The Wabash softball team traveled to Ft Wayne Saturday to take on the North and South side of the city.
Wabash Apaches Varsity fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 12-8 loss to Fort Wayne South Side on Saturday. Fort Wayne South Side scored on a single by A Barrera in the first inning, a single by Lichtsinn in the second inning, a walk by B Barrera in the second inning, and a walk by J Yoder in the second inning.
Despite the loss, Wabash Apaches Varsity did collect five hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Fort Wayne South Side had ten hits on the way to victory.
Fort Wayne South Side pulled away for good with six runs in the second inning. In the second Lichtsinn singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, Barrera drew a walk, scoring one run, and Yoder drew a walk, scoring one run.
Wabash Apaches Varsity put up five runs in the sixth inning. Wabash Apaches Varsity batters contributing to the big inning included Charity France, Mollie Friend, Montana Judy, Madi Lutz, and Maddie French, who all drove in runs.
Barrera led things off in the pitcher’s circle for Fort Wayne South Side. The bulldog went seven innings, allowing eight runs on five hits and striking out one.
French was on the rubber for Wabash Apaches Varsity. The righthander allowed eight hits and nine runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out five. France threw one and one-third innings out of the bullpen.
Kaydence Collins went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Wabash Apaches Varsity in hits.
Fort Wayne South Side saw the ball well today, racking up ten hits in the game. Rucklus Freeman and Lichtsinn each racked up multiple hits for Fort Wayne South Side. Rucklus Freeman led Fort Wayne South Side with three hits in three at bats. Fort Wayne South Side stole ten bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Rucklus Freeman led the way with four.
Saturday was a long day for Wabash Apaches Varsity, falling to Fort Wayne North Side 15-2.
Fort Wayne North Side scored eight runs in the sixth inning. Fort Wayne North Side offense in the inning was led by Barbre D, F Smith, C Kaehr, K Thomas, and J Brincefield, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Smith got the start for Fort Wayne North Side. The ace went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out four.
Maddie French toed the rubber for Wabash Apaches Varsity. The pitcher surrendered 11 runs on eight hits over five and a third innings, striking out four. Charity France threw two-thirds of an inning out of the bullpen.
Falicity Baldwin, French, Kaydence Collins, Madi Lutz, and Ashlynn Cruz each collected one hit to lead Wabash Apaches Varsity.
Fort Wayne North Side tallied nine hits. A Wilson, Smith, and Jen A all had multiple hits for Fort Wayne North Side. Kaehr led Fort Wayne North Side with seven stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 15 stolen bases.