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Lutheran West 5, Brookside 0
By Mark Fenske  |  LutheranWest.com staff
Thursday, April 11, 2019   |  box score

ROCKY RIVER --  LW 5, Brookside 0

Senior John Smolik (W, 2-1) was dominant all day, pitching a complete game shutout and compiling 12 strikeouts while not walking a batter. Only three times in the entire game did he throw three balls to a single batter and was able to complete the game in only 89 pitches. 
Brookside was only able to manage six baserunners.  Two of those were thrown out on the bases and three of them were stranded on first base.  Only once did Brookside manage two hits in the same inning.  

The games started innocently enough.  On the first pitch, Brookside’s lead off hitter line a single to shallow left.  He then tried to steal second.  Sophomore catcher Jake Gross threw him out with a perfect throw to junior Jeremiah Stover covering at second base.  That play set the tone for the game.

In the third, Brookside decided to test the LW defense again. With one out and runners on first and third, Brookside’s leadoff hitter hit a fly ball to straight away center field.  As sophomore Trey DeCicco caught the fly ball, the runner on third tagged and sprinted for home.  DeCicco’s throw to Gross at the plate was perfect, nailing the runner from third by four steps. That play was Brookside’s last real scoring threat of the entire game.

Offensively, West had runners in scoring position every inning. Junior Tyler Robinson reached base in all four plate appearances (three hits and an error), had a pair of stolen bases, and scored three times.  Senior Jake Albrecht had two hits in two plate appearances with an RBI.  While Lutheran West managed no extra base hits, they continually put pressure on Brookside’s defense, totaling 18 different players reaching base in the six innings that they came to the plate. 

West advances to 6-3 on the season and more importantly 5-2 in conference play.  They host Cuyahoga Heights if the weather holds out on Friday.
 
Schedule
Date
Opponent
Results
Tue 3/26
W, 5-3
Wed 3/27
L, 22-6
Thu 3/28
L, 21-1
Mon 4/1
Postponed
Tue 4/2
W, 5-3
Wed 4/3
W, 9-8
Thu 4/4
L, 9-2
Mon 4/8
W, 20-1
Tue 4/9
W, 10-1
Thu 4/11
W, 5-0
Fri 4/12
W, 11-9
Mon 4/15
Postponed
Tue 4/16
L, 4-3
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