Brookside 6, Lutheran West 3
By Mark Fenske  |  LutheranWest.com staff
Thursday, April 20, 2017   |  box score

ROCKY RIVER --  Lutheran West lost their first game of the year, losing at home for the first time since April 23 of 2016.  West is now 9-1 on the season and 7-1 in conference play.  They will play rival Columbia in a back-to-back set with a chance to put a lock on the conference title next week.

It was the ultimate trap game.  Visiting Brookside boasted only two wins on the year and only 13 scored runs in the six conference games that they played.  LW had played from in front and in dominant fashion all year. Junior Owen Albers had already dominated two of the more potent offenses in the league—Buckeye and Keystone.  West was at home and awaiting the big showdown with Columbia next week.  Plus it was the end of spring break.  What could possibly go wrong?

Well, a lot.  Brookside scored two in the first and four in the second to jump out to a 6-1 lead.  Lutheran West managed to score two in the third to cut the lead to 6-3 on a one out base hit from junior Michael Berghaus with the rain pouring down that scored junior Rory Zakareckis and senior Scottie Berghaus from second.  After senior Tristan Zimmer was hit by the pitch and sophomore John Smolik flied out to right, the umpires spotted lightning and forced both teams to sit for the required 30 minutes.  After play resumed, junior Jeremy Geye singled to shortstop to load the bases, but senior Josh Cales popped up to end the rally.

West got men on in both of the next two innings but was unable to move them up. 

Fortunately for LW, even with the loss, they still hold a three game lead in the Stripes Division race.  Lutheran West is now 7-1.  The closest other team is Columbia at 3-4.  Clearview is 5-5.
 
Schedule
Date
Opponent
Results
Tue 3/28
W, 6-2
Wed 3/29
W, 9-1
Mon 4/3
W, 10-1
Tue 4/4
W, 8-3
Wed 4/5
W, 7-4
Mon 4/10
W, 10-1
Tue 4/11
W, 4-3
Thu 4/13
W, 9-3
Tue 4/18
W, 12-2
Wed 4/19
Suspended
Thu 4/20
L, 6-3
Mon 4/24
W, 5-1
Tue 4/25
W, 4-0
Wed 4/26
L, 9-1
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