Senior Daniel Hrusovsky threw a no-hitter in his first varsity start of his career as Lutheran West dominated Brooklyn for the second time in as many days. Hrusovsky struck out 12 of the 17 batters he faced. He walked two, got two ground outs to second and one line drive.
Brooklyn #2 hitter, Adam Geballa, had Brooklyn’s lone hit in the first contest between Lutheran West and Brooklyn, breaking up LW starter Zach Hammer-Huber’s no-hitter in the top of the fourth inning with two outs. Geballa had the only legitimate bid for a hit off of Hruosvsky yesterday when he stroked a line drive that was snared by a leaping Eddie Ramos who was playing second base for the Longhorns. Other than Geballa’s line dive in the fourth, Brooklyn didn’t manage a fair ball after the first two batters of the game.
Offensively, the Longhorns put the game away with six runs in the third. Leading 2-0, senior Ben Gramsz led off the third inning with what appeared to be a routine groundball to short. But Gramsz beat the throw to first by a step and a half. A single by senior Jake Gross and two walks, plated Gramsz. Junior Aaron Blaine broke the game open with a two-run double. Ramos followed with a two-run double of his own and then scored the Longhorns sixth run of the inning on a single by freshmen Eric Dill.
The Longhorns scored three more runs on five hits in the fourth to put the game into mercy-rule position. Hrusovsky did the rest by striking out the side in the fifth.
LW will host Parma tomorrow at 4:30pm.