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April 27th, 2012
Courtney Knippen and the Wapakoneta softball team pounced on St. Marys pitching from the start to take any drama out of the game against its Auglaize County rivals.
The Redskins sent 15 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning en route to a 15-1 run-rule victory in five innings at K.C. Geiger Park on Friday.
Knippen started and finished the scoring outburst with a pair of extra-base hits.
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The St. Marys boys tennis team edged Wapakoneta 3-2 in a Western Buckeye League tennis match on Friday to earn positioning for the upcoming WBL tournament.
The Riders’ Cole Brooks won second singles over Wapak’s Joey Jose in three sets, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.
VAN WERT — St. Marys will have three seniors playing in the Western Buckeye League vs. MAC/NWC Football All-Star Game on Friday, June 8.
St. Marys senior wideout and defensive back Tre Sherman, running back D.J. Manning and center Austin Rupard.
Minster’s Daniel Gusching, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound wideout and linebacker will play for the MAC-NWC team. Gusching was named the Associated Press’ Division IV defensive player of the year as a senior.
Spencerville head coach John Zerbe, who will coach the NWC-MAC team.
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville threw a change-up at Coldwater.
The Cavs nearly whiffed.
New Knoxville gave Coldwater all it could handle for five innings before the Cavs rallied with two runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings to secure a 6-3 win over the Rangers on Thursday night.
New Knoxville led 3-2 through five innings as Coldwater couldn’t get a key hit.
Coldwater came off a marathon 15-inning win over Minster on Tuesday night in which opposing pitcher Adam Niemeyer threw 10 shutout innings with a blazing fastball.
The St. Marys Roughriders softball team got off to a rough start giving up nine runs in the first three innings against the Coldwater Cavaliers, but the Riders never died and came back to tie the game at 10-10.
The Riders just couldn’t get over the hump, though.
The Riders gave up a run in the top of the seventh to give the Cavaliers an 11-10 victory Thursday at K. C. Geiger Park.
ROCKFORD — The Minster boys and girls track teams swept a quad meet in Rockford against Parkway, New Knoxville and Fort Jennings.
The Minster girls team collected 139 points.
The Wildcat boys had 143 points. The New Knoxville boys team finished third with 38 points.
New Knoxville’s P.J. Kiernan won the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 18.28 seconds and won the 300 hurdles with a 45.9-second mark.
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ST. MARYS — Defiance scored eight times in the third inning and starting pitcher Anthony Kidston retired the final 12 St. Marys batters in Defiance’s 14-1 win at K.C. Geiger Park on Tuesday.
“Defiance is a strong team and you have to play your A game if you want to beat someone the quality of Defiance,” St. Marys head coach Dave Huber said.
St. Marys fell to 13-6 and 5-2 in the Western Buckeye League.
DEFIANCE 11, ST. MARYS 9
DEFIANCE — St. Marys fell to 4-10, 2-5 in the WBL with a 11-9 loss at Defiance on Tuesday. St. Marys hosts Coldwater on Thursday night.
MINSTER 13, SPENCERVILLE 3
SPENCERVILLE — The Minster softball team collected 16 hits and run-ruled Spencerville in five innings on Tuesday.
Regan Hahn went 4-for-4 with four runs batted in. Alexis Robinson was 3-for-4. Jayden Hahn drove in three runs for the Wildcats.
CELINA — The St. Marys boys and girls track teams turned in a 19 top-four individual finishes in a tri-meet at Celina on Tuesday night.
The St. Marys boys team finished third with 24 points. Celina won with 83 points and Shawnee collected 67 points. Grand Lake Christian School earned one point.
The St. Marys girls team finished third with 17 points. Celina won with 117 points, and Shawnee had 41 points.
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