(La Porte, IN) - The La Porte High School baseball team is going into the sectionals on a high note. The Slicers won 22 and lost just 6 games.
Head Coach Scott Upp said he sees room for improvement in areas like consistency in all facets of the game. Specifically, Upp said he wants to see the offense, defense and pitching all working extremely well at the same time.
Upp said the team hasn't really put all three facets of the game together consistently enough during the season. “To be able to play your best defense, your best pitching, your best hitting. That’s the goal as you enter tournaments. We got a couple of practices Monday and Tuesday before the tournament starts on Wednesday so, hopefully, we’ll be able to tighten some things down,” he said.
The Slicers ended the regular season with a doubleheader sweep of Kankakee Valley on Saturday and take on South Bend Riley in the Class 4A sectional opener at Plymouth tonight. Chip Jones and Steve Mannering will have play by play action of the game on 96.7 The Eagle this evening beginning at 6:15pm.