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Fairview 4, Lutheran West 2
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Tuesday, April 14, 2015   |  box score

ROCKY RIVER --  Of the two games played on Tuesday, the second game was by far the more easy to watch.  In the end, West still threw the game away and let the Warriors escape with a sweep.

Senior Nick Gambetta was sensational for the Longhorns, throwing 4.2 innings of two-hit baseball. He left the game with LW clinging to a 2-0 lead but the bases loaded with Warriors in the fifth.  Sophomore relief pitcher Alex Robinson struggled to throw strikes from the beginning, walking the first batter he faced on four pitches to plate Fairview’s first run of the game and cut LW’s lead to 2-1.  Robinson was saved by a sensational play by senior first baseman Matt Valletto to end the inning.

Unfortunately a fresh frame wasn’t helpful for Robinson, as he again struggled with his control in the sixth.  After a strikeout to start the frame, Robinson walked the bases loaded.  He then struck out the next batter and appeared to have escaped the frame unscathed when he coaxed a routine groundball to short.  Unfortunately, sophomore shortstop Scott Berghaus’ throw short-hopped Valletto at first and two runs scored.

Fairview pushed another run home in the seventh on a perfectly executed suicide squeeze.     
Offensively, West struggled all day, going two for nine with runners in scoring position and stranding eight men in the game.
Both of West’s runs involved freshman Owen Albers.  Albers scored the first run of the game when he singled to left to lead off the third, stole second, advanced to third on a base hit from Gambetta and then scored on a sac fly from freshman Matt Brosky.  Sophomore Josh Cales scored the second run when he singled to lead off the fourth, stole second, moved to third on a ground out by Robinson, and scored on a perfectly executed safety squeeze by Albers. 
Mon 3/30/15
W, 9-3
Wed 4/1/15
L, 1-0
Wed 4/8/15
W, 3-2
Mon 4/13/15
Tue 4/14/15
L, 17-7
Tue 4/14/15
L, 4-2
Wed 4/15/15
L, 11-1
Thu 4/16/15
L, 10-0
Fri 4/17/15
L, 5-3
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