By Ben Murphy
Harrison opened its baseball season at home on Tuesday, getting swept by Lake City on a non-conference doubleheader by scores of 13-1 (six innings) and 11-1 in a contest shortened to five innings due to darkness.
“It was great to be outside,” Harrison head coach Tom Whitfield said. “The kids are working hard, they’ll get better, now we know what we have to work on. The games were closer than the scores would indicate.”
Cody Cooper took the loss in game one, pitching two innings while giving up seven runs, five earned. Allen Poole pitched three innings of relief, giving up one hit and one run. Dylan LaPorte and Justin Yager also pitched, with Yager striking out two batters.
Poole and Logan Tenwalde both had two hits to lead the offense.
Zack Anderson started game two for the Hornets, striking out four in two innings but suffered the loss.
Poole had a double, with Thomas Nunnally adding a single.
“Poole had a good day, he stood out,” Whitfield said. “Yager made two great catches in centerfield, both of them would have been on ESPN.”
Harrison (0-2) played at Grayling on Thursday and hosts Gladwin on April 25 in its Jack Pine Conference opener.