Oak Harbor got off to a fast start, scoring four runs in the first two innings on its way to defeating Lakota, 8-6, at Fifth-Third Field on Saturday.
Andy Rathbun led the way by going 2-for-2 with a double, an RBI, two runs and three stolen bases. Mark Konieczny had an RBI and scored twice and Garrett Harvey had two hits and drove in a run.
Brandon Uher got the win, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits in four innings of work. A.J. Cecil came in during the top of the sixth to relieve Justin Warnke when he got into some trouble to end the Raider threat and hold a 6-5 lead for the Rockets. Oak Harbor would add two runs in the top of the seventh to give themselves some breathing room.
Perkins 3, Oak Harbor 1
In a pitchers' duel that saw neither team score an earned run, Perkins defeated Oak Harbor, 3-1.
Despite pitching well, A.J. Cecil took the loss, allowing three runs, none of them earned, on four hits in six innings. He struck out four and didn't walk a batter.
Mark Konieczny drew a walk and stole two bases before scoring his team's only run in the third inning.
With the loss, the Rockets fall to 11-5 overall and 3-3 in the Sandusky Bay Conference.