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Lutheran West 14, Open Door 8
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Friday, April 1, 2011

OPEN DOOR --  With little fanfare, Lutheran West began the 2011 campaign with a trip to the mud pit at Open Door.  The Longhorns quickly took a big lead and, save for the fourth inning, dominated the game from start to finish bringing home a 14-8 win.   

Open Door really did little to keep the Longhorn offense at bay.  Pair LW’s 11 hits with 10 walks, three hit batsmen, nine wild pitches, four passed balls, and four errors and it’s not hard to see why LW plated 14 runs—only five earned.  That said LW’s offense wasn’t completely absent.  Junior Ricky Downer had three hits, two doubles, and two RBI’s.  Senior Brandon McCartney was 2-3 with a double and three RBI’s.  Sophomore Eric Lewis had a single and a double as well.

The game almost got away from LW in the fourth.  Senior Will Wagner (W, 1-0) started the game and threw three innings, allowing one run on one hit, leaving the game with a 10-1 lead.  First year head coach Trey Lamb went to sophomore David Pierce who struggled giving up six runs—five earned—on five hits and two walks in his one inning of work.  After working a quick 1-2-3 inning in the fifth, junior Armstead Black gave up a leadoff triple, an RBI single, and a walk in the sixth before he too was pulled by Lamb.   

Fortunately for Longhorn fans, junior Jake Dersi looked sharp on the mound and slammed the door shut.  Dersi, who came on in the bottom of the sixth inning with Patriots on first and second and no one out in a 13-8 game, struck out three and didn’t allow a ball out of the infield as he set down all six batters he faced to finish the game for the Longhorns.
Fri 4/1/11
W, 14-8
Thu 4/7/11
W, 5-3
Tue 4/12/11
W, 3-2
Wed 4/13/11
L, 16-5
2011 Coach Trey Lamb
2011 through current

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