The Wabash Lady Apache softball team hosted the Lady Apache Classic Saturday with Ft. Wayne Canterbury, Wayne and Tippecanoe Valley paying Wabash a visit.
Wabash would play the first game of the day, picking up their first win of the season in a 6-4 win over Canterbury.
In the first inning the Lady Apaches scored two runs with Darrian Shepherd, Paige Worrick and Destiney Collins collecting hits to give the Lady Apaches a lead they would hold throughout the game.
Darrian Shepherd went 3 for 3 scoring 2 runs and stealing 2 bases. Paige Worrick went 2 for 3, scoring two runs and stealing 2 bases. Destiney Collins had a single and a double, scoring a run and had 2 RBI’s. Montana Castro doubled and scored a run. Caprial Conner singled.
Diane King went 4 innings allowing 3 hits with 5 strike outs and 6 walks. Distaney Collins came in relief in the 5th to receive the save to pitch 3 innings allowing no hits 4 strike outs and no walks.
Coach Minnick ” The team played well together and worked hard with achieving a victory in their first win. Each player contributed on offense or defense. ”
The Lady Apaches would face Tippecanoe Valley in the championship after the Vikings defeated Wayne in game two.
Scoreless in the third, Valley would take advantage of a walk and a couple hits to take a 2-0 lead.
Wabash would pick up a run in the 4th. With two outs, Destiney Collins would reach on a fielders choice. Montana Castro comes up with a big hit to move Collins to 3rd. Catina McCord rips a hit to the outfield to receive the RBI and Darrian Shepherd then receives a single and the side is retired.
Down 3-1, Wabash would come alive in the 6th to put 4 runs on the board to take a 5-3 lead. Jacinda Clark started the rally with a triple. Paige Worrick and Destiney Collins doubled, while Montana Castro hits a triple over the left fielders head to receive two RBI’s.
In the 7th the Vikings tie the game, scoring two runs to send the game to extra innings.
Being the visitors on the scoreboard, Wabash went scoreless in the 8th, with Valley picking up a run in the bottom of the inning to win the classic 6-5.
Jacinda Clark had a double and a single scoring 1 run. Paige Worrick 2 for 4 scoring a run and a stolen base. Destiney Collins went 2 for 4 scoring two runs. Montana Castro went 3 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBI’s and scoring a run.
Going 2 for 4 Catina McCord, Darrian Shepherd, and Diane King