Luther's baseball season comes to a close

LUTHER — A strong season for Luther’s Pony League baseball team came to a close on June 30 with a come-from-behind 11-10 victory at home over Lake City. 

“We won in the last inning,” Luther coach Larry Lucas said. “We were down by five runs in the last inning. Everybody got good hits and we got a home run and ended up winning by a run. Everybody hit it over the other team’s heads.”

Six consecutive hits in the last inning got the job done.

Luther’s Marcus Jurik hit the walk-off two-run home run.

“We had like four triples in a row, then a single and home run,” Lucas said. “It was a competitive game. You like it when you take it at the end. One thing I can say about our team this year is we won a lot of games in the last inning. They stayed tough all season.”

Sasha Huffman, Ayden Kanouse, Sam Lucas, Ethan Moore and Lane Ruppert also had base hits. Pitchers were Huffman and Ruppert.

Luther ended with a 7-4 record.

“It was a good season,” Lucas said. “We were competitive. We’re a young team. Next year we should be a tough team.”

It was a 13-15-year-old division.

“We played with a quite a few 12-year-olds,” Lucas said. “They’re going to be here for quite a few years yet.”

Luther played in the same league as Cadillac, Evart, LeRoy, Lake City, Marion Tustin and McBain.

Luther had only a Pony League team this season.