East Noble baseball tops Col. City

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City fell to East Noble 6-5 last night in a Northeast Hoosier Conference battle at Columbia City. The Eagles have now lost three straight games by one run. Columbia City’s record now stands at 9-8, with a 1-4 record in the NHC.The Eagles scored five runs on 11 hits with one error, while East Noble scored six runs with 11 hits and no errors.Pitcher Austin Clark started on the mound for the Eagles. He pitched a complete game, giving up six runs—four earned—on 11 hits over the course of seven innings. Clark did not give up a walk and struck out two, yet took the loss, giving him a 5-2 record on the season.Slavich had a comeback game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three runs, an RBI, a stolen base and two doubles. Second baseman Brandon Gay contributed by going 1-for-2, stealing a base and scoring a run.The Eagles travel Thursday night to Carroll for a tilt with the Chargers at 6 p.m.