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Attica attacks Lions in seventh inning
    After catching a complete game from classmate Roland Slaubaugh on Friday, senior Patrick Bowling toed the rubber on Saturday morning for a game against the traveling Attica Red Ramblers.  The trio of contests was originally scheduled for the Springs Valley diamond but a significant amount of rain put a damper on their home stand, and thus, beautiful Les Page Field served as host.  
  Bowling completely dominated the game through six innings, maintaining a shutout, but Attica stole the show in the final frame by posting five runs in what suddenly turned into a disappointing 5-3 loss for the hosts.  
  Loogootee opened the scoring right off the bat as Bowling and Derek Parsons reached on base knocks with Slaubaugh plating Bowling on a sac fly to center. The game remained a 1-0 pitcher’s duel through five-and-a-half before Mitch Harder and Wade LaMar roped hits and Bryce Wilz followed with a two-run hit to right center guaranteeing some insurance.  The three-run margin, however, came crashing down in the seventh when Bowling tired, an infield error kept the door open, and then an Attica bomb off reliever Matt Tucker did in the Lion corp.  
  Seven different Lion batters registered a hit, but the line-up also struck out eight times and stranded eight runners on the base paths as well.

Lion offense finds peak against Valley
   After Attica handled Springs Valley in the middle contest, Loogootee’s bats were popping as they swamped Springs Valley 16-3 in a game decided via the mercy rule.  
  Wade LaMar got the win with lefty frosh Bryce Wilz getting a 1-2-3 fifth to end the affair.  Derek Parsons scored four runs to spearhead the offensive attack with Josh Divine, Roland Slaubaugh, Mitch Harder, and Tyler Bratton all crossing the plate twice.  Parsons, Harder, and Bryant Ackerman each contributed a couple of hits to the 12 total safeties by the home team with Harder pounding a team-high three RBI’s.  The squad also drew four BB’s and stole seven bases.  
  Valley’s defense committed a devastating nine errors in the four innings they took their spots on the field.
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