The Warriors got back on the winning track Thursday night in a 11-1 thumping of Columbia City.
Wawasee needed just five innings to stun the Eagles, leading just 4-1 going into the bottom of the fifth before breaking out with seven runs to force the run rule. Amazingly, Wawasee used just one hit to accumulate the final seven runs, that being the walk-off RBI single from Jacob Garcia. Otherwise, Wawasee used three errors, two walks and two hit batsmen to get the job done.
Wawasee only had five hits in the game, but had three walks and three hit batsmen along with five Eagle errors.
Cayden Wegener got the win with a complete game, giving up just three hits and walking none with five Ks.
Wawasee (3-2) will take on Class 3-A powerhouse Norwell Friday in Ossian.
Wawasee can say it’s tops in the Northern Lakes Conference for at least one day, beating Goshen 4-1 Thursday.
Wawasee (2-1 overall, 1-0 NLC) won both of its doubles matches and took No. 1 and No. 3 singles courts. The No. 1 doubles tandem of Kabrea Rostochak and Kendra Doerr stopped Elsie Liechty 6-4, 6-3 and Taylor Mock and Courtney Larson beat Brooke Grewe and Sophie Kirkton 6-1, 6-2.
Meg Heinisch claimed a won at No. 1 with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Kayleigh Crowder and Elizabeth Kleopfer topped Anna Podgorski 6-0, 6-4 at No. 3.
Goshen’s Cheyenne Kalb bested Peyton Rookstool 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.
Wawasee won six of the seven JV courts, led by singles wins from Brianna Haessig, Aurelia Stephens and Anah Sommers and doubles wins from Brittney Jackson and Molly Jones, Sailor Davis-York, Valerie Haessig and Ashley Rose.
“Great to get another win in the conference,” said Wawasee head coach Shane Staley. “The girls rebounded well from a disappointing loss versus Westview on Tuesday.”
Wawasee will take part in Saturday’s Jimtown Tournament.
Concord was top of the heap Thursday night, defeating both Wawasee and Plymouth head-to-head boys track duals at Concord. The Minutemen beat the Warriors 95-37 and the Pilgrims 90-42 while Plymouth took care of Wawasee 83.5-48.5.
Wawasee had four event wins and one second-place to highlight its involvement. Luke Griner and Eric Yankosky were both included in two of the top times, Griner winning the 800 at 2:09.97 and Yankosky the pole vault at 10-6. Griner joined Sam Griner, Michael Hammer and Spencer Hare for a 8:31.63 win in the 4×800 relay, and Yankosky anchored the 4×100 relay with Cole VanLue, Michael Katzer and Alec Rosbrugh at 45.02.
VanLue was second in the 100 dash at 11.80.
The Warriors will take part in Saturday’s Fort Wayne North Side Relays.