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Fairview 14, Lutheran West 3
By Kristen Sedlak staff
Thursday, April 12, 2012

With their record 0-3, the Lutheran West softball team and its fans were looking for to their first win of the year. Many felt that the Lady Longhorns had a real chance against the Fairview Warriors, and held out hope that this would be the game that LW would finally taste victory. Unfortunately after a quiet day at the plate and poor defense, the Longhorns fell to the Warriors 14-3 and once again the Longhorn faithful would go home unsatisfied.
The game started innocently enough. As had been the case in their last two games against Firelands and Fairview, the Longhorns displayed great defense for the first three innings, allowing Fairview to score only two runs. Again, as has been the case for all three games this season, despite the fact that the defense was strong, West had trouble hitting the ball and went quickly in the first three innings.
The fourth inning spelled disaster for the Longhorns. With the score 2-0 Fairview at the start, West was still in the game.  After a few critical errors and mental mistakes in the fourth inning, the Longhorn defense fell apart. The Warriors managed to score nine runs alone in the fourth inning. By the time West came up to bat the score was 11-0.
While the game was out of reach, LW was not interested in throwing away their at bats to get the game done. Sophomore Carey Smith knocked in the first run with a double. West gained momentum and managed to score another two runs, making the score 11-3. 
Fairview scored another three runs in the top of the fifth to make the score 14-3. Since the Longhorns couldn't push any runners across in the bottom of the frame, Fairview led by ten or more runs and the game was called via the mercy rule after five innings of play.
Mon 4/2/12
L, 20-2
Wed 4/4/12
L, 4-3
Wed 4/11/12
L, 4-2
Thu 4/12/12
L, 14-3
Mon 4/16/12
L, 4-2
Tue 4/17/12
L, 8-1
Wed 4/18/12
L, 7-2

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