by Gary Andrews
The Wabash varsity baseball team split a twilight double header with Eastbrook Saturday, falling in game one 6-3 before winning game two 5-4 under the lights.
The Apaches had a hard time getting the bats going in game one with a Roger Davis single being the lone hit heading to the bottom of the third and trailing 4-0. Jordan Holley would start off the inning reaching on a dropped third strike and with one out Devin Hostetler singled to put runners on the corners. Grant Sailors would then single home a run and the Apaches trailed 4-1.
The final scoring of the game would come in the 5th when Eastbrook scored 2 more runs to take a 6-1 lead before the Apaches responded. With one out, Kyle Kelsheimer walked and was followed by a Hostetler single. Kelsheimer would then score on a wild pitch with Hostetler later scoring on a Jordan Floor single.
The Apaches fell 6-3.
Again the Apaches bats were silent in game two, collecting just 7 hits with 4 timely hits coming in the 6th inning. Eastbrook would score single runs in the first and second, then add 2 runs in the top of the fourth to lead 4-0. In the bottom of the inning Wabash got the goose egg off the scoreboard that started with a Roger Davis single. Treavor Floor drew a walk, followed by a Zach Phenis walk to load the bases. Kyle Kelsheimer drove home one with a single, but the offense stalled and the Apaches trailed 4-1 after four.
Still trailing 4-1 heading to the bottom of the 6th the Wabash bats broke their silence. Davis singled to start the inning and was followed by a Kodi Fuller walk. On a fake bunt attempt Davis was caught in a rundown between second and third being tagged out. With one out Phenis drew a walk, but after a strike out it looked as though with two outs the Apaches could blow an opportunity, but then the two out rally came. Kyle Kelsheimer walked to load the bases when Devin Hostetler hit a slow roller, hustling down the line to beat the throw and driving home a run to make it 4-2. Grant Sailors then lined a shot up the middle, scoring 2 to knot the score at 4. Not done yet, Jordan Floor singled home the lead run and just like that the Apaches were three outs from a win.
Grant Sailors went to the mound in the 7th, getting two grounders and a strike out to end the game with a 5-4 Apache win.