The Northfield and Wabash baseball teams played extra innings Wednesday with the Apaches out scoring the Norse 3-2 in the ninth for a 6-5 come from behind win.
The Norse would grab a 2-0 lead in the second when Matt Coe led off with a single. With two outs and Coe standing on third Braden Ripplinger would doubel to make it 1-0. Jarrett Shafer would follow with a single to put runners on the corners before Cole Rosen reached on an error with Ripplinger scoring.
The Apaches would cut the Norse lead in half in the third. Robert Irgang would lead off being hit by a pitch. With one out Irgang would advance to second on a wild pitch before Kallen Kelsheimer put runners on the corners with a single. Clayton Floor would then ground out, scoring Irgang to make it 2-1.
Wabash would tie the game in the fifth. Trenton Daughtry would walk and reach second on a Floor one out single. Daughtry would be caught trying to steal third before a Jared Holley single scored Floor to make it 2-2.
The Norse would manufacture a run in the sixth. With one out Coe would single before being sacrificed to second. With two outs Jared Vigar would single home Coe for a 3-2 lead. The Apaches would tie the score in the bottom of the inning when Blake Gribben led off with a walk. With one out Bryant Boggs would reach on an error with Gribben taking third. Irgang would then ground out to second, scoring Gribben to make it 3-3
Neither team would score in the seventh or eighth to set up the exciting ninth. In the top of the inning Ripplinger would hit a one out single before being sacrificed to second. Rosen would follow reaching on an error with Trevor Burnworth scoring and Rosen rounding the bases to third. A balk call would then score Rosen as the Norse led 5-3. In the bottom of the inning Daughtry would lead off with a walk and was followed by a Kelsheimer walk. A sac bunt moved both runners one base before a Holley triple cleared the bases and tied the score 5-5. With two outs and Holley being held up at third Gribben would beat out a throw from short with Holley scoring the winning run 6-5.