Eighth grader delivers big catch and game-winning hit for LP baseball team

Published 10:23 pm Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Lyle-Pacelli baseball team received a boost from an eighth grader as it squeaked past Alden-Conger 5-4 in eight innings in Marcusen Park Thursday.

Bryce Strouf, an eighth grader, made a run saving, diving catch in center field for the third out of the top of the eighth inning and he gave LP (2-0 overall) the win when he delivered a walk-off RBI single on a two strike pitch in the bottom of the eighth.

“Bryce did everything we asked of him tonight, that catch was something special and couldn’t have came at a bigger time,” LP head coach Brock Meyer said. “He has been asked to step in probably a little sooner than anyone thought but it just shows his maturity and his abilities to make plays.”

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LP pitching: Bryce Strouf, 4 2/3 IP, 7 H, 6 BB, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 K; Jordan Hart (W) 3 2/3 IP, 2 BB, 0 R, 7 K

LP hitting: Daniel Bollingberg, 2-for-3, double, 2 SB, 2 R; Bryce Strouf, 1-for-5, RBI; Hart, 2-for-3, double, RBI, R, SB; Lee Bauer, 0-for-3, R; Braden Kocer, 1-for-3, RBI; Taylor Arrett, 1-for-4, R