James Wheeler, Sports
LUBBOCK, Texas (April 26, 2015)- LCU fights yet again to overcome their previous losses with OC but fall short of the goal intended. With a loss of 8-10 the Chaps have their senior day ruined by the Eagles as a few mistakes by the Chaps allows OC to prevent LCU from making a few more runs to tie up the game.
The Eagles started slow in the first few innings, only getting a few runs in until the 5th inning. At the top of the 5th, the Eagles stepped it up and received 5 more runs to add to their previous score of 3. Controversy broke out during the 5th inning as the umpire called interference to bring the top of the inning to a close and denying the Eagles their 5th run of the inning. Initially this would have been a four-run inning for the Eagles. After debating the call, the umpire redacted it and the Chaps had to take the field again giving the Eagles back their 5th run.
The seniors had no intention of giving up their day with a loss it seemed and got on base as often as possible. Wade Stramp made it on base every time he stepped up to the plate it seemed, either with a walk or a hit, but it just wasn’t quite enough for the Chaps to catch up to the Eagles for a win.
The last inning showed the Chaps to be only two runs behind the Eagles and it was easy to see they were going to fight with all they had to get those runs. With no outs and men on base, Stramp stepped up to the plate aching to swing at something that would give him a chance at a few more runs. With one powerful swing he sent the ball sailing right over OC’s third baseman, Chase Kuwitzky, who reached up and caught the ball. OC made a double play then to give the Chaps their first two outs. Jesse Pintado then took the plate, and struck out, ending the game and senior day for the Chaps with a losing score of 8-10.