Apaches open baseball season with 6-5 victory

Southwood's Mariah Brown (8) slides into third base while Wabash's Taylor Mettler awaits a throw. Southwood defeated Wabash, 7-6, in a come from behind contest at Southwood. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Josh Sigler

Wabash High School’s baseball team scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take the lead, and held on for a 6-5 victory over Wawasee in the season opener for the Apaches on March 27.

Wawasee took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, and tacked on a run in the fourth.

Wabash rallied with a run in the fourth, a run in the fifth and two runs in the sixth before completing the comeback in the seventh.

Kallen Kelsheimer led the Wabash offense with a 3-for-4 day at the plate with a double and an RBI.

Blake Gribben went 2-for-3 at the plate, while Payton Sodervick, Robert Irgang, Joe Leland, Bryant Boggs and Jared Holley each added a hit.

Irgang, Leland, Boggs and James Booth each added RBIs in the victory.

Leland took the win in relief, working three innings of one-hit baseball. He struck out one and walked none.

Trenton Daughtry drew the start and allowed four earned runs in two innings of work. He struck out three and walked three.
Holley worked the final two innings, allowing one run on one hit, two walks and a hit batsman. He struck out four.

Knights fall to Churubusco
Southwood dropped an 8-4 decision to Churubusco in the Knights’ home opener on March 28.

The game was shortened to six innings by daylight.

Joey Bland, Carson Rich, Tristin Hayslett, Cameron Ball and Connor Rich all collected hits for the Knights.

Hayslett drew the start on the mound and suffered the loss.

Norse top Knights
Northfield’s softball team picked up a 4-3 win over Southwood on March 25.

Southwood scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull to within a run, but Northfield was able to shut down the rally and preserve the win.

Ally Keaffaber, Abby Hunter and Addi Baker each had a hit for the Norse. Northfield drew nine walks as a team.

Hunter took the win in the circle for Northfield, working all seven innings. She allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four.

MaKenna Pace took the loss in the circle for Southwood. Pace went six innings, allowing four runs on four hits while striking out three.

Southwood totaled six hits. Pace and Keagan Simpson each had multiple hits, with Simpson leading the way, going 3-for-4 at the plate.

Knights top Apaches
Southwood scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 7-6 win over Wabash in county softball action on March 27.

Wabash collected nine hits while Southwood recorded 10 in a high-scoring affair.

Wagner started in the circle for the Apaches. She surrendered seven runs on nine hits over six innings, striking out five.

Sydnee Osborn and Alivia Short each had multiple hits for Wabash, with Osborn going 3-for-4 on the day.

Boys track
Apaches top NM
Wabash’s boys track team recorded an 87-12 victory over North Miami on March 28.

The Apaches swept the relays.

Jarrett Wilson, Blakely Cole, Ethan Kocher and Sammy Smith took top honors in the 4x800 relay.

Aaron Nickerson, Jon Maiztegui, Cody Henderson and Cole were victorious in the 4x400 relay, and Blake Wiser, Traydon Goodwin, Jimmy Smith and Henderson won the 4x100 relay.

Cole also took top honors in the 400 and 800.

Wiser was also a triple winner, taking first in the 100 and 200.

Dereck Vogel swept the distance events, winning the 1,600 and 3,200.

Jimmy Smith on the long jump, and Luke Voirol rounded out the Wabash winners in the discus.

Girls track
Lady Apaches top NM
Wabash’s girls track team defeated North Miami 93-26 on March 28, taking first place in 13 of 15 events.

Morgan Mallow took top honors in the long jump.

Jorgan Stumbo won the high jump and the 200.

Mariah Wyatt was tops in the shot put, and Trinidy Wyatt took first in the discus.

Leigha Boggs finished first in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles.

Madison Lutz topped the field in the 100, Linda Cordes took first in the 400, and Kiley Stone finished first in the 800.

The 4x100 relay team of Boggs, Maya Benysh, Stumbo and Lutz took top honors.

The 4x400 relay team of Stone, Cordes, Stumbo and Lutz bested the field.

And, the 4x800 relay team of Sierra Hall, Macy Niccum, Mallow and Stone also took first.

Posted on 2019 Apr 02