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Columbia 13, Lutheran West 9
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Monday, May 14, 2012

Lutheran West saved their worst game for their last, mailing in their final game of the year and losing 13-9. The team totally failed to support sophomore starting pitcher Aaron Geye (L, 3-3), committing four errors in the three-plus innings he pitched. Those four errors led directly to the first six Columbia runs—four unearned runs in the first and two unearned in the second. 
After Geye ran out of gas in the top of the fourth, Coach Trey Lamb went to his bullpen bringing in sophomore Eric Szczepinski. He should have changed his defense instead.   Szczepinski’s first batter hit a ground ball to short. Error. That runner eventually scored Columbia’s tenth run of the game. In inning five with two on and two out, Szczepinski thought he had worked out of the jam when he was victim of yet another error on the infield. In the entire game, LW committed six errors that led to nine unearned runs.
Offensively, LW kept clawing back, but never could quite overcome the ever-growing deficit. After spotting Columbia four in the first, a senior Ricky Downer single and CJ Griffin single put LW on the board. In the second, a double from junior Tyler Cerny and an RBI infield single from Geye cut the lead to 6-2. The Longhorns scored two more runs in the third on an RBI double from junior Eric Lewis and a sacrifice fly from senior Andrew Samoson cutting the Columbia lead in half at 6-4. LW fell behind 10-4 in the top of the fourth but answered Columbia with two runs of their own on a two run RBI single from senior Jake Dersi
LW scored their final three runs in the seventh thanks to a single from Downer, a single from Lewis, a two-run double from Samoson, and a single from Cerny, but they ran out of outs and lost 13-9.
Fri 3/30/12
W, 15-5
Mon 4/2/12
L, 7-0
Tue 4/3/12
L, 2-8
Wed 4/4/12
L, 10-0
Wed 4/11/12
L, 10-7
Thu 4/12/12
W, 11-10
Mon 4/16/12
L, 20-5
Wed 4/18/12
L, 16-6
Thu 4/19/12
L, 3-1
Fri 4/20/12
L, 11-7
Mon 4/23/12
W, 12-2
Wed 4/25/12
L, 7-4
Thu 4/26/12
L, 7-5
Sat 4/28/12
L, 13-0
Sat 4/28/12
L, 8-3
Mon 4/30/12
L, 13-6
Wed 5/2/12
W, 6-1
Thu 5/3/12
W, 3-2
Mon 5/7/12
L, 10-6
Thu 5/10/12
W, 10-0
Fri 5/11/12
L, 6-4
Mon 5/14/12
L, 13-9
2012 Coach Trey Lamb
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