Archive - Apr 2013 - Sports Article
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen’s Clay Bertke went from flirtling with a perfect game against the St. Marys baseball team to being in danger of losing the lead in the top of the sixth inning with the tying runs in scoring position and nobody out.
But Bertke overpowered the next three Roughrider hitters to maintain his shutout and steer the Cardinals to a 2-0 win over St. Marys on a blustery Monday night.
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NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Rangers rallied back from a five-run deficit and then won the game on a bases loaded single by Wes Meyer in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 8-7 victory over the Fairlawn Jets Monday at New Knoxville.
“The guys never gave up in that fifth inning,” Rangers head coach Nick Schroer said. “The kids backed each other up and they never quit until the end. The guys never stop during the seven innings of play.”
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JACKSON CENTER — The New Knoxville baseball team blasted Jackson Center, 12-0, in five innings on Saturday morning.
Starting pitcher Jake Allen threw five shutout innings on the hill, striking out four. He also went 1-for-2 at the plate with two walks and two steals.
Michael Porter went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. Spencer Wolf went 2-for-3 with a double. Adam Howe was 2-for-3 with a stolen base. Shane Topp tripled, Cody Shaw walked twice and stole a base.
New Knoxville hosts Fort Loramie tonight at 5 p.m.
CELINA — The St. Marys girls track team finished fourth and the Roughrider boys were fifth at the Celina Invitational on Saturday afternoon, while Celina swept the boys (140 points) and girls (191 points) titles in the six-team, All-WBL team event.
“Both teams did a great job, especially since we have had limited time on the track due to weather,” St. Marys head coach Kathy Sites said. “We have a long way to go, but this is an excellent starting place and good things are going to happen with these teams.”
DAYTON — The Minster baseball team won at a professional ballpark, something that’s becoming a habit for the decorated group.
The Wildcats, who have gone 4-0 the last two years at Huntington Park in Columbus en route to back-to-back Division IV state championships, jumped out to a six-run lead in the first three innings and cruised to a 9-2 win over St. Marys at Fifth Third Field in Dayton on a sunny, mild Saturday afternoon.
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OTTAWA — St. Marys head tennis coach Brice Brenneman came into Friday night’s Western Buckeye League tennis opener feeling the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans were the league team most even with his team’s skillset this spring.
The two teams played a close match, with O-G pulling out a 3-2 victory over St. Marys.
“Ottawa is a good team,” Brenneman said. “It would’ve been nice to pull this one out, but the effort was good and I see us getting better at a couple positions.”
CELINA — The New Bremen baseball team had its chances as Celina pitchers walked 11 batters, but six Cardinal errors allowed the Bulldogs to stay undefeated with a 10-2 victory over the Cardinals at Montgomery Field on Friday.
“We walked a lot and left a lot of batters on,” Cardinals head coach Josh Bowersock said. “We also got picked off a lot. We had errors, we got picked off and we lose the ballgame. When you look at the errors and the times we got picked off and that was the basis of the game.”
ST. MARYS — Coldwater’s sophomores have made quite an impression on head baseball coach Brian Harlamert early in the season. Friday night was no different.
Coldwater sophomore back-up catcher Blake Spangler had a key two-run pinch hit single that opened the floodgates for the Coldwater offense while sophomore pitcher Greg Gilliland tossed five one-hit, shutout innings to lead the Cavaliers to an 11-0 win over the Roughriders on Friday night at K.C. Geiger Park.
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WAYNESFIELD — New Knoxville scored six times in the seventh inning to rally past Waynesfield-Goshen 6-4 for its first win of the season on Thursday night.
New Knoxville entered the final frame down 4-0.
After Cody Shaw got on base to start the seventh, back-to-back doubles from Jake Allen and Spencer Wolf cut the lead to 4-2.
Michael Porter, who went 2-for-4, singled home Wolf to make it a one-run game.
After pinch runner Adam Howe stole second, Tyler Shreve singled home Howe to tie the game 4-4.