Jasper Baseball State Championship Game

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    Jasper's Nick Gobert, left, stuck his tongue out has he ran back to the foul line with his teammates during warmups at the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Devon Traylor, Craig Schneider, and Craig Shepherd all tied their shoes before the start of the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Cal Krueger, left, warmed up alongside his teammates at Victory Field before the start of the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    The Jasper student section cheered the player announcements during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    The Jasper team listened to head coach Terry Gobert behind the dugout before the start of the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Devon Traylor rubbed his hands together in anticipation of the game to start during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Mark Giesler walked out onto the field following a talk in the dugout before the start of the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Nathan Leibering was called onto the field during player introductions before the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Andy Knust, left, high fived his teammates as he was called as a started during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Stan Vollmer of Jasper cheered on the cats after a foul ball during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Cal Krueger, Craig Schneider and Nick Gobert showed their enthusiasm after a crucial double play to end the first inning during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's pitcher Nick Gobert had his arm muscles massaged by team chiropractor Jared Brosmer of Jasper before taking the mound during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's third baseman Austin Alles fielded a ground ball during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Recently graduated Jasper senior Cole Sermersheim cheered on the Wildcats in the student section during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper head coach Terry Gobert yelled instructions to his dugout during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Nick Gobert lifted his finger to signal a home run after hitting a deep fly ball to left field during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. Gobert's hit was caught deep in the outfield on the play. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Nick Gobert grimaced after flying out to deep left field during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Ben Moore dove back to first to avoid the tag by Norwell first baseman Tailur Szarenski during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Ben Moore listened to head coach Terry Gobert as third base during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Nick Gobert pitched to home during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Recently graduated Jasper senior Shelby Merder, right with hands up, cheered in the Jasper student section during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Scott Stallwood tried to dive around Norwell catcher Cale Schumm at home plate during the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. Stallwood was called out on the play. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Cal Krueger walked back to his position as Norwell's Jonah Patten yelled with enthusiasm after his double that scored the winning run in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Austin Alles looked at Norwell pitcher Josh VanMeter from first base during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Mark Giesler knocked down a ground ball hit to first during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    The Jasper dugout cheered on batter Andy Knust during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Nick Gobert dove for a ball hit near the mound during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Ben Moore, left, and Mark Giesler, right, patted each other as they walked back to third and home, respectively during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Scott Stallwood yelled after a pitch was called a strike during the top of the seventh inning in the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    The Jasper student fan section turned away, ignoring the Norwell Knights as they were introduced before the start of the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Cal Krueger threw the ball to first for a double play after forcing out Norwell's Tailur Szarenski at second during the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Mark Giesler pitched to home during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Andy Knust slid for the ball as Craig Shepherd went to be the cut off for second during the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Scott Stallwood wore his rally cap in the top of the seventh inning as he yelled to encourage his teammates in the final inning of the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Mark Giesler took a moment to himself in the dugout after the Wildcats 2-1 loss to Norwell in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday.Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    The Jasper student section looked on as the Norwell Knights celebrated on the field after defeating the WIldcats 2-1 in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday.Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Ben Moore, second from right, and Seth Hollinden, right, watched as the Norwell Knights had their dog pile on the field after the Wildcat's 2-1 loss in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Mark Giesler, second from right, put his arm around Nick Gobert as they walked to the field for the trophy presentations after the Wildcats 2-1 loss to Norwell in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Caroline Gobert of Jasper hugged her son Nick Gobert after he received the L.V. Phillips Mental Attitude Award following the Wildcats 2-1 loss to Norwell in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday.Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    From left, Jasper's Spencer Otto, Mark Giesler, Austin Alles, Nick Gobert and Ben Moore reacted emotionally as the trophy presentations began after the Wildcats 2-1 loss to Norwell in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper head coach Terry Gobert gave his son Nick Gobert a hug as the Wildcats lined up for the trophy presentation following their 2-1 loss to Norwell in the Class 3A baseball state championship game against at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. Mark Giesler, left, Austin Alles, and Ben Moore, right, are also pictured. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's head coach Terry Gobert shook the hand of senior Nathan Leibering along with the other seniors following the Wildcats 2-1 loss to Norwell in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper senior Seth Hollinden teared up as the Wildcats went to break their huddle for the last time this season following their 2-1 loss to Norwell in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday.Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's head coach Terry Gobert watched as his son Nick Gobert answered the media's questions after receiving the L.V. Phillips Mental Attitude Award following the Wildcats 2-1 loss to Norwell in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday.Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Spencer Otto, right, hugged teammate Craig Schneider, second from right, following the Wildcats 2-1 loss to Norwell in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday.Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper players received hugs from their families and friends following their 2-1 loss to Norwell in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday.Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Scott Stallwood got a kiss from his girlfriend Taylor Klienhelter a recent sophomore at Jasper as family and friends talked to players following the WIldcats 2-1 loss to Norwell in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday.Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Nick Gobert hugged Courtland Betz following the Wildcats's 2-1 loss to Norwell in the Class 3A baseball state championship game against Norwell at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Scott Stallwood, left, and Devon Traylor hugged as they left the dugout following the Wildcats 2-1 loss to Norwell in the Class 3A baseball state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Friday. The WIldcats lost 2-1. Matthew Busch/The Herald