CRAWFORDSVILLE, IND. – Junior shortstop Braxton Riley (Fort Wayne, Ind.) doubled, tripled and drove in three runs, and catcher Matt Pritz (LaPorte, Ind.), also a member of the Class of 2019, added three hits and two RBI to lead Manchester University past Wabash College in game one of a non-conference doubleheader Monday, March 19. Continue reading “Hilyard effort sends Spartans past Wabash”
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Manchester University parlayed a 13-hit attack with more strong starting pitching Sunday, March 11. Continue reading “Kopplin gem sends Spartans to sweep”
GREENWOOD, IND. – Manchester University sophomore infielder Nick Rush represented the Spartans on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s weekly awards release for Feb. 26-March 4. Continue reading “Rush tabbed HCAC Athlete of Week”
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – An 80-pitch gem from junior hurler Jordan Hillyard (Decatur, Ind.) headlined the final two days of Manchester University’s southern sojourn at the Ripken Experience Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3. Continue reading “MU winds up .500 on Myrtle Beach trip”
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Senior third baseman Hunter Lane (Nappanee, Ind.), freshman pinch hitter/outfielder Hunter Freeman (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and sophomore first baseman Nick Rush (Terre Haute, Ind.) each plated runs in a game-deciding sixth inning comeback Thursday, March 1. Continue reading “Nightcap rally leads Black and Gold to split”
Manchester University earned 81 ranking points on the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference coaches preseason poll, released Wednesday, Jan. 31. Continue reading “MU picked second on HCAC poll”
The Northfield baseball and softball teams will be co-hosting a pulled pork dinner this Friday from 5-7 pm in the Northfield cafeteria. Continue reading “Northfield Baseball & Softball Dinner”
The Summit City Sluggers are offering a free clinic Saturday, January 13th Continue reading “Sluggers Offering Free Clinic”
A quartet of Manchester University student-athletes was mentioned in the Players to Watch section of Collegiate Baseball News’ Division III preview released this week. Continue reading “Four reognized by Collegiate Baseball News”
From Wabash High School Baseball
Here is some exciting news!! On Saturday May 19, 2018, during next season, the Apache Baseball team will host the inaugural Rood Memorial Tourney. We will recognize the Rood Family. It has been confirmed that they will be on hand that day. In fact, Coach Rood’s nephews will throw out ceremonial pitches before the game. Our hope is that we can fill beautiful Chris Rood Field that day.
We also want to invite ALL former players to attend that day to help celebrate the game of baseball as well as the life of our Hall of Fame coach. Please either post on this page, the Apache Baseball Booster page or contact Bill Barrows or the athletic department to let us know so you can be recognized that day.
Teams participating in the tourney will be Wabash, Northfield, Western and Fairfield
The Summit City Sluggers will be hosting a fall Instructional League Open to Everyone 9-14. Continue reading “Sluggers Offering Fall instructional League”
The Wabash 12 year old all star team took on tournament favorite New Albany for the state championship Monday, going toe to toe with the favorites before falling 26-21.
In a three hour game Wabash jumped out to a 4-1 lead after two innings before New Albany found the long ball. New Albany would hit 8 home runs in the game with Wabash fighting back each time to stay in reach before running out of gas.
The Wabash 12 year old all star team is one game away from a state championship. After going 2-1 in pool play Wednesday through Friday, Wabash began single elimination play by defeating Bedford 8-2 Saturday before topping Terra Haute North 9-7 Sunday to earn a rematch with New Albany Monday for the title.
On Saturday Wabash was leading Bedford 4-2 heading to the fourth when they plated 4 runs to grab the 8-2 lead. Andrew Dillon led off the inning with a single and advanced clear to third an an outfield error before a Dillon Tomlinson single made in 5-2. Nathan Lehner would then reach on an error. With one out Cole Winer laced a triple that scored both runners for a 7-2 lead. Drayson Pace would then fly out with Winer tagging for the 8th run.
Sunday in the semi final against Terra Haute, Wabash scored a run in the first when Tomlinson led off the game with a double before a Lehner walk. Tomlinson would then steal third before a Mo Lloyd fly to center scored Tomlinson for a 1-0 lead. Wabash would score another lone run in the third when Andrew Dillon led off the inning with a home run to center to grab a 2-0 lead.
Wabash would open things up in the fourth when Pace led off with a double and was followed by a one out Isaiah Sutton long ball over the right field fence for a 4-0 lead. Kolton Floor would follow with a single before Dillon was hit by a pitch. Tomlinson would then double home Floor and Dillon to make it 6-0. Lehner would then reach on an error that scored Tomlinson as Wabash lead grew to 7-0.
Terra Haute, known for their offensive power came to life in the fifth, as they collected six hit with three being home runs as they cut the Wabash lead to 7-6. Wabash would answer in the top of the 6th when Tomlinson led off with a double and was followed by Lehner reaching on an error at first with Tomlinson racing home to make it 8-6. With two outs Pace would single home Lehner for a 9-6 lead.
With two outs in the bottom of the sixth Terra Haute would score a run before Tomlinson forced a pop up to short to end the game with Wabash advancing to the state championship game Monday against New Albany.
The Wabash 12 year old little league team has finished pool play in the state tournament being played at the Field of Dreams, going 2-1 to finish as the number 3 seed and qualify for the single elimination round starting Saturday. The field is down to eight teams.
After spending countless hours at the diamonds, here is a little catching up on the team.
In game one Wabash fell to two time defending state champion New Albany 14-1.
In game two Wabash bounced back to defeat Munster 14-4.
In game three Wabash took care of New Castle 20-8
Wabash will now play Bedford at 5:00 Saturday with the winner moving on to the final four
The Wabash 16U All Stars needed one more win for a state title and got it Monday with a 4-2 win over Eagledale out of Indianapolis. A total team effort all week led to championship. Wabash will travel this weekend to Peru Illinois for the Central Region Tournament where 9 state champions will play and the winner of Central Region will advance to the World Series.
Wabash is in pool A and play Missouri this Saturday at 2:30pm Wabash will then play Iowa at 2pm on Sunday.
Photos provided by Kathy Philpott