(La Porte, IN) - The La Porte High School baseball team won its 20th game of the season last evening by defeating Merrillville on the road 19-2.
Head Coach Scott Upp said a deep pitching staff and players who can perform in multiple positions are reasons for the team’s success.
Upp also credited his players for being dedicated to getting the most out of their ability by taking part in offseason workouts and going along with the advice of coaches to “play the game the right way.”
“It’s just good for them to know not just baseball-wise, but they need to understand if you work hard, good things eventually happen,” he said.
Upp said his players are also performing at a high level on defense by making the routine plays without the errors that can open the door to big run-scoring innings by the opposition.
“The day that we beat Lake Central. We beat them 3-0, which sounds like we really shut them down on the mound. But, what happened was they were smoking the baseball. They were rocking the baseball. It was just right for us, and we made the plays,” he said.
The 20-3 Slicers have a few more regular-season games to play before sectionals start next week at Plymouth.