(La Porte, IN) - La Porte is hosting the regionals in the Indiana High School Athletic Association baseball tournament. However, the Slicers will not be on the field. La Porte lost to Mishawaka 7-3 in the sectional semi-finals on Saturday. The 23-7 Slicers were fully expected to win against a team with a lot more losses than wins.
Chip Jones, play by play announcer for Slicers games on 96.7 The Eagle, says the Slicers beat themselves while Mishawaka played above their heads. “The Slicers strengths all year were our pitchers didn’t walk anybody and we caught the ball. We didn’t give people extra outs. We walked seven or eight guys in that game, made three or four errors. Really all uncharacteristic. Mishawaka, who was prone to make some mistakes, and walk some people and make some errors, played errorless baseball. Not only that they made some really unbelievably great plays,” Jones said.
The sectional champion was South Bend Adams who defeated Michigan City in the semi-finals then hung on to win 2-0 against Mishawaka in Monday’s title game. Valparaiso and Munster are among the four teams in the regionals which will be played Saturday at Schreiber Field. La Porte is also hosting the semi-state portion of the IHSAA baseball tournament.