Losing pitcher Bibian NP
Winning pitcher King LP
Saturday’s game between New Prairie and LaPorte JB softball was a scoring event. Cougars began the 2nd with 2 runs on a walk to Lexi and hits by Rachel, Chasidy, and Ellie. LaPorte answered in the bottom of the inning scoring 7 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. New Prairie scored 4 in the 3rd led by a 2-run homerun by Bibian and 2 RBI singles by Bowen and Deutcher. LaPorte scored one on a walk to Burke who eventually scored on a passed ball. The Cougars scored 5 runs on 2 walks followed by 3 hits from the bottom of the order and 2 stolen bases by Mougin. New Prairie held the Slicers to one run in the 4th despite 2 hits and 4 defensive errors. New Prairie scored another 3 runs in the 5th extending their lead 14-9 on RBI single hits by Deutcher, and McLain. Johnston added the third run scoring fletcher on a single.
LaPorte cut the lead by two taking advantage 2 base on balls and, a big hit by Fritzen. Cougars scoring 2 runs in the 6th. Brown led the inning with a double, and a single by Mougin giving the Cougars two base runners. McLain pounds a double to right center scoring Brown and Mougin. Laporte unleashed in the bottom of the 6th scoring 5 runs on a walk and 6 hits by the top 6 batters in their lineup tying the game 16-16. Slicer pitching came up big in the top of the 7th shutting down 3 straight Cougar batters. The bottom of the 7th the slicers had 2 hits and scored the winning run on a passed ball.
LaPorte 17 New Prairie 16
New Prairie JV next game us 4 PM Thursday 4/18 @ Elkhart Central