Cody Nauer and Devon Middlemus combined on a three-hitter Tuesday as host Lakewood downed Columbus West in a Division II district first-round matchup.
Nauer gave up two hits, striking out seven and walking none in the win, with Middlemus relieving in the fifth inning. West pitchers walked eight and hit six batters in the game.
J.T. Smith had a double for the Lancers (5-21) and Cameron Downs and catcher Trent Delcecato each had two hits. Branson Hinkle had three RBIs, Smith two and Zack Cozad, Jarrod Bowman, Nauer and Downs each had an RBI.
Thirteenth-seeded Lakewood will play at sixth-seeded Heath at 5 p.m. Thursday for a district semifinal berth.