Col. City falls to New Haven, 8-7
Post and Mail photo / Nicole Ott
Columbia Cityâ€™s Jared Bickle gets a fist bump from teammate Connor Reed (left) after hitting a home run in the fifth inning.
NEW HAVEN â€” Columbia City dropped a 8-7 decision to New Haven Thursday night in extra innings at New Haven High School.
The Eaglesâ€™ record falls to 9-6 while the Bulldogs improve to 12-4. The Eagles are now 1-3 against Northeast Hoosier Conference opponents.
Columbia City scored seven runs on 10 hits with five errors. New Haven scored eight runs with 12 hits and no errors.
Columbia City shortstop Brandon Gay drilled two doubles in the game, while right fielder Landon Rehrer and left fielder Austin Clark each hit a double.
The Eagles also hit two home runs, one a solo shot by third baseman Jordan Bickle to center fieldâ€”his first homer of the seasonâ€”and the other a two-run blast by designated hitter Austin McCormick over the left field wallâ€”his second of the season.
The hard-throwing pitcher Connor Slavich got the start for the Eagles.
He factored in a no-decision against the Bulldogs, lasting seven innings and giving up six runsâ€”four earnedâ€”on 11 hits and one walk, while striking out nine.
McCormick relieved Slavich in the bottom of the eighth inning, but did not record an out, giving up two runsâ€”one earnedâ€”on one hit and a walk.
An otherwise solid outing for Columbia City was marred by a few defensive miscues in the field.
The Eagles return to action tonight at 6 p.m. as they face the Knights of Bishop Luers at Indiana Tech.
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