Thirteen hits weren’t enough for the Manchester baseball team as it lost a shootout, 9-8 in seven innings, to Ft. Wayne Wayne on Wednesday.
The Squires grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second when Zach Hill led off with a single and advanced to second on a throwing error. Hill then advanced to third on a David McAtee grounder before Rylie Rickert grounded out to second, scoring Hill.
Wayne would erupt for 4 runs in the top of the third to grab a 4-1 lead with the Squires responding with a run. McNall started off the inning with a single and was moved to second on a Branden Scott single. Thad Miller then walked to load the bases with one out with McNall scoring on a two out Zach Hill single to make it 4-2.
In the top of the fifth Wayne would rally again, scoring 3 times to increase their lead to 7-2, but the Squires were not done. In the bottom of the inning Thad Miller led off with a single and was followed by an Evan Milam single. With one out David McAtee doubled to left, scoring Miller and putting runners on second and third. With two outs Kane Gable walked to load the bases when McNall walked to score a run, making it 7-4. Bailey Ness then singled home two more runs as the Squires trailed 7-6 after five.
Wayne would add another run in the top of the sixth, but the Squires would draw even in the bottom. Thad Miller was hit by a pitch and moved to second on an Evan Milam single. David McAtee would then connect for a one out single that scored Miller to make it 8-7, but the Squires were not done. Rylie Rickert would then single, scoring Milam to knot the score at 8 with one inning to go.
Wayne would score a run in the top of the 7th on two base hits and a sac fly to grab a 9-8 lead, then strike out three Squires in the bottom for the 9-8 final score.
The Wabash baseball team opened their 2015 season Wednesday, falling in 8 innings to Wawasee 9-8.
After arriving late the Wawasee drew a walk to start the game and advanced to second with a steal. The second batter would lace a single to right with Jordan Holley throwing a BB to home to cut down the runner and lead the Apaches getting out of the inning without giving up a run. After a great defensive inning the offense would pick up where the defense left off. Kyle Kelsheimer led off with a single, advancing to second on an overthrow. Jordan Holley would then single home Kelsheimer to take a 1-0 lead. Treavor Floor was then hit by a pitch. With one out and the bases loaded Austin Hostetler drew a walk to score a run and the Apaches led 2-0 after one.
Wawasee would tie the score in the top of the second before Wabash would answer. Kaleb Kelsheimer led off the inning with a bunt single and advanced to second on a balk. Kelsheimer was then picked off second before brother Kyle reached on a Warrior error. Kyle Kelsheimer would then steal second and third when Treavor Floor singled to give Wabash a 3-2 lead.
Wawasee would collect three hits and take advantage of two Apache errors and two walks to score 4 runs and grab a 6-3 lead.
The Apaches would answer in the fourth when Holley led off with a walk and advanced to third on a steal and a bad throw. With one out Kody Fuller would draw a walk before the Apaches pulled off the double steal to score Holley. Jordan Burnsworth would then double home a run as Wabash trailed 6-5 after four.
The Apaches would draw even in the fifth when Kyle Kelsheimer reached on a two out bunt then stole second before Jordan Holley singled him home to knot the score at 6 after five.
Wabash would grab the lead in the 6th after falling behind 7-6 in the top of the inning. Kody Fuller would draw a lead off walk when Jordan Burnsworth belted a shot over the 340 sign in left field to give Wabash an 8-7 lead.
Wawasee would score a lone run in the 7th to tie the score , then hold the Apaches in the bottom to force extra innings, then score one in the 8th to top the Apaches 9-8.
|Jordan Holley (Jr)||5||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||1|
|J. Beauchamp (So)||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Treavor Floor (Jr)||5||4||1||1||1||0||0||0|
|Kody Fuller (Sr)||5||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Brayden Ogan (Sr)||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Lukas Proctor (So)||4||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|K. Kelsheimer (So)||4||3||0||2||0||0||0||0||1|
|Kyle Kelsheimer (Sr)||5||5||3||2||0||0||0||0|
|Ben Dillon (Jr)||5||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||2|
|A. Hostetler (Jr)||5||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||1|
|J. Burnsworth (Jr)||5||4||1||2||3||1||0||1|
|Jordan Holley (Jr)||0.2||0||0||0||1||0|
|Treavor Floor (Jr)||2||2||1||0||2||3|
|A. Hostetler (Jr)||3.1||5||3||2||3||6|
|J. Burnsworth (Jr)||2||6||5||2||2||3|
The Wabash Lady Apache softball team improved to 2-0 on the season Wednesday with a 7-1 victory over county rival Southwood.
Wabash jumped on Southwood in the top of the first when Breanne Sewell led off with a double and was advanced to second on a Destiny Collins single. The two runners each stole a base before Montana Castro drew a walk to load the bases. Caprial Conner then reached on a fielders choice to score Sewell to take a 1-0 lead. Up 2-0 Kaitlyn Dowdal reached on a Knight error, scoring Castro and Hawk to lead 4-0. The Knights would get a run back in the bottom of the inning when Brooke Elliott led off with a triple and scored on a Wabash error to make it 4-1 after one.
The game would remain at 4-1 until the fifth when Wabash would tack on another run. Montana Castro would draw a one out walk, steal second and advance to third on a fly ball. Castro then scored on a single by Hawk to make it 5-1.
The Apaches would tack on two more runs in the 6th for the 7-1 final.
Manchester senior Claire Barnett signed her letter of intent Tuesday to play golf at Trine University next year.
Barnett said about Trine ” I visited the school during the summer. It’s a small school with smaller professor to student ratios which I will do well in. It’s a family atmosphere where everybody knows everybody”.
Barnett’s goal is to make the top five her freshman season.
Claire will study Bio Medical Engineering while at Trine.
Manchester senior Branden Scott signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Midland University in Fremont Nebraska next year.
Scott is the Squires second baseman and will play the same position in college.
Scott said he chose Midland because ” They showed a lot of interest in me and it was a good fit. I can work my way in to the second base position”.
Scott will study Business Management while at Midland.
Manchester senior Thad Miller signed his letter of intent Tuesday to play football at Franklin College next year. Miller was the heart of the linebacker core for the Squires this past season.
Miller said he chose Franklin ” because it’s a small school with small classes which I will do better in being from a small town. They have a good football program, winning the conference the past 7 of 8 years”.
Miller said he would see special teams action his freshman season. ” They are thin at the linebacker position so I could get some starts with a lot of rotation at that position”.
Miller will study Biology while at Franklin.
Manchester senior Lucas Schilling signed his letter of intent to play football at DePauw University next year. Schilling was the quarterback for the Squires this past season.
Schilling said he chose DePauw ”because of their academics and it’s great football program”.
DePauw is looking at Lucas at the quarterback and defensive back positions. Schilling added ”I will play special teams my freshman season with the hopes at getting playing time at defense”.
Schilling will study Economics while at DePauw.
The Southwood softball team fell to a very good Taylor squad 15-1 Tuesday at Southwood.
The Lady Knights collected just three hits in the game, with two coming from Brooke Elliott. The other Knight hit came from Meranda Friend.
Down 15-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Meranda Friend would lace a one out single and was drove home on a two out Brooke Elliott double for the final score.