Five teams claimed tournament championships at the Cub League complex Wednesday, with two of the league champions doubling up with postseason titles.
Four league winners came into Wednesday with hopes of taking the postseason title too, but two came up a game short. One of those was in the Senior League, where sixth-seeded Good Samaritan Hospital upended No. 1 seed Elks, 7-3, in the nightcap at Joe Bilskie Sr. Field.
Good Samaritan roared to four-run first inning and led throughout. Nox Gray singled three times, and Blayton Lockhart hurled the last three innings to go with a two-run homer and double. Kolten Land, Carson Goforth and Isaac Vennard singled two times apiece in the 11-hit attack. Adam Thacker pitched the first three innings, combining with Lockhart on a three-hitter.
Eli Elkins doubled and singled for Elks, and Miles Gardner singled. Levi Pahmeier pitched the first three innings, Colten Wonning followed with two frames and Coy VanMeter one.
Second-seeded Peters Mechanical received good pitching from Derrek Jackson to turn back fifth-seeded North Knox, 3-1, in the Babe Ruth final on Veterans Field. Jackson and Tridyn Thompson singled twice for Peters, and DeJuan Gillis, Dagen Parido, Hunter Jenson and Remington Ruggles had hits. Kaleb Archer singled twice for North Knox.
One of the league champion teams to claim another trophy Wednesday was Miller Endodontics in the Junior League. The regular-season champion produced a seven-run fifth inning to top second-seeded Piper Diamond, 10-5, at Bilskie Field.
Miles Holka pitched the first two innings and also supplied three singles in the win. Winning pitcher Cale Bezy hurled the last two innings and contributed two hits. Brady Stearns, Nash McClure, who pitched two innings and Will Herman also socked hits. Lane Willis singled twice for Piper, which led the whole way before Miller's fifth-inning uprising. Lane Hartwick, Bracey Morron, Wyatt Dunn and Cady Goss singled. Cooper Stricklin pitched three innings, Hartwick two and Willis one.
Second-seeded Civitan spoiled top-seeded Farbest Foods unbeaten season in the Senior Rookie League final on Matt Minderman Field, scoring three times in the seventh inning for a 7-4 triumph.
Tate Walker tripled and singled for Civitan, Mason Potter and Brody Fleener doubled and singled, Maddyx Abel singled twice and Nolan Martin had a hit. Lucas Culp doubled and singled twice for Farbest, Rylan Hunckler doubled and singled, Kable Collins tripled and Landon Bouchie doubled.
In the Minderman Field opener, Pepsi added a Junior Rookie League tournament title to its regular-season crown when it doubled up second-seeded Wabash Food Service, 10-5.
River Abel and Barrett Battles both doubled twice and singled twice to pace Pepsi's 21-hit barrage. Connor Walk tripled, doubled and singled, Jaxson Cook and Carter Hahn doubled twice and singled, and Lincoln Hudson and Mason McCoy singled twice. Tyson Allen doubled and singled twice for Wabash Foods, Draven Jennings smacked three hits, Luke Telligman singled twice, and Hope Hunckler, Jack Kerzan and Luke Kerzan singled.