Slicers still an impressive 11-4 on season after loss to Lake Central


Slicer center fielder Jayden Parkes makes sliding into home look as easy as one …

… two …

… three!

Story and photos by WNLP’s Mike Kellems

On a perfect day for baseball, the La Porte Slicers battled a tough conference opponent Tuesday afternoon. April 27, at Schreiber Field, but came up short versus Lake Central with a final score of 9-7.

Outfielder Colin Bergquist takes a swing.

La Porte had been on a 10-game winning streak prior to losing a squeaker, 3-2,  to Crown Point last Friday. In Tuesday’s game, Lake Central got off to a quick start with two runs in the first and the Slicers chased the Indians for the remainder of the game.

La Porte’s bats warmed up in the bottom of the 7th as they started down five runs, but their three runs scored were not enough.
After the game, Slicer Head Coach Scott Upp told WNLP: “Tough day for us … I don’t think we were mentally ready to play this afternoon, however I do like the way we rallied at the end. We face Lake Central again tomorrow (Wednesday) at their field. Hopefully we will be better prepared mentally than we were today.”
La Porte is now 11-4 on the season, while Lake Central moves to 10-5.

Cam Worthington was the starting pitcher for the Slicers.

La Porte first baseman Carson Stalbaum stretches for a catch as Lake Central’s Blake Neyhart tries to beat the throw.

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