SYRACUSE — Grant Brooks’ two-run single in the bottom of the seventh provided a walk-off win, and the Warriors claimed a dramatic, 15-14 win over visiting Warsaw Monday night.
Wawasee trailed 9-4 headed into the fifth inning and 14-11 before plating four runs in the final frame.
Levi Brown homered as part of a 3-for-3 night at the plate, while Kameron Salazar doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored three to lead the Wawasee offense in the high-scoring affair.
Noah Burgh went 4-for-5 with three RBI, Liam Patton was 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI, and Matt Shoemaker finished 3-for-5 at the dish for Warsaw, which collected 17 hits but committed seven errors.
Wawasee finished with nine errors, meanwhile. Brooks got the win relieving Jacob Krugman in the sixth. He walked three but gave up only one hit for one earned run in one and a third innings of work. Carter Woody got the start but lasted just two innings surrendering seven hits with two walks for six runs, three earned. Jacob Krugman allowed seven runs — none of them earned — off of seven hits and a walk lasting three and two-thirds frames.
Drake Graham got the start for Warsaw and gave up three earned runs and seven total runs off of five hits and three walks through four innings. Joey Springer took over in the fifth and surrendered four earned runs off five hits and a walk. Burgh came in for the final out in the seventh but wound up giving up four runs, three of them earned, off four hits and a walk.
The Warriors improve to 4-1 overall with a 1-0 Northern Lakes Conference start. Warsaw dips to 3-3 with an 0-1 start in league play.
Wawasee plays Whitko at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne Tuesday at 7 p.m. Warsaw hosts Homestead at 5 p.m.
Meanwhile, in Monday’s JV game, the Warriors pulled off another win via narrow 10-9 margin.
Jacob Meek went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, Gavin Wilson was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, including the game-winner, and Nate Bess was 1-for-2 with a double, three walks and two RBIs.