It was a tough day against a very good team for Lakeview High School Varsity Baseball, falling to Cascade Christian at home 13-2 on Tuesday, April 29.
It was a bad loss in a string of tough defeats recently, but despite the 11-run loss Head Coach Bret Prock remained optimistic on the season.
“That’s a good team, probably the best we’ve seen in the last four or five games,” said Prock. “I challenged them to go out and compete, and we played well for the first five innings.”
Indeed, LHS did hang tough with Cascade Christian, trailing 5-2 into the sixth, when several walks resulted in the bases being loaded, and LHS starting pitcher Logan Staub was pulled for Cody Hamilton. LHS gave up three runs in the inning, and Cascade scored five more in the seventh to pull away.
LHS had its chances but couldn’t capitalize in the third inning after a wild pitch scored Charles Harms, and Staub walked to load the bases, but Buzz Johnston’s strike out ended the threat. It was the last great opportunity for the Honkers to tie it up.
On several occasions LHS was able to get runners on base to pose a threat, only to have the rally end without being able to bring runners home.