Unbeaten Silver Creek, which is 8-0 overall and 4-0 at the state tourney, will face Fort Wayne St. Joe — an 11-7 winner over Edwardsburg — in Sunday’s state championship game at 2 p.m.. Creek defeated 14-13 in extra innings the second game of pool play.
“We’re excited and ready to play the best game we’ve played all year,” Creek manager Jeff Hawn said. Hopefully we can bring the title back to Silver Creek Little League and the town of Sellersburg.”
Wabash took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning before Creek took its first lead with a two-run second inning.
Derek Hall led off the second with a single and later scored on a Jacob Balz RBI single. Balz then scored the go-ahead run on a Ryan Wisdom RBI.
Creek then broke the game open with a six-run third inning. Back-to-back RBI doubles by Derek Hall and Mason Hall set the tone for the frame.
Silver Creek had 20 hits for the game, giving it 39 over the past two victories. Thirty-six of those hits have been singles.
“It’s been unbelievable how well our offense has been hitting,” Hawn said. “We are going to need that [Sunday]. We’re going to need to keep producing runs.”
Derek Hall and Balz each went 4-for-5 Saturday. Balz scored a pair of runs and knocked in two more runs. Hall, who was the winning pitcher and had 11 strikeouts on the mound, had three RBIs, scored two runs.
Mason Hall went 3-for-3 with two walks, two runs and an RBI.