Local Sports

April 27, 2013

Kings let key MIC game slip away

WALTON — Lewis Cass senior Connor Adams got the start on the mound for the Mid-Indiana Conference matchup against Hamilton Heights on Saturday.

Adams pitched well enough for the win, but a couple base-running mistakes by the Kings and untimely errors on the defense cost them in a 5-1 loss to the Huskies.

“I was trying to throw strikes and let my defense do the work, and for most part I think I did that,” Adams said. “But we had a couple boo boos and they were able to score. But you know what? I still the have all the trust in the world in my team and I think we can do great things if we just keep our heads together.”

Adams gave up just five hits scattered over the seven-inning game, but the Kings (9-2, 1-1 MIC) committed two critical errors late. Along with the defensive errors, Lewis Cass also had two base-running blunders late that cost them the win.

“I’ve seen [Adams] sharper, but he pitched well enough to win,” Cass coach Greg Marschand said. “If his teammates field the ball and throw them out it’s a different ballgame. He kept us in the game. He mixed his pitches but we didn’t back him with good defense and we darn sure didn’t back him with the bats.”

The Kings lit the scoreboard first early in the first inning. Freshman Ryan Bixler collected his first hit of the game on the Huskies’ Aaron Knott’s first offering. Bixler stole second with Jake Wilburn at the plate and later came around to score when Kyle Dwiggins also hit safely making it 1-0 for the Kings.

Then it became a pitcher’s duel for the next three and a half innings. It was three up three down ball until the Kings came to bat in the bottom of the fifth. Then the miscues started for the home squad.

Blake Cain reached on a base hit followed by Garrett Pullen. With Pullen at the plate Cain attempted to steal second but a late jump caused him to be thrown out easily. Pullen got a base hit to give the Kings another runner but was stranded at second with the Kings still leading 1-0 after five complete.

When Hamilton Heights came to bat in the sixth the wheels started coming off for the Kings. An error for Cass and two hits by the Huskies gave the visitors a 2-1 lead when Jeff Carr and Jake Pickett both scored.

Bixler got the Kings off to a good start in the bottom of the sixth with his second hit of the game but was thrown out trying to steal second. With two outs in the inning Cass got a runner in scoring position when Austin Clem and Dwiggins both reached with base hits. Both were left on base when Ty Stover went down on strikes for the third out.

The Kings looked as if they would have one last chance in the seventh when Adams struck out the first two batters he faced. However, he gave up his first walk of the game and then the Huskies put together back-to-back hits while scoring one to make it 3-1. Next up was the DH, Pickett, who reached on a Kings error allowing two runs to score making it 5-1. Adams coaxed Lukas Sipe into a short to first groundout to retire the Huskies, but the damage had been done.

The Kings tried to get something going with their last at-bat but Knott set them down in order to preserve the conference win for the Huskies.

On the mound the Kings’ Adams finished with seven strikeouts and gave up one walk with five hits. For the Huskies, Knott had four strikeouts with zero walks surrendered.

Hamilton Heights finished with five runs on five hits with no errors while leaving four runners on base. Lewis Cass scored one run with seven hits and two errors while also leaving four on base.

Bixler and Dwiggins led the Kings at the plate with two base hits each.

The Kings and Huskies shared the MIC title with 6-1 league marks last season. Cass defeated Heights last year.

The Kings host defending Class 3A state champ Western on Tuesday. The Panthers are another tough league foe the Kings defeated a year ago.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • SPT-PT073014 - lhs Colt World Series.jpg Logan’s Ward, Young ready for Colt World Series John Ward and Baylee Young represent part of the future of Logansport baseball. The pitching duo represent the present for the Hoosier North baseball team in the Colt World Series.The Colt World Series gets underway on Friday and runs through next We

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs, July 30 Sports BriefsLogan 11s raisingmoney for OVRThe Logansport 11-year-old all-star baseball team plays in the Ohio Valley Regional this week in Lexington, Ky.The Logan squad opens pool play at 4:30 p.m. Thursday versus Henderson, Ky. Logan plays Elletsvi

    July 30, 2014

  • NCAA Concussion Lawsuit-9 [Duplicate] [Duplicate] NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, socce

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colts adapt to new arsenal

    ANDERSON — Dwayne Allen didn’t often recognize the Indianapolis Colts offense he was watching from the sideline last season.The third-year tight end suffered a season-opening hip injury in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders, then watched as left guar

    July 28, 2014

  • NWS-PT072514 Patacsil-kmv Logan coaching legend Patacsil dies at 86 Logansport and Purdue University lost a giant among sports leaders Wednesday. Former Purdue great and former Logansport High School wrestling coach and educator Joe Patacsil passed away in his home.When his sons were leading the Berries wrestling pro

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - PT072414 - PT Colts - pic COLTS: Wayne arrives in IndyCar for camp Ed Carpenter woke up to rain Wednesday morning and briefly worried his big opportunity might be lost. But the two-time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter's fear proved to be unfounded. He delivered Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne safely to Anderson University at the wheel of a two-seat IndyCar.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - PT072414 - PT Tom Lindley column - column sig LINDLEY: Expectations too high for a rehabbing Woods Even when Tiger Woods finished 23 shots behind the winner and 69th overall at the British Open, he was one of the featured topics in stories coming out of Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • NEWCOM: State parks offer fun times at reasonable prices Summer is in full swing and many people are taking trips as part of their summer vacations. You can venture near to home or far away, but the trip is only as good as you and your family make it. The amusement parks and beaches in Florida are nice, but many of us cannot swing those trips these days. The good news is that there are many good state parks in Indiana to enjoy and they are affordable.

    July 24, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Thursday, July 24 The Logansport 11-year-old all-star team will play in the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional next week in Lexington, Kentucky. A fundraising carwash is planned to help the team offset the trip's expenses.

    July 24, 2014

  • SPL - PT072314 - PT Colts - pic COLTS: Let's go camping There's a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando

Should grocery and convenience stores be allowed to sell cold beer?

     View Results

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.