After blasting 6 home runs Saturday at the Blackford Invitational the Wabash Apache baseball team gave notice that it was no fluke, hitting 3 home runs Monday in a rain shortened five inning 7-4 win over Oak Hill.
Wabash jumped on the Golden Eagles early, scoring 4 runs in the top of the first, aided by a Shea Beauchamp 2 run dinger, which was his 4th homer of the year in 3 games. Starting pitcher Leighton Fields struggled in the bottom of the inning, walking 6 hitters and allowing Oak Hill 2 runs. Wabash led 4-2 after one.
Each team would score 1 run in the second to make it 5-3 as the offense slowed down the next two innings. The Apaches would plate 2 runs in the top of the fifth and were leading 7-4 heading to the 6th.
Wabash would plate 3 runs in the 6th before the rain halted play and eventually was called because of weather. Since it was called in a half inning the game reverted back to the last full inning, giving the Apaches the 7-4 win.
Isaiah Smith and Kodi Fuller added to the home run parade, each hitting a long ball.
Devin Hostetler came in to pitch in the second inning, holding Oak Hill to one earned run and picking up the win.
Coach Stone ” The offense stayed hot off of our tournament win on Saturday and Devin did a great job in relief for us on the mound. It was another great team effort”
Hitting for Wabash was Grant Sailors with 2 singles. Kyle Kelsheimer had a double, while Beauchamp, Fuller and Smith homered. Sailors, Tyler Brewer, Fuller, Smith and Beauchamp all had rbi’s. Landon Cole, Brewer, Fuller, Smith and Justin Holley all drew walks.
Wabash is at Bluffton Tuesday.