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May 9, 2014

Logan slugs way past West Lafayette

Logansport’s baseball team got off to an ugly start defensively Thursday against West Lafayette.

But the bashin’ Berries’ bats more than made up for it.

Logansport rolled to a 13-8 win over West Lafayette in a makeup game at Jim Turner Field.

The Berries (13-5) pounded out 15 hits including five for extra bases. They outhit the Red Devils 15-4 for the game.

The Berries had to overcome an early 5-0 deficit when they allowed five unearned runs on four errors in the top of the first inning.

“We started off slow. We just didn’t come prepared,” said starting pitcher Clayton Frye, who had a solid outing for the most part.

“Everybody makes mistakes,” Logan coach Jim Turner said, adding those that did make errors were able to bounce back strong and contribute to the win. “We hung tight. I knew we’d get our bats going and score some runs.”

Indeed they did. They got two back in the first on an RBI single by Frye and RBI fielder’s choice by Jacob Shelton.

They tied the game in the third. Travis Palmer homered and Dustin Clements and Kyle Jordan had RBI singles in the frame.

Logan then batted around for six runs in the fourth to take an 11-5 lead. Cooper Kinnaman had two hits in the big inning including a double to start it and RBI single to finish it. Frye had an RBI fielder’s choice and Shelton followed with a sac fly as West Side pitchers walked three in the frame. Jordan had a two-run double and Brad Nies added an RBI single.

Logan added two more in the fifth when Marcus Record led off with a triple and scored on a passed ball. Clements later added an RBI single.

Frye tired in the sixth and walked three hitters including one that scored a run. Clements entered and also walked in a run.

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