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Lutheran West 15, Oberlin 10
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   |  box score

OBERLIN --  LW 15, Oberlin 10

Lutheran West did big damage late, scoring 7 unanswered runs in the sixth and seventh innings as the Longhorns break an ugly three game losing streak with a  15-10 win over host Oberlin on Tuesday. 

The Longhorns put pressure on Oberlin all game, scoring five runs in the third, two in the fourth, another run in the fifth, two in the sixth, and five in the seventh.  Sophomore Zach Hammer-Huber (W, 2-1) got the win in relief of junior starter Ryan Szczepinski.  Senior John Smolik struckout the side in the seventh in a non-save situation.

The most important hit came from Smolik in the sixth.  With two outs and a sophomore Trey DeCicco on third in the top of the sixth inning and West down 10-8,  junior Hunter Albers drew a full count walk and then stole second. That brought up Smolik.  Smolik drilled a 1-2 pitch over the head of the center fielder to score both DeCicco and Albers and tie the game up at 10. 

After Hammer-Huber posted a shutdown inning in the bottom of the sixth, West exploded for five runs in the seventh.  Junior Jeremiah Stover rapped his third hit of the day—he reached base all four of his plate appearances—to start the inning. With one out, junior Tyler Robinson doubled to center to score Stover.  Robinson scored on a double by senior Jake Albrecht (his second double of the day). Albrecht scored on DeCicco’s second double of the day.  Albrecht and DeCicco both finished the day with a pair of RBIs. Albers knocked in a run with a ground out, and Smolik grabbed his third RBI of the afternoon when he singled to score LW’s final run.

West looks to finish the season sweep when they host the Phoenix tomorrow.
Tue 3/26
W, 5-3
Wed 3/27
L, 22-6
Thu 3/28
L, 21-1
Mon 4/1
Tue 4/2
W, 5-3
Wed 4/3
W, 9-8
Thu 4/4
L, 9-2
Mon 4/8
W, 20-1
Tue 4/9
W, 10-1
Thu 4/11
W, 5-0
Fri 4/12
W, 11-9
Mon 4/15
Tue 4/16
L, 4-3
Wed 4/17
L, 14-13
Thu 4/18
L, 7-6
Tue 4/23
W, 15-10
Wed 4/24
W, 11-1
Thu 4/25
L, 5-0
Fri 4/26
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