Baseball team loses close game to LT

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Baseball team loses close game to LT

The team takes the field post-game to shake hands with their opponents on Monday, April 23.

The team takes the field post-game to shake hands with their opponents on Monday, April 23.

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The team takes the field post-game to shake hands with their opponents on Monday, April 23.

Courtesy of @lynnhatzi

Courtesy of @lynnhatzi

The team takes the field post-game to shake hands with their opponents on Monday, April 23.

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The baseball team faced off against Lyons Township on Wednesday, April 25 in a game that was rescheduled from a rainout two weeks ago. The team lost 7-4 at LT’s Western Springs campus.

The game started off with a scoreless first inning, in which neither team gained much momentum.

After a scoreless first half of the second inning, LT scored the first run of the game with a solo shot into left field. At the end of the second, LT was up 1-0.

The team was able to tie the game up at the top of the third when Peter Mercurio, senior, batted in Alex Perez, junior.

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Joey Malcolm, senior, stands at the plate as he hits a single on Monday, April 23.

Soon after the team tied the game, LT scored four more runs off a three-run double. The Red Devils went down 5-1.  However, the team soon responded with a triple of their own and tacked in three more runs, making the score 5-4.

The attempted comeback was not enough, as LT went on to add two more runs. The Red Devils were shut out for the rest of the game.

“We both fielded the ball well, but LT got runners in when they needed to as well,” said Will DeDobbelaere, junior.

Kyle Wisch, junior and starting pitcher, took the loss after pitching 4.2 innings and giving up five earned runs.

With the loss, the team moved to 7-9 for the season so far, with a chunk of the schedule remaining.

“We got a lot of our season left; we can still make something special out of it,” said Zach Gooding, junior.