNITY COLEGE; GATORS LOSE OPENER 17-7, WIN NIGHTCAP, 4-3 IN EIGHT INNINGS TO MOVE TO 11-10 OVERALL AND 6-6 IN OHIO COMMUNITY COLLEGE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

PERRYSBURG – The Eastern Gateway Gators split their second consecutive twin bill Sunday with Owens Community College, losing the opener 17-7 then posting a 4-3 win over the Express in eight innings in the nightcap.

In the opener, freshman Noah Laster continued his assault on conference pitching going “4-for-4” to pace the Gators offensively.  Evan Knaus had two doubles while Andrew Wess and Doug Painter each added two hits.

In the nightcap, EGCC (11-10, 6-6: Ohio Community College Athletic Conference) pitcher Josie Ayala threw all eight innings for the complete game win.

Grant Williams and Wess each had two hits, including a double.  Painter also had two hits, posting the game winning RBI in the eighth inning.

The Gators will host Lorain Community College Wednesday at Austintown Fitch High School’s Rich Coppola Field.

First pitch is set for 2:00pm EST.

Saturday,  April 6, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY GATORS SPLIT TWIN BILL WITH OWENS COMMUNITY COLEGE; COP OPENER 7-4, LOSE NIGHTCAP 11-0

PERRYSBURG – The Eastern Gateway Gators split a doubleheader with Owens Community College on Saturday, winning the opener 7-4 while dropping the nightcap, 11-0.

Freshman Noah Laster picked up the win in the first game while Doug Painter’s two hits paced EGCC (10-9, 5-5: Ohio Community College Athletic Conference) offensively.

Nick Benson had the lone hit and was the only offense for the Gators in the nightcap.  Dylan Dickey absorbed the loss.

The two teams will conclude their four-game series with a twin bill today at the Owens Express Outdoor Sports Complex beginning at 1 p.m.

Thursday,  April 4, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY BASEBALL SCHEDULE REVISED; THIS WEEKEND’S GAMES WITH OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE PUSHED BACK TO SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

YOUNGSTOWN –  Please be advised that this weekend’s OCCAC four-game series at Owens Community College, originally scheduled for doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday, will now take place on Saturday and Sunday.

First pitch both days is slated for 11 a.m.

In other scheduling adjustments, the Gators’ April 23 game at Delta Community College has been cancelled while EGCC’s May 1 contest at Lorain Community College is now a doubleheader.

All Gators home games are played at Austintown Fitch High School’s Rich Coppola Field.

Tuesday,  April 2, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY GATORS SPLIT SECOND CONSECUTIVE TWIN BILL WITH EDISON STATE, WINNING OPENER 9-5 WHILE DROPPING NIGHTCAP, 2-1

AUSTINTOWN – The Eastern Gateway Gators split a doubleheader with Edison State for the second consecutive day on Monday, winning the opener 9-5 while dropping the nightcap, 2-1.

Hayden Kristophel reached base five times in the opener, going “3 for 3” with two walks, driving in three runs to pace the Gators (9-8, 4-4: OCCAC) offensively. Noah Laster added two hits, including a double while Andrew Wess also drove in three runs. Derick Cuadrado went seven innings, scattering four hits and allowing just two runs while striking out three for the win.

In the nightcap, Jake Clements had three hits including a triple, walk and stolen base to pace the Chargers (9-11, 5-5). Layne Riley went the distance to pick up the win, allowing just one run on seven hits while striking out nine. Doug Painter had two hits and Evan Knaus a run-scoring single to pace EGCC. Josie Ayala went six innings and allowed both runs, scattering seven hits in a losing effort. The Gators will play doubleheaders Friday and Saturday at Owens Community College.

Monday,  April 1, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY GATORS SPLIT TWIN BILL WITH EDISON STATE; GATORS WIN OPENER 3-1, DROP NIGHTCAP 11-6

AUSTINTOWN – The Eastern Gateway Gators split a league doubleheader with Edison State Monday, winning the opener 3-1 then dropping the nightcap, 11-6.

In the first game, Noah Laster fired a complete game, two-hitter, striking out 10 without allowing a walk to pace EGCC (8-7, 3-3; Ohio Community College Athletic Conference).  He also hit a solo home run and added a double offensively.

In the nightcap, the Chargers improved to 8-10 with the win as Evan Knaus paced the Gators with three hits, including a two-run homer and two doubles.  Hayden Kristophel also had a double as Dylan Dickey absorbing the loss.

EGCC will complete their four-game series against Edison State Tuesday with a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. at Austintown Fitch’s Rich Coppola Field.

Friday, March 29, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY BASEBALL SCHEDULE REVISED; SUNDAY’S GAME EDISON COMMUNITY COLLEGE NOW POSTPONED WITH MONDAY’S GAME STILL SCHEDULED FOR AUSTINTOWN FITCH H.S.

YOUNGSTOWN – Due to a cold, wintry forecast, Sunday’s baseball doubleheader between Eastern Gateway Community College and Edison C.C. has been postponed.

Monday’s doubleheader – the first game nine-innings in duration, the nightcap seven-innings – will still be played with first-pitch set for 11 a.m. The Gators’ game with Butler Community College on Tuesday has also been postponed. All  EGCC home games are played at Austintown Fitch High School’s Rich Coppola Field.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

EASTERN GATEWAY’S EVAN KNAUS NAMED OCCAC BASEBALL “PLAYER OF THE WEEK”

YOUNGSTOWN – Evan Knaus, a freshman from Boardman High School, has been named OCCAC “Player of the Week” for the action ending March 23.

In five games played, Knaus led the Gators (6-6, 2-2: OCCAC) to a 3-2 record, registered at least one hit in all give games with four multi-hit games to his credit.

He batted .632 with 12 hits in 19 plate appearances, scoring three runs, driving in 10 runners with two doubles and a home run for a 1.579 OPS.

In four league games at Clark State, he had 11 safeties and 10 of his r.b.i.’s.

He’s the first Gators’ player to win conference “Player of the Week” honors this season, joining Noah Laster who was named conference “Pitcher of the Week” earlier this month.

Noah Richard of Owens Community College was this week’s “Pitcher of the Week.”

Saturday, March 23, 2019

CLARK STATE EAGLES END EASTERN GATEWAY’S FIVE-GAME WIN STREAK; SWEEP TWIN BILL FROM GATORS, WINNING FIRST GAME 11-8 AND NIGHTCAP, 11-5

SPRINGFIELD – The Clark State Community College Eagles ended Eastern Gateway’s five-game winning streak, sweeping a doubleheader from the Gators 11-8 and 11-5 Saturday at Fairfield Park.

In the opener, Grant Williams paced the Gators (6-6, 2-2: OCCAC) offensively with three hits, including a home run.  Josie Ayala and Evan Knaus also had three hits and a double while Jeremiah Papa added two safeties.

In the nightcap, Logan Torma and Andrew Wess had three hits with Papa, Knaus and Noah Laster adding two hits.

EGCC will face CCAC-Boyce Wednesday in a single game at Austintown Fitch High School.

First pitch at Rich Coppola Field is 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

EASTERN GATEWAY GATORS END CHARTER BASEBALL CAMPAIGN WITH DOUBLEHEADER SWEEP OF EDISON COMMUNITY COLLEGE; EGCC WINS OPENER, 5-4 & NIGHTCAP, 5-2 

PIQUA – The Eastern Gateway Gators closed their charter baseball campaign with a doubleheader sweep of Edison Community College, winning the opener 5-4 and then capturing the nightcap 5-2 at Edison Field.

With the sweep, the Gators finished their charter season as a sport with a 12-17 mark, breaking an 11-game losing streak in the process.

In the opener, Kyle Campbell (3-5) tossed a complete game, striking out four while scattering nine hits.

Mark Herron had a double and three runs batted while Hayden Kristophel added a two-run single to pace EGCC offensively.

In the nightcap, Dakota Bingham (3-3) also went the route, allowing seven hits while striking out seven Chargers batters.

Gators infielder Kevin Sierra Tirado went “4 for 4” with a double and two r.b.i.’s with Doug Painter’s lacing two safeties and accounting for the other three runs batted in.

EASTERN GATEWAY GATORS DROP 8-1 DECISION TO CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHALLENGERS

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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.

Young fan, Kameron Neff, gets the first foul ball of the season

Eastern Gateway Baseball rolls in inaugural home game

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Eastern Gateway Community College plated three runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead for good in a 13-3 win over Allegheny County South

NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Eastern Gateway Community College plated three runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead for good in a 13-3 win over Allegheny County South Wednesday afternoon at Eastwood Field.

The contest was the inaugural home game of the first-year franchise.

Damion Coleman and Dylan Kurcon drove in three runs apiece in the win. Coleman finished the day 3-3, while Kurcon was 3-4.

Zack Johnson was a perfect 5-5 on the day with 2 RBI’s, while Kyle Campbell was 3-4 with 2 RBI’s. Mark Herron finished with two hits and 2 RBI’s in the victory.

Eastern Gateway improves to 8-3 overall on the season. The Gators return to action Friday at Edison State in a doubleheader.

Gators Earn First Victory Against LCCC

On March 11th, the Gators played a double header against Lorain County Community College. The first game the Gators won 5-3, and the second game 10-5.  Colton Esposito got the first win in Gator baseball history.

Colton Esposito winning pitch in game one.

Gators First Game!

Gino Demonaco (Historic First EGCC Batter)

Coach Flora

Coach Panno Ground Rules

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