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MINSTER — A bases-loaded squeeze play gone awry turned out to be a winning play for the Minster baseball team.
Fort Recovery couldn’t execute a rundown between home plate and third base after Minster’s runners took off and a pitch went wide beyond what hitter Max Huber could bunt. The Indians threw the ball down the line — where the covering shorstop was sprinting to get the bag — to allow Brandon Hoying to cross home plate for the 1-0 win in the bottom of the eighth inning at Hanover Street Park on Tuesday evening.
The St. Marys baseball team earned the top seed in the area Division II district draw. The Roughriders, who are 15-4, will receive a first-round bye in the sectional before hosting the winner of the 10th-seeded Elida at fifth-seeded Lima Shawnee game on Thursday, May 15 at K.C. Geiger Park at 5 p.m. The winner advances to the district semifinal at Bluffton University on Thursday, May 22.
The St. Marys baseball team dusted itself off and delivered one of the program’s biggest regular-season victories in years.
The Roughriders kept its Western Buckeye League title hopes alive with a 7-3 win over defending state champ Defiance on Friday night at K.C. Geiger Park.
Less than 24 hours after the Riders let a three-run lead slip away in the top of the seventh to Shawnee in a deflating loss, St. Marys knocked off the area’s baseball factory, which has won the last eight league crowns.
CELINA — New day, same dominance.
The St. Marys baseball team finished off a 6-0 whitewashing of rival Celina on Wednesday behind the pitching of Nathan Wilker and an incessant offensive attack that collected 11 hits against a pair of Celina pitchers.
After thunderstorms postponed Tuesday night’s Western Buckeye League affair with two outs in the top of the fourth and the Riders leading 3-0, St. Marys picked up right where it left off.
MINSTER – The Minster Wildcats took advantage of four unearned runs and Brandon Hoying kept the New Bremen bats at bay in a 5-0 six-inning win called after six innings because of lightning on Tuesday.
Minster put pressure on the New Bremen defense with small ball.
“I thought we bunted well tonight,” Minster head coach Mike Wiss aid. “Bunting was something we have been working on and we played good defense. We have made goof strides the last couple weeks and I’m glad with that. ”
WAPAKONETA — The St. Marys girls track team finished third and the Roughrider boys took sixth at the Wapakoneta Relays on Friday evening.
The Rider girls scored 56 points, trailing only Defiance (70) and second-place Wapakoneta (66).
Ottawa-Glandorf won the 10-team boys meet with 78 points. Anna was second (74), Defiance was third (62.5) followed by Wapak (47.5), Sidney (38) and St. Marys (35).
CONVOY — The Minster baseball team took its six-game winning streak north against a state-ranked Crestview team that ended the Wildcats’ two-year reign as Division IV champs last spring.
Minster (8-7) returned home with its streak intact.
The Wildcats roared past the eighth-ranked team in Division IV by a 10-0 score in a five-inning run-rule win.
Drew Ripploh threw the five-inning shutout for Minster, scattering five hits and striking out three.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys baseball team has its own full-service restaurant going.
“They’re settting the table and clearing off the table right now,” St. Marys head coach Jeff Dieringer said after his team surged to 12-1 on the season on Monday.
Lead-off hitter Tristan Becker went 4 for 4 with three runs scored and two runs batted in while clean-up man Isaac Fitzgerald went 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBIs on Monday night in a 9-2 Western Buckeye League victory over Elida at K.C. Geiger Park.
MINSTER — The Minster softball team stayed on a roll. Monday evening the Wildcats got six runs in the first three innings and shutout the Coldwater Cavaliers 8-0 in a MAC contest at Four Seasons Park in Minster.
“They hit the ball pretty well tonight,” Minster head coach Scott Robinson said. “It took a couple of innings to figure her out but once they did they started smacking the ball around.”
ST. MARYS — Four different St. Marys hitters drove two runs, the offense put up a 10-spot in the fourth inning and a pair of Roughrider pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout as Memorial made quick work of the Lima Senior Spartans 15-0 in five innings on Friday at K.C. Geiger Park.
St. Marys (9-1) received yet another strong start from its pitching staff that has led the way to a five-game winning streak. St. Marys hasn’t given up a run in their last 12 innings of play.