Lutheran West 4, Buckeye 1
By Mark Fenske  |  LutheranWest.com staff
Monday, May 14, 2018   |  box score

ROCKY RIVER --  The future is bright for Lutheran West baseball.  The Longhorns rode its underclassmen to a 4-1 win over visiting Buckeye on Senior Night at Lutheran West as it finished conference play with double digit wins for the third consecutive year.

Sophomore Ryan Szczepinski (W, 3-0) kept the senior laden Bucks off balance all day with a steady diet of cutters and curveballs, striking out six and allowing only three hits in his seven innings of work.  The Bucks, who boast 10 seniors on the squad, looked completely baffled by Szczepinski, continually swinging over the top of pitches in the dirt.

Offensively, Buckeye’s pitching kept LW at bay for most of the game.  But sophomore Tyler Robinson came up with the big hit—a two out single to score senior Alex Gavlak from second base to give LW the 1-0 lead in the second. 

West would not score again until the bottom of the sixth when they plated three runs to make the score 4-0. With two outs and no one on, the seniors finally started pulling their weight. Senior Rory Zakareckis singled up the middle.  Then Gavlak singled through the right side.  Junior Jake Albrecht’s infield single loaded the bases.  After a wild pitch scored Zakareckis from third, two more runs came in thanks to a throwing error on Buckeye’s shortstop. 

Buckeye scored a meaningless run in the bottom of the seventh without benefit of a hit (a walk, a hit batsman, and a couple of ground outs).
 
Schedule
Date
Opponent
Results
Tue 3/27
L, 15-4
Wed 3/28
L, 10-2
Tue 4/10
W, 10-6
Wed 4/11
L, 11-1
Thu 4/12
W, 12-2
Fri 4/13
L, 3-2
Sat 4/14
W, 7-2
Thu 4/19
W, 11-1
Fri 4/20
W, 15-2
Mon 4/23
W, 9-7
Tue 4/24
W, 11-1
Thu 4/26
L, 1-0
Mon 4/30
W, 3-1
Tue 5/1
W, 17-14
Wed 5/2
L, 14-11
Thu 5/3
L, 13-2
Fri 5/4
W, 11-0
Mon 5/7
L, 16-4
Wed 5/9
W, 28-0
Thu 5/10
W, 8-3
Mon 5/14
W, 4-1
Wed 5/16
L, 3-2
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