Baseball: Wash. Twp.’s Tyler Frye gets a little help from his Sens
By Terry Turner Post-Tribune correspondent May 15, 2013 11:22PM
Updated: June 18, 2013 7:55AM
VALPARISO — Washington Township senior pitcher Tyler Frye spread out four hits, allowing one run in a five-inning, 11-1 win over Morgan Township.
Frye got a lot of support from his offense, especially in a seven-run third inning that broke the game open for the Senators in the Porter County Conference tourney opener.
The Senators (16-2) got off to a good start in the first inning, scoring three runs, with the first score coming on an RBI triple by Justin Landgrebe. A double from Troy Kwiatkowski set up another Washington Township score in the second inning.
The Cherokees (14-9) got their lone score in the third, with Connor Martin following up a Senators double play with an RBI single. But it didn’t stay 4-1 for long.
“(Luke) Lipinski had a huge double,” Roberts said about the two-RBI, extra base hit that started the landslide. And before it was over, the Senators had opened the door to shorten the game, as they went up 11-1.
Morgan starter Joe Doughtery left in the middle of that disastrous third inning, and reliever Austin Porter walked three more Senators batters and allowed a two-run single before getting out of the inning. He settled down in the fourth, but it was too late.
Roberts was pleased that the bottom of his batting order produced some runs.
Cherokees coach Jason Dorshorst said that his team had to regroup and get ready for the Senators next week, as they open the sectional against the PCC rival. He noted that their first meeting this year was a 3-0 loss.
“When you have a hard thrower like that (Frye),” he said, “you just have to have patience.”