Bishop Noll Institute traveled to Lake Central this afternoon for the team’s first game of the 2019 season, kicking off a stretch of six games against six state ranked opponents (Class 4A – No. 6 Crown Point, back-to-back games against Class 3A – No. 9 Griffith, Class 2A No. 2 Lafayette Central Catholic, and Class 4A No. 10 Mishawaka).
The Indians, who are currently ranked 4th in the state in class 4A, jumped out to an early 5-0 lead. However, Noll answered back with three runs in the top of the fourth and kept things close until LC opened things up in the bottom of the sixth.
Noll senior Jake Fuehrmeyer led the way at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a single and double in the loss. Additionally, Antonio DeCrescenzo (senior) and Devin Padilla (junior) recorded their first hits of the season.
Starting pitcher, Ryan Bradtke, had a solid debut for the Warriors, allowing four runs on six hits to along with four strikeouts.