COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame will induct 11 players and coaches who starred in the state including St. Henry native Ron Niekamp and his University of Findlay 2009 Division II champs, former St. Henry High School coach Fran Guilbault and Wapakoneta’s Steve Trout, who was picked by his fellow officials.
Among the inductees are Miami’s Randy Ayers and Wally Szczerbiak, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Brad Daugherty, the University of Cincinnati’s Kenyon Martin and UConn’s Tamika Williams Raymond.
DAYTON — The Dayton Docs scored three runs in the sixth inning to pull ahead for good in an 8-5 win over the Grand Lake Mariners on Wednesday night to extend the Mariners’ losing streak to three games.
The Docs put up the three-spot after the Mariners scored two runs in the fifth inning to tie the game, 4-4.
A Brian Bien RBI groundout and Brady Stewart’s two-run single off Mariner reliever Will Schierholz put the Docs up 7-4.
Drew Jacobs became the 46th St. Marys National Little League player to win the Galen Cisco Award, which is given out by Cisco and the St. Marys Rotary Club.
Jacobs was given a plaque by former major league pitcher and pitching coach Galen Cisco in a ceremony at K.C. Geiger Park.
The award has been presented by the St. Marys Rotary Club since 1965 in honor of Cisco, a Memorial High School grad, an Ohio State football captain and major league pitcher who won an college football national championship and a World Series in his career.
MINSTER — Jay Eilerman and the Minster ACME baseball team did almost everything needed to move on in the district tournament in just the first inning.
Eilerman threw a no-hop strike from centerfield 275 feet away to a spot near the plate to gun down a Fort Loramie baserunner, and he then doubled and tripled in the first inning to spearhead a seven-run top of the first for Minster.
The Wildcats’ pitching took it from there in Minster’s 7-3 win over Fort Loramie on Thursday night at Hanover Street Park.