Is The Winning Streak Good Enough to beat Cortland?
In New York, Oswego baseball is the second-highest ranked team, just one spot back of conference foe, Cortland.
The Lakers are on a fantastic hot streak at the moment, having won six straight games in a row. The Lakers have allowed only six runs in the past four games, while their opponents have allowed the Lakers to score a total of thirty-four runs. What’s most interesting about their current performance is how they’re able to score so many runs against their opponents. Those opponents, in particular, were a doubleheader against Canton and a doubleheader against Clarkson. As you may know, scoring a total of that many runs against your opponent in baseball is very rare.
However, the Lakers seem to do it every other game. Against Wesley, the Lakers defeated them by a score of 22-4, and that final score was with non-stop offense from the Lakers. The crazy thing is the Lakers also defeated St. Lawerance by a score of 27-7. So how are they scoring such a high number of points against opposing teams? In my opinion, their greatest advantage is team chemistry.
Their chemistry was on full display when the Lakers battled Oneonta in a doubleheader. In this first game, Oswego earned all four runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back. However, the second game came down to the wire, with Myles Felton an outfielder for the Lakers stole home in the bottom of the seventh to win the game. Bringing them to a fantastic record of 19-8, which is eleven games above five hundred. Second in the SUNYAC conference league right behind Cortland. I think if the Lakers are able to play the way they have been playing and the way the 2018 team played, then they will continue to be hard to beat. They will need to keep up their team chemistry as senior players leave. In 2018 the Lakers did a great job in the SUNYAC Championship, upsetting Cortland helped the Lakers clinch the second league crown which they haven’t been able to achieve in many years.
I know coach Brown’s team isn’t the New York Yankees. However, if the Lakers want to keep up with Cortland who is also having an incredible season. The Lakers will have to keep playing good baseball. That is why this matchup between them coming week is very importent.
The Lakers doubleheader ageinest the Cortland Red Dragons and, although Cortland is in the first place spot it will be interesting to see who will win and which team will come up on top. For the Lakers, players to look out for when these to teams do verse are Lukas Olsson, Nick DeMarcos and Mike Dellicarri, three players that have fantastic chemistry on the diamond. The Junior Lukas Olsson placed second in the SUNYAC, with 30 RBI and is third in batting average (.373). As for the senior right-hander pitcher DeMarcos has pitched 31.0 innings for the Lakers receiving an ERA of 2.61. While versing the Lakers, Cortland should especially look out for Mike Dellicarri: this senior for the Lakers is seventh in the for home runs with 4 and Dellicarri has 20 RBI with a slugging percentage of 446 and an on-base percentage of 625. However, two out of three of these players are seniors and will soon be graduating. In order to keep up their winning streak in the future, they will need to be replaced with players that have the same kinds of personalities.
Right now, these three players playing for the Lakers and with each of them contributing with great stats I think that it’s going to be difficult for the Cortland to beat them. However, Cortland has been playing fantastic baseball as well. Cortland has zero loses in the SUNYAC league, while the Lakers have only have one. Cortland played two extra games than the Lakers, so Cortland’s record is 21-9-1 while the Lakers record is 19-9-0. Two games above the Lakers, this doubleheader is a giant game, making team chemistry very important
I think that the Lakers will have the confidence and the motivation to defeat Cortland.