The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update


June 7, 2014

Thompson, Wapahani blank Panthers in regional final


WABASH, Ind. —

Wapahani, on the other hand, pounded out nine hits and scored two runs in each of the second and fourth innings.

Will Dailey got the start for Elwood and gave up all four of Wapahani’s runs in his 3 2/3 innings of work. The sophomore gave up seven hits, struck out one and walked one.

Garcia pulled Forrest Wright from his shortstop position to pitch in relief, and once again the senior tossed quality innings and kept Wapahani in reach.

“He came in and did his job,” Garcia said. “He has done it all year for us. He is probably one of the best relievers I have seen.”

Wright pitched 3 1/3 innings, gave up just two hits and struck out two.

“I am more of a spot pitcher than what I am a junk pitcher,” the senior said. “I try to hit my spots inside and work away.”

Garcia entered the season with hopes of being an over .500 team, and the Panthers accomplished that and more as they finished 20-13.

“(It) was a great accomplishment, honestly,” the first-year coach said. “Going through as many coaches as they have and being able to adjust to different coaches and coaching staffs — top-notch ballplayers.”

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