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May 21, 2013

A Don McCormack column: Home fires burn for Fitch

(Continued)

Along those lines...

Speaking of former Lakers, former PV baseball standout Brandon Easton had a tremendous season on the mound at Division II Lakeland Community College.

The southpaw hurler was named Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year after going 3-1 with a 1.89 earned run average in five OCCAC starts. Easton worked 33.1 innings in conference play, allowing but 22 hits and striking out 38.

Included in the three conference wins was a 17-strikeout, 3-hitter against North Central Missouri College.

For the season, Easton went 3-3, with a 2.36 ERA, starting eight games, four of which he went the distance, working 49.2 innings, allowing 32 hits, 13 earned runs, striking out 66 and walking 32.

Another former area standout, Edgewood graduate Bobby Dragon had a fine freshman season, posting a .273 batting average, a .382 on-base percentage and a .336 slugging percentage.

In 37 games, Dragon had 110 at-bats, scored 18 runs, had 30 hits, including four doubles and a homer, drove in 25 runs, pilfered four bases and drew a team-high 20 bases on balls.

Coach Howie Krause’s Lakers won their first OCCAC championship since 2004 this spring. Krause and Laker Wil Shortreed join Easton in collecting postseason hardware as Coach and Player of the Year, respectively.

McCormack is the sports editor of the Star Beacon. Reach him at donmac@suite224.net.

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