Sports Writer

FORT WAYNE - One inning proved to be the difference Tuesday night at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne as the Antwerp Archers scored five times in the bottom of the third in cruising to a 6-0 win over Wayne Trace.

In a scoreless game, the Archers seized control of the contest the big third inning, all with two outs.

Nathan Lee walked to open the inning before Raider pitcher Trevor Speice struck out Cole Seslar and got Austin Lichty to fly out.

A Jacob Savina single moved Chase Friend, who entered as a pinch runner for Lee, to second before a Keaton Altimus single scored Friend.

Brett Fulk followed with a single that scored Savina and put runners on the corners with Altimus then scoring on a Raider error to make it 3-0.

Luke Krouse then added a two-run double that pushed the Archer lead to 5-0 and Antwerp cruised from that point on.

The Raiders got their best scoring opportunity in the fifth.

Jace Vining and Reece Thompson opened the frame with consecutive walks before Drew Forrer hit into a fielder’s choice, putting runners at the corners with one out.

Antwerp hurler Blake Schuette struck out Reid Miller for the second out before Korbin Slade walked to load the bases.

However, Schuette escaped any further damage by striking out Carter Baksa for the third out.

The Archers picked up the game’s final run in the bottom of the sixth.

Dylan Hines singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch before a Luke Krouse single plated Hines to make it 6-0 Archers.

All six of Antwerp's runs in the contest came with two outs.

Wayne Trace again looked to find the scoring column in the seventh.

With two outs, Trevor Speice singled and Caleb Yenser reached on an error to put runners on first and second. After Reece Thompson walked to load the bases, Drew Forrer hit into a force out as the Archers sealed the win.

Caleb Yenser, Trevor Speice and Brendon Bidlack all had singles for the Raiders in the contest.

Krouse picked up a single and a double to lead Antwerp while Cole Seslar, Jacob Savina, Keaton Altimus, Brett Fulk and Dylan Hines recorded a single each.

Keaton Altimus, Cole Seslar and Blake Schuette all pitched two innings for the Archers while Savina tossed the final frame. The quartet combined to allow only three hits in the contest with eight strikeouts and eight walks.

Trevor Speice, Hadyn Gillett, Caleb Yenser and Dane Moore all saw action on the mound for Wayne Trace. The Raider pitchers gave up seven hits and walked five as a group with six strikeouts.