by Gary Andrews
The Wabash Apaches got off to a good start with a four run first, thanks in part to Tyler Brewers two out bases loaded double, scoring four runs in the first inning in route to a 13-1 five inning win over Manchester on opening night of the Wabash sectional.
The Apaches would pound out 10 hits, scoring three runs in the second, third and fourth innings. Starting pitcher Roger Davis had a strong outing, holding Manchester to just three hits and striking out five.
The Squires scored their lone run in the fifth, with Cody Harlan driving home the run after Justin Lewis singled and Jake Semler doubled to put runners on second and third.
For Wabash Landon Cole was two for three with two doubles and four RBIs. Kody Fuller had two hits and one RBI. Tyler Brewer had one hit, which was a double and three RBIs. Kyle Kelsheimer had one hit. Grant Sailors had a one hit and one RBI. Shea Beauchamp had one hit, which was a three run home run. Justin Holley had one hit. Devin Bitzel had one hit.
For Manchester Justin Lewis, Branden Scott and Jake Semler each had one hit. Cody Harlan had one RBI.
Wabash, now 17-10, moves to the semi-finals where they will face Oak Hill.
"We got a great team effort on offense, defense and the mound tonight and that will have to continue if we are going to be successful in the rest of the tournament,” said Coach Stone.