2018-06-07 / Sports

Chargers fall to Vassar 8-7 in district final

By Lamont Lenar


Mason Gengler singles for Valley Lutheran in its district game June 2 against Montrose. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Mason Gengler singles for Valley Lutheran in its district game June 2 against Montrose. Photo by Lamont Lenar The Valley Lutheran baseball team won its opening game of its district tournament 10-1 over Montrose on Saturday, June 2, but then lost in the district final to Vassar 8-7.

In the Chargers’ opening game, Montrose scored its only run of the game in the top of the first for the initial 1-0 lead.

Valley Lutheran came back with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Luke Bushey drew a walk. Kasey Appold then took first after getting hit by a pitch. Hunter Fehn drove in a run with a single. Cameron Koch singled in another run to take the 2-1 lead.

Nick Klein then drew a walk to load the bases, with Joshua Samsell drawing another walk to force in the run and take a 3-1 advantage.

Klein then shut down the Rams for Valley Lutheran in the second, throwing three consecutive three pitch strikeouts.


Luke Bushey clears the bases on a single for Valley Lutheran and then takes advantage of throwing errors to take home in the Chargers’ 10-1 district win over Montrose June 2. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Luke Bushey clears the bases on a single for Valley Lutheran and then takes advantage of throwing errors to take home in the Chargers’ 10-1 district win over Montrose June 2. Photo by Lamont Lenar Fehn drove in another run in the second with a single to make it 4-1.

In the fourth, the Chargers scored three more runs. Appold and Koch each singled in runs, and Klein drove in one more for the 7-1 lead.

Valley Lutheran put the game away in the fifth, with three more runs scored on a single by Bushey. While taking first, Montrose committed two throwing errors, letting Bushey advance and then take home for the 10-1 final.



Hunter Fehn fields the ball and fires to first for the out in Valley Lutheran’s district win over Montrose on June 2. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Hunter Fehn fields the ball and fires to first for the out in Valley Lutheran’s district win over Montrose on June 2. Photo by Lamont Lenar

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