Luxemburg-Casco hosted Freedom in conference play under the lights last night at the Luxemburg-Casco Sports Complex. The Spartans looked on as Senior Captain and Ace Ian Doell continued his dominant senior campaign allowing 0 earned runs over his 5 innings of work. Over that span of time Doell retired 8 Freedom hitters via the strikeout while Freedom only scattered 3 hits over 5 frames. This pushes Doell to a 0.55 ERA over 25 innings of work this year. Freshman Owen Deprez came in as relief for the Spartans and allowed 1 unearned run and 1 earned run as Freedom took the lead in the top of the 6th 2-1. Deprez closed out the seventh frame with a 1,2,3 inning to get the bats to the home team for one final chance. Luxemburg-Casco couldn't muster anything in the bottom of the seventh as they also went down 1,2,3. The Spartans had very little to show offensively with only two hits and one run. Those lone hits came off the bats of Senior Captain OF Noah Lindsley and Junior 1B Dylan Dahlke. Dahlke was also responsible for the only RBI in the Spartans offense as he knocked in Senior Captain Lance Tebon home on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the first.
Luxemburg-Casco will travel to Freedom for Game 2 of the series on Thursday, April 25th with opening pitch slated for 4:30 PM.