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Finally America gets what it has been pining for: a movie about baseball statistics.
“Moneyball”, Michael Lewis’ sports book that to people under 35 is a seminal reading the same way “Ball Four” by Jim Bouton or
“The Boys of Summer” by Roger Kahn were to previous baseball-loving generations, comes to big screen in late September — just as baseball will be winding down its regular season and in time for Joe Buck to sneer at it on a Fox baseball broadcast.
Opening night of the 2011 high school football season is just more than eight weeks away and here's an early look at the region's football schedule for this fall. Schedules still subject to changes:
Monday, June 20 — Local Sports Schedule
St. Marys at New Bremen, 6:30
Piqua at St. Marys, 7 p.m.
New Bremen at Indian Lake, 6
St. Marys at Celina, 6:30 p.m.
ST. MARYS – It was total domination Friday evening for the St. Marys ACME baseball team against previously unbeaten Wapakoneta.
St. Marys got the runs going in the third inning and defeated Wapakoneta 10-0 in five innings at K.C. Geiger Park.
“This season we have been very successful in executing in situations,” St. Marys head coach Alan Huber said. “Sometimes it has been with a hit, sometimes by making the pitcher work or by getting a couple bunts down and forcing some errors.”
Friday, June 17
Wapakoneta at St. Marys, 6:30
Findlay at St. Marys, 3 p.m.
Minster 6, New Bremen 2
NEW BREMEN — The Minster ACME baseball team batted around in the sixth inning and broke open a 2-2 game with four runs and a 6-2 victory over the New Bremen ACME Thursday at New Bremen.
It was the first victory for Minster in the ACME season.
“I thought we hit the ball pretty well tonight and I’m pleased with how the players came to the plate with a good approach ,” Minster coach Alex Brandewie said.
New weight room equipment was installed at Memorial High School on June 8 and the early feedback from the students has been positive.
“Kids can be pretty tough on equipment so we made sure we got heavy-duty stuff that will hold up,” St. Marys Athletic Director Joe Bline said.
The Equipment Guys, a company out of Urbancrest, Ohio, supplied the equipment.
The cost of the weight room equipment was originally $60,000, but the three lowest bids for the equipment all came in over $10,000 below that estimate in March.
Thursday, June 16
Local Sports Schedule
Minster at New Bremen, 6:30 p.m.
Grand Lake at Licking Cty., 7 p.m.
Lima Buckeyes at St. Marys Post 323, 7 p.m.
Rider Rooter Golf Outing on June 25
The Rider Rooters will hold their 25th annual golf outing. The outing will feature a new format, with a four-person scramble taking place on Saturday June 25 at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Northmoor Country Club. The morning flight will be served a catered dinner by Dave Wright after the tournament and the afternoon flight will be served at 11:30 p.m. prior to the tournament. Members of Northmoor pay $35, which includes a cart. Non-members pay $50, and it includes a cart. Call Denny Vogel for reservations at 419-394-3361.
Wednesday, June 15
St. Marys 3, Celina 2
Tyler Roby hit a two-run go-ahead home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give St. Marys a 3-2 win over Celina.
St. Marys southpaw starter Austin James worked 5 1-3 innings. D.J. Manning got the win relief, with 2-3 of an inning of scoreless work. Nick Vogel got the save in the top of the seventh with a 1-2-3 inning.