"I thought their pitching did a good job of getting out of jams," Waynesboro coach Greg Chandler said. "We got the bases loaded against them a couple of times - once with two outs - but couldn't do a lot against them."
The Indians used a Josh Mummert double and Andrew Caron's two-out single to take a 1-0 lead. Freshman Nathan Minnich ripped a leadoff home run on the first pitch of the second inning in his first varsity at-bat to start Waynesboro's two-run second for a 3-0 lead.
Greencastle tied the game when Adam Wiestling clubbed a Cory Livengood pitch over the fence in dead center field for a three-run home run in the second. Greencastle took a 4-3 lead in the third on Josh Crunkelton's bases-loaded single.
Waynesboro chased Greencastle starter Brian Bennett with Mummert's leadoff single in the fourth. The Indians loaded the bases against reliever Brent Thrush before Minnich launched a sacrifice fly to right to tie the game.
Waynesboro took the lead in the fifth when Zach Helman led off with a triple and scored on a wild pitch. Ryan Chaney hit the RBI single which ended the game - for now.
"The kids had some first-game butterflies, but we had some good plate appearances," Chandler said. "There were some positive things."
"That three-run home run was huge," Sellers said. "We went from not even being in the game to a chance to win it. We had some quality pitches at quality times. The errors just kill us. Unless you hit a ton, they are always going to jump up and bite you."