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BASEBALL: Riders rally past Elida, Minster beats New Bremen 1-0

April 13, 2012

St. Marys' Mason Gross slides into third base during the Riders' 6-4 win over Elida on Friday night. (Staff Photo/Brian Smith)

ST. MARYS 6, ELIDA 4

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys baseball team again found a way to deliver in the clutch in the late innings.

The Roughriders won their second last at-bat win in as many nights with three runs in the top of the seventh to rally past the Elida Bulldogs 6-4 on Friday night.

St. Marys improved to 9-4, 3-1 in the Western Buckeye League.

Steven Paulus went 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs batted to lead the Riders at the plate.

Michael Huber laced a smash down the third base line past a diving third baseman that brought Kalobb Dodson around to tie the game, 4-4.

Mason Gross followed with an opposite field double he flared into shallow right field. The ball squirted past the outfielder to score Huber and give St. Marys its first lead of the game at 5-4.

Steven Paulus added an insurance run on an opposite field double he lined to right center that wheeled Taylor all the way home from first to make it 6-4.

Brad Sawmiller went the distance on the mound for the Riders, getting out of a bases loaded jam with no outs in the top of the fourth inning.

St. Marys is scheduled to play a doubleheader today at noon at Ayersville.    

MINSTER 1, NEW BREMEN 0

MINSTER — A pair of the Midwest Athletic Conference’s best pitchers locked horns in a pitcher’s duel in Minster on Friday.

Minster’s Adam Niemeyer and New Bremen’s Aaron Clune matched zeroes most of the night.

An RBI double by Minster shortstop Devon Poeppelman that scored Drew Elson in the bottom of the third inning proved to be the difference in the Wildcats’ 1-0 victory over New Bremen.

Niemeyer gave up no runs on three hits and struck out 13.

Clune gave up one run on four hits. He struck out four and walked two.

New Bremen (5-6, 1-1) will travel to Van Wert today for a doubleheader, while Minster (10-2, 1-1) will play Bradford Sunday at Fifth-Third Field in Dayton.

DELPHOS ST. JOHN'S 6, NEW KNOXVILLE 0

NEW KNOXVILLE — Delphos St. John’s Cody Kundert pitched a no-hitter in the Blue Jays’ 6-0 win over New Knoxville on Friday night.

It’s Kundert’s second no-hitter of the season. He also held Delphos Jefferson hitless on March 29.

The Blue Jays (9-3, 2-0 MAC) scored four runs in the in the top of the fourth inning to break open a close game.

DSJ scored single runs in the first and second innings.

The Rangers fell to 1-7, 0-3 in the MAC.

New Knoxville’s scheduled doubleheader against Houston was cancelled.
 

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