Congratualtions are in order for freshman pitcher Russ Hogue being named GLIAC Pitcher of the Week. Russ was the second Lake Erie pitcher to receive the honors. Check out the full release by the LEC Sports Information Department below.
PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College freshman righthanded pitcher Russ Hogue (Belle Center, Ohio/Indian Lake) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Pitcher of the Week by the league office on Monday (April 30).It was the second time this season a Storm starter earned the honor after junior Adam Beach (Vermilion, Ohio/Vermilion) did so March 26th.Hogue tossed the best performance of his young career with a complete-game shutout against Ashland University Wednesday. The right-hander needed just 94 pitches to retire the Eagles for his first college victory. Hogue scattered eight hits but walked just one batter and was in command the entire way in the 9-0 victory.That win was the 22nd of the season for Lake Erie (24-20), setting a new school record for single season wins. The Storm enter the final week of the regular season, in second place in the GLIAC at 20-10.
In Other News:
Lake Erie will host it's annual Senior Day tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2, when the Storm welcomes in Ohio Dominican University. The ceremony honoring the 11 seniors will take place between games of the double-header. Game 1 will start at 2:00 pm. The ceremony should last approximately 25 minutes.
As far as the games are concerned, the Storm's magic number to clinch a playoff berth is down to one. Lake Erie swept a double-header against the Panthers back on April 11th in Columbus.