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Keystone 7, Lutheran West 0
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Monday, April 2, 2012

While the box score looks pretty ugly—LW lost 7-0, committed four errors, scratched out zero hits, and struck out 18 times—Lutheran West’s baseball team had to feel pretty pleased with how the game went Monday.   First, they were playing against Keystone—the team that lost in the Regional Championship a year ago. Second, they were facing Keystone’s ace—senior Brandyn Sittinger, who has a baseball scholarship to Marshall. Despite those two facts, LW lost by only seven runs, and, if they hadn’t kicked the ball around a few times, would have been in a very tight ball game against a very good team. 
For a young team generally taking small steps, Monday’s game showed a lot of promise. 
Sophomore Aaron Geye looked like a real bonafide pitcher by working out of jams and generally minimizing the damage and avoiding the big inning. Geye worked four very effective innings allowing a single unearned run and keeping Keystone’s vaunted line up off balance with a nice mix of well-located fastballs and off speed pitches. While Geye’s trademark control was excellent, it was the noticeable increase in his velocity and the poise that belied his age that really impressed onlookers. 
Unfortunately for Geye, the defense behind him let him down. After a scoreless first, a walk, a weak infield hit that shouldn’t have been, and a wild pitch put runners on second and third and no one out. Geye calmly struck out the next three would be hitters and escaped. In the third, though, he couldn’t pull the Houdini act again, giving up three runs. The three should not have scored, as, with the bases loaded and one out, he coaxed a double play grounder from Keystone shortstop. Unfortunately, the ball was booted at short.
Ditto the fourth. With two on and two out, Geye got Keystone DH and number three hitter Marcus Gunter to fly out to left. The ball, however, struck the heel of Longhorn senior left fielder Ricky Downer’s glove, fell to the ground, and two runs scored. 
Offensively, Geye got zero support as LW managed to only put three balls in play the entire day. 
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
2012 Coach Trey Lamb
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