The Mercyhurst baseball team was on a season high eight-game winning streak.
The beginning of the winning streak began with a win against Queens College in Florida on Friday, March 1.
During the streak the Lakers beat Queens twice, Salem International three times, West Liberty, Grand Valley State twice and finished the streak with a win over Penn State Greater Allegheny.
The Lakers pitching staff dominated.
Senior pitcher Ben Rawding kept his current victory streak going, currently at 18. The pitching staff left opponents’ average runs to only 1.75 per game during the streak.
The Lakers were scoring an average of 6.4 runs a game, outscoring their opponents by an average of five runs a game, which helped men’s baseball win a lot of games.
Opening pitch for the first game is set for 1 p.m. with game two to follow.
Senior shortstop Zak Blair credits the team’s previous streak to the players’ combined efforts on the diamond.
“We were confident as a team, and we were getting timely hits and working together as a team,” Blair said.
The Lakers’ win streak came to an end in the PSAC opener on Friday, March 22, against California University.
The Lakers dropped their first meeting with California University, 13-4, but bounced back in the second game, recording a 3-1 victory. Rawding recorded his 18th consecutive win in game two.
The Lakers traveled back home to face the California University Vulcans for two matches on Sunday, March 24 ,in the Lakers’ home opener. It was not a solid two games for the Lakers, as they dropped game one, 5-1, and game two, 3-1.
“We just need to stay together and keep working hard as a team. We need to believe in ourselves and believe in our teammates,” Blair said.
The Lakers will be back in action at home against Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a doubleheader on Friday, March 29. Opening pitch for the first game is set for 1 p.m. with game two to follow.