Whitko, Marion split baseball opener

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s baseball team finally opened its season, after difficult weather conditions, Saturday and split a doubleheader with Marion.The Wildcats dropped game one by a margin of 9-5, but came back to capture game two by a 10-9 score.A home run proved to be the winning blast in game two. Tanner Gaff hit a solo shot to break a 9-9 tie and give the Wildcats the eventual win.“Tanner Gaff made a great hitting adjustment on his solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning that proved to be the game winner,” Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner said.A big fifth inning was the key to victory for the Wildcats in game two. Whitko scored seven runs in the fifth to take a 9-6 lead.To read the rest of this story, see the April 1 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.