Big inning hurts LP in home loss

Published 8:22 pm Monday, May 7, 2012

Lyle-Pacelli shortstop Jordan Hart moves into position to catch a line drive as Martin Luther's Sam Geistfeld heads for third base at Dick Seltz Field Monday. -- Rocky Hulne/

The Lyle-Pacelli baseball team played six solid innings against Martin Luther, but it was the one bad inning that cost them in an 11-7 loss at Dick Seltz Field Monday.

The Athletics (7-5 overall) took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Jordan Hart blasted a two-out triple to the right field wall, but things took a turn for the worse from that point.

Lyle-Pacelli pitcher Jonah Rohne goes through his wind-up against Martin Luther in Dick Seltz Field Monday. -- Rocky Hulne/

LP committed two crucial throwing errors and Martin Luther (9-4 overall) tallied six hits —including two triples — in a fifth inning that saw the Knights score nine unearned runs.

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“It was one bad inning,” LP head coach Brock Meyer said. “They settled down and started to make plays again, but they’ve just got to keep their heads up. We make one mistake and it’s like the world’s over.”

LP had six hits as a team and it put the ball in play often as ML’s Trent Stensland struck out just four.

“We were jumping all over the first pitch,” Meyer said. “The kid didn’t really have a great curve ball and he was throwing first pitch strikes, so we were aggressive.”

LP loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the seventh when Devon Dorsey pushed in a run with a bases loaded walk. But the Athletics scored just one more run as their top three hitters were retired in order to end the game.

ML 1 1 0 0 9 0 0 — 11 14 4

LP 1 0 2 1 0 1 2 — 7 6 4

LP pitching: Jonah Rohne (L), 4 2/3 IP, 10 H, 4 BB, 11 R, 2 ER, 6 K, HBP; Kevin Juenger, 2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 K

LP hitting: Jonah Rohne, 0-for-5, R; Daniel Bollingberg, 0-for-3, RBI, 2 R, 2 BBs; Jordan Hart, 2-for-5, triple, RBI; Ryan McConnell, 1-for-3, 2 RBIs, R; Josiah Rohne, 0-for-3, BB; Sean Shapiro, 1-for-4, R; Juenger, 1-for-2, RBI, R, 2 BBs; Drew Chapek, 1-for-3, BB; Jacob Nelson, 0-for-2, R, BB; Devon Dorsey, RBI, BB