by Gary Andrews
The Wabash Apache baseball team split a pair of games with Eastbrook Saturday, April 20, winning game one of the double header 11-2 before falling for their first loss of the season, 8-2 in game two.
In game one the Apaches did all their damage in two innings.
Wabash would go up quick, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first. Landon Cole doubled to get things going and was followed by a Kyle Kelsheimer walk. Shea Beauchamp would then single home Cole for a 1-0 lead. Isaiah Smith would then single home the second run. The Apaches would score two more on Eastbrook mishaps to lead 4-0.
Leading 4-2 going to the bottom of the 4th, Wabash would erupt for seven runs. Justin Holley walked, followed by Roger Davis bunting and reaching on an error. Kody Fuller then walked to load the bases. Tyler Brewer would then get an rbi with a walk to make it 5-2 before Cole singled home a run. Up 6-2, Kyle Kelsheimer would single in two and was followed by a Shea Beauchamp rbi single, making it 9-2. The Apaches again would take advantage of a Panther error, scoring two more runs in route to a 11-2 win.
The Apaches had 10 hits in the game with Cole, Holley and Beauchamp collecting two each. Davis, Smith, Kelsheimer and Brewer each had a hit.
Roger Davis picked up the win for Wabash, going five innings, striking out 4 and walking two. Isaiah Smith pitched two innings of shut out relief.
Perhaps the biggest news of the game was Shea Beauchamp reaching base for the 22nd time in a row. Beauchamp had reached base in every at bat of the season.
Wabash suffered their first loss of the season in game two, falling 8-2.
The Apache bats, which had been on fire the entire season, went cold collecting just six hits. After scoring one in the first, Eastbrook did something no one else has been able to do all year in getting Shea Beauchamp out.
Down 6-0, Wabash would finally score in the 5th, plating one run on the 5th and 6th in the 8-2 loss.
Shea Beauchamp, Landon Cole, Jared Clark, Isaiah Smith, Grant Sailors and Kyle Kelsheimer each had one hit. Smith had the lone extra base hit with a double.
Grant Sailors took the loss on the mound with Devin Hostetler and Leighton Fields pitching in relief.