The Wabash Apaches moved their season record to 4-0 with a 9-4 & 3-2 double header win over Blackford Saturday.
In game one the Apaches trailed 2-0 heading to the fifth when the offense woke up. Joe Leland would lead off with a single as was oinch ran for by Braden Sickafus. Sickafus would take two bases on an error before a Trevor Daughtry single made it 2-1. A Jared Holley single would chase Daughtry around the bases to tie the score before Kallen Kelsheimer was hit by a pitch. Robert Irgang would follow being hit by a pitch to load the bases. Wabash would score two more runs on an error and a ground out to lead 4-2.
Blackford would cut the Wabash lead to 4-3 in the top of the fifth before the Apaches responded with 5 runs in the bottom. Kaleb Gidley would reach on an error and was followed by a Leland walk. Both runners would move up a base on a Bryant Boggs sacrifice before a Daughtry single scored Gidley. With two outs Kelsheimer would single home Leland and Daughtry to make it 7-3. Irgang would follow with a double that chased home Kelsheimer for an 8-3 score. The final run would come off a Blake Gribben single to make it 9-3.
Blackford would score a solo run in the seventh for the 9-4 final.
In game two the Apaches held a 3-0 lead heading to the seventh before holding on for the 3-2 win.
Wabash would grab a 2-0 lead in the second. Robert Irgang would lead off with a walk and was followed by a Blake Gribben walk. Both runners would advance a base on a wild pitch before Irgang scored on a Payton Sodervick sac fly. Jasper Walter would then reach on an error with Gribben scoring for a 2-0 lead.
The Apaches would tack on a run in the fifth. Bryant Boggs would reach on an error before being caught trying to steal second. Trenton Daughtry would follow with a single before a Jared Holley single ran Daughtry to third. Kallen Kelsheimer would then ground out with Daughtry scoring for a 3-0 lead.
The game would go to the seventh with Wabash still leading 3-0 when Blackford made things interesting. The Bruins would collect three hits and draw a walk to plate two runs before a ground out to third ended the game.
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