Lakers beat Methodist

Lakers beat Methodist

The Garrett Lakers bullpen threw four shutout innings and Juan Pinero hit an RBI triple in the seventh inning to give the Lakers the lead as they defeated the Monarchs of Methodist University 7-5 in Fayetteville, NC on Thursday evening. Methodist jumped out to a 5-1 after four innings, but a four-run fifth by the Lakers tied the game at 5-5. Todd Stocks relieved Laker starter Michael Joyce in the sixth and threw two shutout innings to pick up the win. Edmanuel Valentin got out of a jam in the eighth by getting Monarchs shortstop to pop up to Cameron Douglas to end the inning and Coby Howatineck pitched a scoreless ninth striking out two to get his first collegiate save. The Lakers upped their record to 8-5 and will be back in action on Saturday as they play Schenectady Community College at 2:45 PM in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.