Sports Shorts: May 16
Slicers’ varsity, JV baseball additions
La Porte varsity baseball has added a home game versus Highland on Thursday at 6 p.m. Slicers’ JV baseball will travel to Highland on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Marquette selling All-Star Basketball tickets
The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association has made pre-sale tickets available at a discounted price of $15 for lower bowl seats for the June 8 Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Tickets can be reserved by calling 219-873-1325 or emailing director of athletics Katie Collignon at Katie.Collignon@marquette-hs.org. Marquette’s Emma and Sophia Nolan, Michigan City’s Hannah Noveroske and La Porte’s Riley Ott are on the team.
Cougars boys golf drops decision
New Prairie’s boys golf team fell to South Bend St. Joseph, 170-211, at Beechwood on Wednesday. Nathan Middlebrook paced the Cougars (4-9) with 50, and Mason Taylor had 52. Dylan Pohl shot 54, and Nolan Szymanski added 55.
Blazers baseball falls at Andrean
Facing its second defending state champion in five days, Marquette’s baseball team lost 15-1 at Andrean on Wednesday. The Blazers scored their run in the fourth inning when Karsen Grott walked, stole second base, and later scored on a passed ball. Marquette returns home today at 5 p.m. to celebrate Senior Day against Illiana Christian.
Legion Post 83 to hold baseball tryout
The American Legion Hamon Gray Post 83 baseball committee is organizing for the upcoming season for its Junior division team. Participants must be age 17 or younger as of Dec. 31. Practices begin in late May and games are played in June and July. An open tryout will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday at Clarke Park. Interested players from La Porte, Michigan City, New Prairie or South Central high schools should contact their coach or e-mail Mark Schreiber at email@example.com.
Plymouth Baseball Sectional information
La Porte’s baseball team will face South Bend Riley in a Class 4A Plymouth Sectional opener on Wednesday at 5 p.m. That’s the only game that night. On May 23, South Bend Clay meets South Bend Adams at 5 p.m., and Michigan City plays Mishawaka on May 23 at about 7 p.m. at Plymouth. The first semifinal is May 25 at noon with the host Pilgrims facing the La Porte/Riley winner with the second semifinal at roughly 2:30 p.m. May 25. The final is set for May 27 at 5 p.m. Cost of a ticket is $6 per session or $10 for a season ticket.
Owls for Avery Foundation Golf Tourney
The Owls for Avery Foundation has The OFAF Open Golf Tournament fundraiser on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Legacy Hills Golf Course. It’s looking for players and sponsors. The purpose is to raise money for childhood cancer research. For more information and to register, visit owlsforavery.org/event.
Leadership La Porte County Golf Outing
The Leadership La Porte County 17th Annual Golf Outing will be Friday from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Michigan City Municipal Golf Course. Join them for a day of fun and support Leadership La Porte County by registering your team today. Each team will participate in a shotgun start, best ball scramble event. There will be prizes for the top performers, lunch and many great door prizes. Cost to attend is $300 per team. Purchase a tee sign for $100.
Slicers JV baseball routs Wolves
La Porte’s JV baseball team rolled 10-1 over Michigan City on Tuesday. The Slicers’ Camrin Worthington got the win, allowing no runs on one hit in four innings. He struck out six and walked one. Evan Cizewski and Brady Bernth each had multiple hits. Cizewski went 3-for-4.
La Porte JV softball falls
La Porte’s JV softball team dropped a 9-8 game to Chesterton on Tuesday. The Slicers’ Kiera King was 4-for-4 with a double, and Nikki Burke went 4-of-5. Grace Arnett was 2-for-3, and Ella Wheatbrook went 2-of-4 with a double. Madison McGuire went the distance and took the loss.