The Logansport Babe Ruth baseball league wrapped up play Saturday night at Steinman Field with Pepsi edging Trophy Factory 7-6 to win the league tournament. The squads had shared the regular-season championship and both managers knew that the tournament championship was going to be a battle.
And a battle it was. Trophy Factory scored two runs in the top of the first on hits by Fabian Luna, Dustin Wilson, and Brayden Wilson. It looked as if it was going to plate more, but two runners were left stranded. In the bottom half of the first Pepsi answered with two runs of its own when its first two batters were hit by a pitch and walked. After one complete it was 2-2.
Both squads went quietly in the second without a threat before Brayden Wilson reached on an error. He later scored on a base hit by Dante Darden to give Trophy Factory a 3-2 lead after two and a half. In the bottom of the third Pepsi went ahead by plating two runs on one hit from Jacob Plump. After three it was 4-3 Pepsi.
Trophy Factory went quietly in the fourth while Pepsi plated another run on hits from Graves and Isaah Elkins. After four Pepsi held a two-run lead at 5-3.
In the top half of the fifth Trophy Factory tied the game at 5-5 behind the bats of Brayden and Dustin Wilson. The tie was short lived, however, as Pepsi answered with two of its own on a hit from Babcock to retake the lead at 7-5.
Trophy Factory plated one more in the sixth behind another hit by Luna and Brayden Wilson to make it the 7-6 final score.
“This was a well-played game all around. We out-hit them but we made a couple mistakes and they were able to take advantage of those mistakes,” said Trophy Factory manager Jeff Wilson.