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Black River 8, Lutheran West 7
By Emilie Hausmann  
LutheranWest.com staff
Thursday, May 8, 2014   |  box score

ROCKY RIVER --  Errors undid Lutheran West in their game versus the Black River Pirates, as the Longhorns gave a four run lead in the last two innings. Four Longhorn errors, three on their catchers, led to five unearned runs and ultimately an 8-7 loss.

The Longhorns fell apart in the bottom of the sixth inning. Up until that point, they had control over their play and over the game. However, the momentum changed in favor of the Pirates as LW began to fall apart and make mistakes. In addition, Black River took control of the game after their first two batters struck out. Lutheran West could not make the final out and struggled to make the smart play.

Throughout the first five innings of play, the Longhorns managed to take a lead through consistent action. They put the ball into action well and were testing the Pirates out in the field. However, when the momentum shifted away from the ‘Horns, they fell apart and could not muster any rallying of their own.

Sophomore Tommy Walker started on the mound in the loss and pitched 5.33 innings. In the 24 batters that he faced, he allowed five hits, two walks, seven runs, three earned runs, while striking out two. He put up a pretty solid line but the defense behind him was not playing cleanly, leading to the Pirates’ seven runs. In the end, it was senior Aaron Geye who earned the loss and moves to 5-3 on the season. He came in with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and gave up one unearned run.

One inning can kill a team and that is what happened to the Longhorns in this game. They struggled through the sixth and let that one inning be their downfall. The team also let their errors and mistakes plague their play and they just could not overcome them.

The team is now 10-8 overall and 9-7 in conference play.
Schedule
Date
Opponent
Results
Mon 3/31/14
L, 12-0
Tue 4/1/14
W, 13-3
Tue 4/8/14
W, 14-1
Wed 4/9/14
L, 5-4
Thu 4/10/14
L, 24-0
Fri 4/11/14
W, 10-6
Mon 4/14/14
W, 13-3
Thu 4/17/14
W, 4-2
Tue 4/22/14
W, 4-2
Wed 4/23/14
W, 4-2
Thu 4/24/14
L, 5-3
Fri 4/25/14
L, 6-4
Tue 4/29/14
W, 4-3
Thu 5/1/14
W, 5-3
Fri 5/2/14
W, 13-9
Mon 5/5/14
L, 8-0
Tue 5/6/14
L, 2-1
Thu 5/8/14
L, 8-7
Fri 5/9/14
W, 10-0
Fri 5/16/14
W, 10-0
Sat 5/17/14
L, 7-4
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