PREP BASEBALL

Lake Central takes advantage of errors by banged-up Crown Point

2012-05-02T22:00:00Z 2012-06-13T19:43:13Z Lake Central takes advantage of errors by banged-up Crown PointBy Hillary Smith hillary.smith@nwi.com, (219) 933-3233 nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT | Last week, Jimmy McNamara's father shook him awake with news he was surprised to hear.

"The newspaper says you've broken your wrist," the Lake Central senior said his father told him.

After throwing seven full innings with 13 strikeouts against Crown Point on Wednesday, McNamara turned his wrist over and said "I think I'm OK." The righty picked up his fifth win of the season as Lake Central took advantage of a bruised Crown Point roster with a 10-1 Duneland Athletic Conference victory.

"I really felt fine," McNamara said. "I knew that as long as I could throw, I'd be pitching. I got right back into it. "

"He took an 89 mile per hour fast ball to (his arm) bone and it was swollen," Indians coach Jeff Sandor said. "We were going to watch it to see what happened, the next day, there was no swelling at all."

Crown Point's injuries aren't as mythical. The Bulldogs (14-3, 6-2) lost Johnny Lynk and Bobby Morgan to a collision during practice Tuesday. In addition, already off the active roster are Jake Jatis, Ronnie Plesac, Chris Dietrich and, after a misstep at the base Wednesday, Kevin Brunski.

The first two errors of the game -- which led to two first-inning Lake Central runs -- were committed by players in new positions.

In all, Crown Point committed four errors leading to eight unearned runs.

"This is tough on the team because we're trying to find out what some of these guys can do," Crown Point coach Steve Strayer said. "The one thing we have to do is fight. We have to come back to the ballpark (today) and continue to fight. In some way, this might make us better as a team."

Nick Kellams was 2-for-5 with a double to lead the Indians as Alec Olund went 2-for-5 with a double of his own and two RBIs.

The only blemish to McNamara's shutout was a solo home run by Zach Plesac in the sixth inning.

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