Baseball (Boys JV)

LaPorte Slicers JV Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader

By Kevin Upp | Apr 7, 2024 10:37 AM

In the first game the LaPorte Slicers JV defeated Lafayette Jefferson 17-2. The Slicers scored 12 runs in the first inning, which helped them defeat Jefferson. In the inning, an error scored two runs, Joey Kirk singled, scoring one run, another error scored another run, Reed Raymond singled scoring one, Khalen Matzke singled scoring yet another, Jack Travis singled scoring two, Kirk tripled driving in his second of the inning and wrapping up the scoring in the first, Nate Moses singled scoring one. LaPorte added another run in the third when Slade Rain walked. Keegan Ramos earned the win for the Slicers. The starting pitcher allowed one hit and one run over three innings, striking out three and walking three. Wade Stout and Xander Daley each threw an inning in relief. LaPorte amassed 10 hits in the game. Kirk led the Slicers with two hits in three at bats. Cody Benedict, Moses and Kirk each drove in two runs for LaPorte. The Slicers had patience at the plate, piling up six walks in the game. LaPorte stole five bases in the game. The Slicers turned one double play and didn’t commit a single error. Travis had the most chances in the field with five. In the second game, LaPorte defeated Logansport 15-3. The Slicers got on the board in the top of the first inning after Keegan Ramos singled, Joey Kirk singled, Khalen Matzke was struck by a pitch and Logansport committed an error, each scoring one run. A triple by Cody Benedict and a double by Nate Moses helped LaPorte extend their early lead in the second. The Slicers scored one in the top of the third on an inside the park home run by Matzke. LaPorte scored seven runs on five hits in the top of the fifth inning. Owen Barenthin tripled, scoring two runs, Wade Stout singled, scoring one run, Benedict singled scoring two runs, Kirk singled scoring one run and Matzke was hit by a pitch scoring another. Preston Scheidt earned the win for the Slicers. The starting pitcher allowed two hits and three runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out four and walking seven. Steven Poe pitched one and one-third innings of shutout ball for LaPorte in relief. The reliever allowed zero hits, striking out two and walking none. The Slicers accumulated 12 hits in the game. Benedict drove the middle of the lineup, leading LaPorte with three runs batted in. The 3-hole hitter went 2-for-3 on the day. Moses led the Slicers in hits with three hits in four at bats. Kirk also collected two hits. LaPorte was sure handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Noah Combs had the most chances in the field with six. The Slicers will next be in action Tuesday, April 9th, when they will travel to Crown Point for a 4:30 scheduled start time.