The 9&10 year old Mighty Mites of Wabash came one run short of pulling off what could have been one of the biggest upsets in Little League baseball Wednesday when they took on four time defending state champion New Albany in the state championship game, leading after four innings before falling 8-7 to finish as state runner up.
Wabash took a 2-0 lead in the first on rbi singles from Dillon Tomlinson and Mo Lloyd. Down 3-2 in the second Cole Winer would drive a run home to knot the score at 3.
In the bottom of the fourth Wabash would explode for 4 runs. Winer and Lloyd walked before a Nathan Lehner single loaded the bases. Floor and Pace then drove home two runs each as Wabash grabbed a 7-3 lead.
New Albany would answer with five runs in the fifth to grab an 8-7 lead with Wabash threatening in the fifth and sixth without plating a run in the 8-7 loss.