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Independence 4, Lutheran West 3
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Saturday, April 6, 2013   |  box score

ROCKY RIVER --  Senior David Pierce kept Independence off balance for four innings before tiring in the fifth and LW’s rally fell short as the Longhorns were swept in a double header on Saturday.  Pierce allowed only four hits and walked none, but fell just short as LW lost 4-3.

Tied 0-0 in the top of the fifth with one out and a runner on third, Independence ran a safety squeeze.  Pierce fielded the bunt but his throw home was late and Independence grabbed the lead 1-0.  After a steal of second and a single, LW found themselves down 2-0.   Pierce coaxed a fly out to center and was relieved by junior Greg Kunze.  Kunze was unable to get out of the inning, allowing a double down the left field line and a single to plate two more before fanning Independence’s best hitter, JP Sorma, on a full count to end the inning.

LW scored three in the sixth to cut the lead to 4-3, but it would not be enough.  After leadoff hits from sophomore Nick Gambetta and junior Eric Szczepinski, senior CJ Griffin knocked in LW’s first run with a single up the middle.  Senior Eric Lewis then plated two more with a double to left, but was thrown out at third after Independence’s throw to the plate got past the catcher.

Senior Tyler Cerny pitched two scoreless innings in the sixth and seventh to keep the game close.
Tue 4/2/13
W, 15-0
Sat 4/6/13
L, 11-5
Sat 4/6/13
L, 4-3
Mon 4/8/13
L, 12-2
Wed 4/10/13
L, 7-0
Thu 4/11/13
2013 Coach Trey Lamb
2011 through current

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