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May 9th, 2012
FORT RECOVERY — Good defense and clutch pitching from Aaron Clune allowed the New Bremen Cardinals to emerge from Fort Recovery with a 3-1 victory and moved the Cardinals a win on Saturday away from at least a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title.
The victory allowed the Cardinals to remain tied for the MAC lead with a 6-2 record. Overall they are 12-8. Fort Recovery drops to 7-15 and 1-8 in the MAC.
Clune pitched the complete game victory for New Bremen giving up one unearned run on four hits. He struck out three and walked one.
The Western Buckeye League named its 2011-2012 WBL Academic All-League award winners late last week for student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom.
St. Marys had 17 students earn the honor.
Juniors must carry a 3.75 grade point average and earned at least two varsity letters.
St. Marys juniors Emily Brown, Kevin Dammeyer, Nick Durkee, Mitch Fowler, Kelly Heitkamp, Colleen Magee, Neil Perry and Logan Simons were named to the list.
Seniors must carry a 3.75 GPA with at least three varsity letters in WBL sports.
NEW BREMEN — Late afternoon storms postponed the Division IV sectional softball final between New Bremen and St. Henry scheduled for Monday.
The Cardinals and Redskins will play tonight at 5 p.m. at New Bremen. The winner advances to the district tournament at Wapakoneta on Tuesday, May 15 against the winner of Ada and Hardin Northern.
St. Henry won the regular season match-up 10-0 on April 19.
Minster will play in district action at Wapak on Wednesday, May 16 at 5 p.m. against the wnner of today’s Lima Perry-Ridgemont game.
MINSTER — Four runs in the first inning by the Fort Recovery Indians was all they needed as they defeated the New Knoxville baseball team 4-1 in the opening game of the Division IV sectional tournament held at Hanover Street Park in Minster.
St. Henry defeated Marion Local 1-0 in the second game despite being no-hit until the seventh inning. Second-seeded New Bremen will face the Redskins this week in a sectional final.
LIMA — The St. Marys first doubles team of Josh Parker and Kevin Dammeyer finished fourth at the Western Buckeye League tournament on Saturday.
After advancing to Saturday’s action with a win on Thursday, Dammeyer and Parker fell to Shawnee’s Derek Smith and Garrett Diltz in a semifinal match, 1-6, 1-6.
Parker and Dammeyer lost to Rex Axbell and Anthony Kennard of Wapakoneta in a third-place match, 1-6, 1-6.
ST. HENRY — Minster’s foray into Friday night extra innings produced a happier ending this time thanks to a pair of home runs and a relief appearance from Austin Knapke that had the length of a start.
A week after losing in 15 innings in a Midwest Athletic Conference contest at Coldwater, Minster emerged with a win from a double-digit inning affair against another Mercer County MAC foe.
On a day Minster (19-5, 6-2 MAC) otherwise struggled to hit the ball, it was a pair of home runs that got the job done.
MARIA STEIN — As the clean-up hitter in the St. Marys line-up, Michael Huber looked out at the flag in center field whipping directly out and saw the opportunity for a big day.
“As a hitter, I was definitely excited,” he said.
Huber said the wind helped him on the hill, too.
The Rider senior hit two home runs — including a seventh-inning grand slam — and pitched six strong innings in St. Marys’ 8-2 win over Marion Local on Thursday.
MINSTER — Minster’s early offensive explosion accomplished a few things.
Taking a 9-0 lead through three innings allowed the Wildcats to coast to a 10-0 win over New Knoxville on Wednesday night in the resumption of a rain postponement from the night before.
The big lead also let Minster head coach Mike Wiss get his pitching staff lined up for next week’s tournament, a glaring need with rainouts and a scarcity of games left to let his deep and talented pitching staff get its work in.