Wawasee overcame a four-run deficit, scoring three runs in the fifth inning and two runs in the sixth inning to upset Elkhart Memorial, 7-6, Friday night at Wawasee.
Trailing 6-2 after a five-run Charger third, Wawasee powered back behind the pitching of Si Shear, who earned the win in relief, as well as clutch hitting from Donovan Navarro, who had three hits and Nate Hare, who provided the game-winning RBI on a single in the bottom of the sixth.
“Navarro deserves the publicity, he had three hits as his first-ever varsity hits and played good first base,” said Wawasee head coach John Blunk. “I saw us hit the ball today. We made the plays.”
Hare and Shear each had two hits as did Andrew Milligan, who drove in a run. Drew Anderson offered a double and two RBIs. Wawasee (5-12, 2-7 NLC) as a whole had 13 hits while Memorial (6-12, 4-4 NLC) scored all six of its runs on just four hits aided by three costly Wawasee errors.
Wawasee posted three runs in the bottom of the seventh to rally past Memorial, 10-9, in the JV contest. Memorial led 9-0, but watched Wawasee scored 10 unanswered runs. The two teams combined for 27 hits, with Brett Carson leading the way for the Warriors (4-13) with three hits and two runs scored.