LAFAYETTE — Leading 4-3 after five innings, American Legion Floyds Knobs Post 42 gave up one run apiece in the sixth and seventh innings to fall to Valparaiso in pool play of the Lafayette Invitational on Thursday, 5-4.
“It’s a disappointing loss,” Floyds Knobs manager and Charlestown High School head baseball coach Ricky Romans said. “We had plenty of chances to get the win. We’ll just have to come back and play well (today).”
Post 42’s Cody Reister of Henryville tied the game at three when he led off the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run.
Then in the bottom of the fifth, recent Clarksville High School graduate Drew Kissel smacked a two-out double for Post 42. He then scored on a two-bagger by former Jeffersonville High School standout Jeremy Eger to give Floyds Knobs a one-run advantage.
Post 42 starting pitcher Alex Wiseman got the loss, dropping his record to 1-2. The South Central High School product threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing five runs (all earned) on eight hits with two strikeouts and a walk.
Floyds Knobs (7-8) continues pool play today against Cass County from Logansport.