The Southwood baseball team led just 4-1 Monday before a 7 run fourth inning rallied the Knights to defeat Wabash 13-3 in five innings.
The Knights would plate a run in the top of the first when Clay Hinrichsen hit a one out single and stole second before a Brennan Kelly single drove Hinrichsen home for a 1-0 lead. The Apaches would knot the score in the bottom of the inning. Kaleb Kelsheimer led off being hit by a pitch and stole second before advancing to third on a passed ball. With one out Treavor Floor would hit a sac fly that scored Kelsheimer for a 1-1 score.
Southwood would grab the lead again in the top of the second. Bobby Mettler drew a one out walk, stole second and advanced to third on a sacrifice. Zach Ball would then reach on an error that scored Mettler for a 2-1 lead before Hinrichsen singled home Ball to lead 3-1.
The Knights would stretch the lead another run in the third. Brandin Frazier led off with a single before stealing second and third. Matt Cox would then draw a walk to put runners on the corners before Mettler reached on an error to score Frazier to lead 4-1.
The Knights would blow things open in the top of the fourth. Will Roberts would single and steal second before a Ball single. Hinrichsen would then single home Roberts before a single from Kelly scored Ball and Hinrichsen to give Southwood a 7-1 lead. Frazier then singled, followed by a Carson Blair single that loaded the bases. Frazier and Blair then scored on an Apache error to grow the lead to 9-1 before a Mettler walk. Haynes would then score before Roberts drew a walk with the last run coming on an error to make the score 11-1. The Apaches would plate a run in the bottom of the inning. Floor would reach on a Knight error before pinch runner Robert Irgang advanced to second on a ground ball. Austin Hostetler would then single home Irgang to make it 11-2.
The Knights would score two more in the fifth. Hinrichsen would lead off with a double and was moved to third on a grounder. Frazier then singled home Hinrichsen for a 12-2 score. With two outs Cox would walk, followed by a Mason Lloyd walk before Mettler walked to force home Frazier to lead 13-2. Wabash would score one more time in the fifth. Kelsheimer singled, stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball before scoring on a balk for the 13-3 final.