The Wabash Apaches got off to a good start with a 4 run first, thanks in part to Tyler Brewers two out bases loaded double, scoring 4 runs in the first inning in route to a 13-1 five inning win over Manchester on opening night of the Wabash sectional.
The Apaches would pound out 10 hits, scoring 3 runs in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings. Starting pitcher Roger Davis had a strong outing, holding Manchester to just 3 hits and striking out 5.
The Squires scored their lone run in the 5th, with Cody Harlan driving home the run after Justin Lewis singled and Jake Semler doubled to put runners on 2nd and 3rd.
For Wabash Landon Cole was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and 4 rbi’s. Kody Fuller had 2 hits & 1 rbi. Tyler Brewer had 1 hit, which was a double and 3 rbi’s. Kyle Kelsheimer had 1 hit. Grant Sailors had a 1 hit & 1 rbi. Shea Beauchamp had 1 hit, which was a 3 run home run. Justin Holley had 1 hit. Devin Bitzel had 1 hit.
For Manchester Justin Lewis, Branden Scott and Jake Semler each had 1 hit. Cody Harlan had 1 rbi.
Wabash, now 17-10, moves to the semi-finals where they will face Oak Hill.
Coach Stone – ” We got a great team effort on offense, defense and the mound tonight and that will have to continue if we are going to be successful in the rest of the tournament”