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BASEBALL: Riders off to 4-2 start, Minster hands Wapak first loss

April 3, 2012

St. Marys starting pitcher D.J. Manning delivers a pitch while second baseman Michael Huber awaits the deliver. (Staff Photo/Brian Smith)

St. Marys 7, New Bremen 3
Another win over a Midwest Athletic Conference team has the St. Marys baseball team entering Western Buckeye League play in its best early-season position in five years.

The Roughriders collected a third win out of the last four games played against a MAC opponent with a patient offensive approach in a 7-3 win over New Bremen on Monday night at K.C. Geiger Park.

St. Marys at 4-2  has its best record through six games since 2007, when the Riders started the season 5-1.

St. Marys second baseman Michael Huber, who went 3-for-3 with three runs batted in, homered for the second straight game. Huber belted a pitch over the left field wall with one out in the third inning just two days after hitting a two-run shot against Minster.

St. Marys drew 10 walks. Four of those walks came around to score.

Aaron Clune went 1-for-3 with a double. Luke Schwieterman went 2-for-3 for the Cardinals.

Now the Roughriders turn their sights to the Western Buckeye League. St. Marys opens WBL play tonight at 5 p.m. at K.C. Geiger Park.
Minster 4, Wapakoneta 1

MINSTER — Adam Niemeyer’s powerful right arm ended Wapakoneta’s early-season winning streak.

Niemeyer struck out 14 and gave up just one unearned run in a complete game victory in Minster’s  4-1 win  on Monday night.

“We knew this was going to be the toughest game of the year so far going up against the defending state champs, “said Wapakoneta coach Jason Brandt. “Niemeyer kept working ahead in the count and had our batters baffled all night long”

Minster improved to 4-1 on the season. Wapakoneta fell to 7-1.


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