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Slicers Suffer Frustrating Loss to South Bend Adams

(South Bend, IN)  The Slicer baseball team faced off with future first round sectional opponent South Bend Adams Friday night in South Bend and came home with a disappointing 2-0 loss.


La Porte had runners on base in six of the seven innings but the lack of timely hitting and some stellar defense by the Eagles kept them off scoreboard.


Slicer offensive frustrations against Adams side arming righty Ethan Trimberger began in the top of the first inning.  Carter Moses and Kade Flores had solid one out singles and both advanced on a wild pitch, putting runners at second and third. Cleanup hitter RJ Anglin hit a high popup to short right field. Adams second baseman Peyton Hoover and right fielder Adam Micinski converged on the ball and appeared to have communication problems.  Micinski was able to make the catch and made a perfect throw to home getting courtesy runner Brock Schultz at the plate for the inning ending double play.


After going one two three in the second inning, La Porte threatened again in the third.  Drew Flores drew a leadoff walk. Kai Jones laid a perfect down the first base line for a single, putting runners on first and second with no one out.  Ben Dubbs, attempting to bunt the runners into scoring position, bunted it in the air to Trimberger who doubled up Flores who had strayed too far at second base.  Moses followed with a base hit and Kade Flores was hit by a pitch to load the bases before Anglin struck out swinging to end the inning.


La Porte got a Drew Catron base hit in the fourth inning but couldn’t score.  In the fifth, La Porte got a one out single from Dubbs and Moses reached on an error putting two on with one out.  Kade Flores smacked what looked like a run scoring hit to left, but was robbed on a diving catch by Gee Fonseca.  Anglin was called out on strikes to end the inning.


Keli Hay had a two out hit in the sixth inning, but was unable to score.  In the seventh, Dubbs reached on an error with one out.  Moses hit what looked like a sure base hit into right field but was robbed by a diving Micinski.  Kade Flores grounded out to short to end the game.


Cody Ryden pitched a solid game for the Slicers.  Adams scored the game’s only two runs in the bottom of the second.  Two singles and a sacrifice bunt put Eagles on second and third with one out.  Trimberger knocked in the first run with a swinging bunt ground out to Catron.  Micinski singled to left driving in the second run.  Ryden pitched all six innings giving up the two runs on five hits.  He struck out three, walked one and hit two batters.  The Slicers played errorless defense behind him.


La Porte had seven hits in the game, drew a walk, had a hit batsman and two hitters reached errors but left nine runners on base.


Moses was named the Salisbury and Spence Edward Jones Player of the Game on 96.7 The Eagle. He went 2-4, reached base three times and was the victim of a diving catch in the seventh inning.


La Porte falls to 13-7 on the season.  Adams improves to 12-4.


The Slicers have a busy week ahead.  Boone Grove will visit Schreiber Field on Monday, Merrillville comes to town Tuesday, and La Porte will visit the Pirates on Wednesday.  All three game scheduled to start at 4:30.  Next Saturday the Slicers will travel to Lowell for a double header starting at 10:00 AM.  You can hear all of these upcoming games on 96.7 The Eagle, online at 967TheEagle.com, or on the 96.7 The Eagle La Porte mobile app. 

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