Late run costs Indians against Bay Port

SUAMICO, Wis. — A pair of late runs weren’t quite enough to save the Gladstone Indians here Tuesday night as they dropped a 3-2 American Legion baseball decision to Bay Port.

The Indians, who trailed 2-0 after five innings, sliced their deficit in half on Ian Schwalbach’s RBI single and Cody Frappier tied the contest on an error in the sixth.

Bay Port scored the game-winner in its half of the sixth.

“It went down to the wire,” said Gladstone manager Justin Jurek. “That was definitely a winnable game. We just didn’t execute offensively or defensively.”

Gladstone collected nine hits. Jared Crow led off the sixth with a double and finished with three hits.

Caden Alworden, who absorbed the loss, struck out three, walked none and hit a batter.

“Caden gave up only one earned run,” said Jurek.

“He definitely pitched well enough to win.”

The Indians host Menominee tonight at 7.