by Gary Andrews
The Wabash 13 and 14-year-old all-star team was taking on Peru in the best two out of three for the district title this past weekend. After winning a close 7-6 game on Friday, Wabash turned on the jets Saturday, using two big innings in a 23-3 win to claim the title.
Down 3-2 heading to the third, starting pitcher Kory Fuller found his groove to shut down Peru, letting his offense do the work in the bottom of the inning. Wabash collected nine hits in the inning, taking advantage of walks and Peru errors to plate 12 runs to take a commanding 14-3 lead.
In the fourth, Fuller would strike out two of the three batters he faced to set the tone for the inning. Wabash again exploded, scoring nine runs on nine hits to blow the game open at 23-3.
Neither team would score in the fifth, with the 10 run rule-taking effect to end the game.
Members of the team are Luke Proctor, Caleb Kelsheimer, Matt Cox, Blake Martz, Bobby Mettler, Reece Sammons, Peyton Trexler, Braxton Rowley, Kory Fuller, Austin Vinopal, Braydon Lassiter, and Trevor Pelphrey.
The team is managed by Dan Mathews, with coaches Steve Furnas, Rod Cox, and Kent Lassiter.
Wabash now heads to the state tournament.