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Lutheran West 9, Buckeye 3
By Mark Fenske  |  LutheranWest.com staff
Thursday, April 13, 2017   |  box score

BUCKEYE --  Lutheran West junior Owen Albers kept host Buckeye off balance all day and Lutheran West took advantage of several key Buckeye errors as the Longhorns advance to 8-0 and 6-0 in the PAC-12.  Lutheran West won in the swamp of Buckeye for the first time since 2008. 
 
The key play of the game happened in the bottom of the third inning.  With the Longhorns up 4-1, Buckeye had runners on first and second and one out.  Buckeye’s #4 hitter, Tyler Faught, hit a drive to left center field where Longhorn junior left fielder Rory Zakareckis dove in an effort to catch the ball.  When Zakareckis hit the ground, the ball was in his glove.  But the ball was jarred loose when he hit the ground.  Both of Buckeye’s runners, however, didn’t see that the ball was not caught and retreated to second and first. Zakareckis jumped to his feet and fired the ball into Longhorn junior Jeremy Geye who relayed the ball over to senior Tristan Zimmer at third base who stepped on third.  Then Zimmer tossed the ball to senior Alex Robinson at second base for a double play.  The umpires, who struggled to follow what happened, eventually figured out that it was an inning ending double play.  After play resumed, Buckeye seemed to have the life sucked out of them, and LW coasted to a 9-3 win.
 
Zakareckis, Albers, and senior Josh Cales both collected two hits on the day. 
 
The Longhorns scored a run in the first on an RBI from Zakareckis, three in the third on RBIs from juniors Michael Berghaus and Alex Gavlak, two unearned runs in the sixth, and three more in the seventh on RBIs from sophomore John Smolik and Cales.
 
West will play a two game series against Brooklyn next week.
 
Schedule
Date
Opponent
Results
Tue 3/28/17
W, 6-2
Wed 3/29/17
W, 9-1
Mon 4/3/17
W, 10-1
Tue 4/4/17
W, 8-3
Wed 4/5/17
W, 7-4
Mon 4/10/17
W, 10-1
Tue 4/11/17
W, 4-3
Thu 4/13/17
W, 9-3
Tue 4/18/17
W, 12-2
Wed 4/19/17
Suspended
Thu 4/20/17
L, 6-3
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