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Lutheran West 5, Buckeye 3
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Thursday, April 14, 2016   |  box score

ROCKY RIVER --  Lutheran West overcame a rough start to the game to knock off Buckeye for the first time since 2009 and advance to 5-2 on the year.  After falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first, West scored three times on two hits in the fourth to take the lead.  Senior Tommy Walker (S, 2) slammed the door with two perfect innings to earn the save. 

The game starting in ugly fashion, with sophomore Owen Albers (W, 1-0) struggling to find the strike zone and walking three in the inning.  Buckeye also gathered a pair of hits and when the inning finally ended on a bases-loaded ground ball to junior shortstop Scottie Berghaus, the Bucks led 2-0.

From that point on, Albers settled down, coasting until the fifth when the visiting Bucks plated their final run of the game.  Albers coaxed 11 ground balls—seven to Berghaus at short.  Berghaus also fielded three ground balls in the seventh, and threw out all 10 baserunners at first.  Collectively, 16 of Buckeye’s 21 outs in the game were on groundballs.  LW committed zero errors.

West scored three times in the fourth to take the lead when junior Rory Zakareckis scored on a fielder’s choice from junior Alex Robinson.  Robinson scored the second run of the inning on a passed ball, and sophomore Jeremy Geye came around to score on junior Josh Cales’ RBI single.  

Cales scored LW’s first run when he walked, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch, and then scored on a sacrifice fly from Walker.
The last time LW defeated Buckeye was in 2009 when current LW assistant coach Justin Chislow (then a junior; he graduated in 2010) threw all seven innings to earn the win 6-2.  Mike Holick (class of 2010) had two doubles in the game.
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
Wed 4/13/16
W, 10-3
Thu 4/14/16
W, 5-3
Fri 4/15/16
W, 5-2
Mon 4/18/16
W, 2-0
Tue 4/19/16
W, 12-2
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