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July 25th, 2011
CELINA — Before Minster could play its game against Toledo Central Catholic on Sunday, it had to play the waiting game.
All six hours of it.
The Wildcats made the long wait worth the hassle by jumping out to an early lead in an 8-3 win over Toledo Central Catholic on Sunday night in the second round of the state ACME tournament.
Minster arrived at Montgomery Field at 3:30 p.m., only to watch six separate rain delays extend the preceding game between Defiance and Vandalia Butler into a seven-hour affair.
CELINA — Minster's Doug Huber finished what he started.
Huber delivered a game-winning bases-loaded walkoff single to validate his complete game 10-strikeout one-hitter on the mound in Minster's 1-0 win over Springfield on Saturday in the opening game of the 2011 state ACME tournament in Celina.
Huber smacked a 3-1 pitch into the right field gap to bring home Devon Poeppelman and win the game after Springfield intentionally walked the two batters in front of him to set up a force at every base.
What: 2011 State ACME Baseball Tournament
Where: Montgomery Field, Eastview Park, Grand Lake Road, Celina
When: Sat., July 23-Sat., July 30
Who: Minster opens the state ACME tournament on Saturday at noon against Springfield, the District 6 champion, a week after winning its own district crown at St. Henry over Coldwater in the final best-of-three series.
CELINA — Grand Lake entered a four-game home stretch this week hoping to make up ground on the playoff contenders in the GLSCL. Instead, the Mariners’ dimming playoff hopes flickered even more as they lost their eighth out of last 10 games on Wednesday night.
The Lima Locos methodically downed the Mariners 8-1 on another hot, hazy night at Jim Hoess Field in Celina.
Grand Lake (10-18) dropped to 1-2 on the current homestand — with only a make-up game tonight against South Division leader Southern Ohio left to make up ground.
MINSTER — The state champion Minster baseball team will be honored with a ceremony at Great American Ball Park on Monday, July 25.
The ceremony will be held at 6:48 p.m. in the pregame before the Cincinnati Reds take on the New York Mets at 7:10 p.m.
Minster won the Division IV state championship this spring.
The Reds have a payment plan for Minster’s followers and are sitting in section 136 as a group.
CELINA — Grand Lake Mariners head coach Mike Goldschmidt says his team understands the sense of urgency needed as it looks to climb out of its last-place positioning and into a Great Lakes Summer College League playoff spot with a late-summer charge.
After a stretch of six losses in seven games and a dwindling number of games to make up the deficit in the standings, Grand Lake hopes its late two-out magic on Monday night is the start of something.
Grades K-3 Campers at New Bremen
Cardinal Youth Basketball Camp was held on July 11-13. Seventy-one campers attended the event from grades K-8th.
The camp was run by the New Bremen High School boys basketball staff and varsity players.
ST. HENRY — There’s no better example of just how experienced and tourney-tested the Minster ACME baseball team is this summer as when the Wildcats used a pair of pitchers who started the state semifinal and state championship games this spring to finish off the Coldwater Cavaliers in the district championship on Friday night.
Few summer baseball teams have this sort of arsenal on the mound.
ST. HENRY — Austin Knapke’s pitching and some timely hits have Minster in prime position for a state ACME tournament berth.
Ryan Hoying hit a two-run home run and Knapke frustrated Cavalier batters for six innings in the Wildcats’ 3-1 win over Coldwater in the first game of the ACME district championship series on Thursday night.
Knapke took a shutout into the seventh inning. He stranded a Coldwater runner at third base in the first, fourth and sixth innings. He gave up one run on five hits, striking out three and walking three.
2011 St. Marys Memorial High School Athletic Schedules