The Wabash Apache bats were firing on all pistons Saturday as they hosted Maconaquah in a double header, taking two from the Braves 11-3 and 10-8.
After a rough first inning in game one for starting pitcher Roger Davis, giving up 2 runs he settled down to hold the Braves at bay.
Down 2-1 going to the bottom of the third the Wabash bats got going. Landon Cole got things going with a double and was brought home by a Devin Bitzel single. After a balk, Shea Beauchamp hit a grounder, with Bitzel getting caught in a run down and scoring. Grant Sailors would then single and was followed by a Tyler Brewer bunt single to load the bases. Justin Holley drove in a run with a sacfifice and Wabash led 4-2.
In the fourth, Kyle Kelsheimer and Cole walked, followed by a Bitzel bunt that was mis-played, scoring Kelsheimer. Beauchamp then hit a hard grounder to third with Cole being caught in a run down, making it back to third safely and the bases were loaded. Grant Sailors then singled home two runs to open a 7-2 lead. The Apaches would score one more and led 8-2.
Wabash picked up three more runs in the fifth on their way to the 11-3 win. Wabash had 11 hits.
Roger Davis (Wabash) 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 3 SO, 2 BB
Grant Sailors led the offense going 4 for 4. Beauchamp and Bitzel had two hits each.
In game two Wabash scored two runs in the first and four in the second, but led just 6-5 after four. A four run out burst in the fifth gave the Apaches some breathing room. After Isiah Smith reached on an error, Tyler Brewer singled. Justin Holley then put down a perfect bunt, with an overthrow at first, scoring Smith. Kodi Fuller then laid down a pefect squeeze bunt, scoring Brewer to make it 8-5. Holley was thrown out at home trying to score a second run on the play. Landon Cole later doubled home two more for a 10-5 lead.
The Apaches gave up one run in the sixth and two in the seventh to win game two 10-8.
Wabash……………… IP H R ER BB SO Dec
2 Treavor Floor ……1 0 0 0 0 1
6 Isiah Smith………. 1 2 2 2 0 0
11 Devin Hostetler.. 4 5 5 3 3 2 W
30 Jordan Burnsworth 1 0 1 0 2 1
Totals 7 7 8 5 5 4
Cole, Beauchamp and Devin Hostetler had two hits each as Wabash pounded out 11 hits in each game.