The Wabash baseball team traveled to Peru Thursday to take on the Tigers for sole possession of first place in the TRC. The Apaches ran in to a buzz saw named Cameron Beauchamp on the mound who is IU bound(maybe if he doesn’t go pro), allowing Wabash just 4 hits as Peru defeated the Apaches 9-5.
Wabash would go down one, two, three in the first before the Tigers took control of the game in the bottom of the inning. Nathan Krisher would lead off reaching on an error before Beauchamp hit a one out two run shot over the right field fence for a 2-0 Peru lead. With two outs Brimbury would single and was ran for by Fuller before Cunningham was hit by a pitch. Chase Ogle would then follow being hit by a pitch to load the bases before a Sean Smith single scored Fuller and Cunningham for a 4-0 lead.
The Apaches would pick up their first run in the second when Austin Hostetler drew a one out walk before stealing second and third and scoring on an arrant throw to make it 4-1.
Peru would tack on two more runs in the fourth when Brady Miller led off with a double and advanced to third on a passed ball. Krisher would then reach on an Apache error, scoring Miller. A Dicken single would move Krisher to third before a Beauchamp walk and a Schuler single scored Krisher to lead 6-1.
The Tigers would pick up their 7th run in the fifth. Ogle would reach on an error and take second on a wild pitch. Smith would then single to put runners on the corners before Ogle scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-1.
In the sixth the Tigers would extend their lead. Robertson would lead off being hit by a pitch and was followed by a Beauchamp single. With runners on second and third after a wild pitch Dickerhoff would single home Robertson and pinch runner Chance Ogle to lead 9-1.
The Apaches would make some noise in the seventh. Jordan Burnsworth would reach on a Tiger error before a Hostetler single. A wild pitch would advance both runners a base before Ben Dillon walked to load the bases. Beauchamp would then record two strike outs before cousin Justin Beauchamp singled up the middle to score Burnsworth and Hostetler. With runners on second and third after a Beauchamp steal Kaleb Kelsheimer would reach on an error, scoring Dillon and Beauchamp to make it 9-5 before a strike out ended the game.