Tom Marcheschi’s mind went blank in an instant.
Seconds earlier, the Boone Grove assistant coach was giving directions to a runner on first base during last Saturday’s Class 2A LaVille Semistate championship game while his second baseman stepped to the plate. Boone Grove’s catcher was about to step in the on-deck circle.
That all three players were Marcheschi’s daughters wasn’t important with a state title berth on the line, at least not until Angie dropped down a bunt to advance Kellie and Madison-Grant’s catcher lunged at Angie, knocking Angie down and leaving her writhing in pain on the ground…
Photo by Jonathan Miano, the Times.