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Lutheran West 10, Parma 9
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Friday, April 1, 2016   |  box score

ROCKY RIVER --  Lutheran West brought the wood early yesterday and then held on, as the Longhorns bested the visiting Redmen of Parma. Freshman John Smolik should have gotten the win, but was victimized by West failing to hold the 8-2 lead that was on the scoreboard when he left the game after four solid innings of work.
West jumped on Parma starter Justin Hudeck in the driving rain and cold for two runs in the first and six in the second.  In the first, senior Tommy Walker tripled in sophomore Owen Albers and then scored on a sacrifice fly by sophomore Rory Zakareckis.  In the second inning, Albers, Walker and sophomore Matt Brosky each picked up bases-loaded RBIs.  Parma committed three errors in the inning, turning West’s two hits and four walks into six runs.  West scraped in their ninth run of the game when Walker doubled and scored on a single by Zakareckis in the fourth. 

The Redmen took advantage of a depleted Longhorn bullpen, as Zakareckis, working for the second day in a row, was in trouble the entire time he was in the game.  After three hits to start the fifth, Zakareckis coaxed a double play groundball back to him to minimize the damage.  The sixth was even worse as LW gave up five runs on four hits and a key error. 

Yet, LW was not going to be denied.  With one out in the bottom of the sixth, Brosky drilled a double to left center, moved to third on a single from Zakareckis, and scored on a double from sophomore Alex Gavlak.  The double was Gavlak’s first varsity at bat of his career.
Senior Tommy Walker (S, 1) made his first appearance of the year and was dominant, working a 1-2-3 seventh inning to earn the save.  Walker struck out two.  Brosky (W, 1-1) was credited with the win in relief pitching two-thirds of an inning. 
Wed 3/30/16
L, 8-7
Fri 4/1/16
W, 10-9
Tue 4/5/16
W, 9-1
Wed 4/6/16
W, 7-2
Tue 4/12/16
L, 8-5
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