Laker Gameday Preivew: April 11 vs. SUNY Oneonta

Baseball opens up its home schedule on Saturday against SUNY Oneonta after 21 games away from Oswego (Taylor Clock | The Oswegonian).
Baseball opens up its home schedule on Saturday against SUNY Oneonta after 21 games away from Oswego (Taylor Clock | The Oswegonian).

The Oswego State Lakers return to Laker Baseball Field today for the first time this season as they host the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons.

The Lakers (16-5, 9-1 SUNYAC) look to keep a hot SUNYAC season going after dropping their first conference game to No. 2 in the nation SUNY Cortland on Tuesday 8-7 in extra innnings. Meanwhile, the Red Dragons of SUNY Oneonta (3-12, 0-4 SUNYAC) have struggled early on and have not won a game in one month when they beat Curry College 4-3 on March 11. They have dropped 10 games since then and have had a number of games postponed or cancelled.

The Lakers have been hot this season, with Eric Hamilton, Jordan Giller, Dan Sacoccio and Myles Kutscher leading the way with hits. Pitching for the Lakers has been a dominating force with a team ERA of 2.53 and a total of 136 strikeouts.

The Red Dragons have some bats of their own in Casey Kerdesky, LJ Gizzarelli and Joe Franke, all who lead their team in hits. The rest of the bats will need to light up in order to compete with the Lakers on Saturday. SUNY Oneonta has a combined team ERA of 6.91 and 65 strikeouts.

Playing less games than the Lakers is going to hurt them here against the white-hot Oswego State squad. First pitch is at 3 p.m.