The La Porte High School Slicers baseball team hosted the Valparaiso High School Vikings this Wednesday. Both teams were evenly matched, making it a game to see who could grind to score.
Neither team scored until the bottom of the third, when #1 Brady Bernth for the Slicers ripped a double to score the first run of the game. The Vikings were shut down offensively until the 7th. In the top of the seventh, a hit by #15 Logan Lockhart allowed the Vikings to score their first run of the night. Just like that, the game was tied.
The teams went back and forth until the bottom of the tenth, when a hit by #1 Brady Bernth allowed the Slicers to break the tie and secure a win of 2-1 for the night. Head coach for the Slicers Scott Upp commented on what the team did well.
“Overall, I thought the guys on the mound did a great job,” Upp said. “Defensively, our guys did really well, I’m proud of them. But we just have to work on doing better offensively.”
La Porte will go on to play South Bend Riley on Saturday, while Valpo will play South Central Thursday night.