A day after struggling mightily at the plate, Lutheran West brought the wood and pounded out 13 hits and 8 runs en route to a victory over Trinity in the second game of the back to back series on Tuesday. Senior Daniel Hrusovsky fought through some early control issues to earn the victory. Hrusovsky (4-0), allowed eight hits while walking two and striking out five in six innings of work.
After LW fell down 2-0 in the second inning, Longhorns fans grew concerned that Tuesday’s game would be a replay of Monday’s game where LW didn’t do anything offensively until the seventh inning when it was too late. There fears, however, were not warranted. After a leadoff single from junior Aaron Blaine to start the second inning, a fielder choice from freshman Eric Dill, junior Eddie Ramos unloaded on a hanging breaking ball and two-hopped the green house in deep centerfield. Dill scored from first and Ramos ended up on third with a triple. Ramos scored to tie the game at two on an RBI single from junior Ben Cruz later in the innings.
Junior Zach Keller then took over. Keller singled and scored in the third, ripped an RBI double to center in the fourth, and plated another run with a single in the fifth.
Senior Ben Gramsz, Keller, Dill, and Cruz all had multiple hits in the game. Gramsz (3) and Keller (2) both stole multiple bases in the game.
The Longhorns will host Firelands tonight. LW is currently 8-4 on the season and 6-4 in CVC play.