06/24/2013 7:52 PM -
Michigan City, Ind. – June 24, 2013 – The Northwest Indiana Oilmen made quick work of the Michigan City Lakers on Monday night in a non-league game that was called in the fifth inning due to weather conditions. The Oilmen sent 10 men to the plate in a five-run first inning on their way to a 9-1 rout at the Diamond Cove in Michigan City.
Bartolone’s second hit of the contest drove in two runs in the third to boost the Oilmen lead to seven, before NWI added one more in that frame on an Austgen single.
Michigan City’s only tally came in the fourth, when Hanover Central alum Andy Wellwerts walked four Lakers to force in a run. Outside of that frame, Wellwerts was stellar, allowing no additional walks and just one hit over four innings.
Purdue North Central pitcher Dan Snyder, who went 6-0 as the ace of the Panthers staff this season, took the loss for the Lakers.
The Lakers are hoping to join the Midwest Collegiate League and build a new stadium for the 2014 season. Michigan City manager T.J. Jahnz said he will meet with the President of Tourism on Friday to determine whether or not a new ballpark will be constructed for next season.