Monday, Aug. 11, 2011
Local Sports Scores
ACME District Tournament
At St. Henry
Van Wert 6, Wapakoneta 6
(Suspended in the 6th inning due to lightning)
Wapakoneta and Van Wert will try again tonight.
After three lightning delays and the threat of ever-intensifying lightning, the decision was made just before 10 to suspend the loser’s bracket final of the ACME baseball district tournament Monday night at the Wally Post Athletic Complex in St. Henry.
The game will resume tonight at 6 with the scored tied 6-6 in the top of the fifth inning. Wapak has runners on second and third with two outs.
The winner will face Minster in the title game tonight 20 minutes after the conclusion of this game. Should the winner then defeat Minster, the two teams will play again on Wednesday.
The third and final lightning delay came in the middle of a Wapak rally. Down 6-4 heading into the fifth, Wapak scored two runs with two outs to tie the game.
Celina 14, Fort Loramie 1
CELINA — The tone was set right off the first pitch of the game when Derek Waterman of Celina smacked the ball just fair in deep left field for a 1-0 lead. The Bulldogs went on to score seven runs in the second and six more in the seventh for a 14-1 victory over Ft. Loramie in the loser’s bracket of the Mercer County District ACME tournament held Monday at Montgomery Field in Celina.
“The tone was set with that first pitch,” Celina head coach John Howell said. “We came out ready to swing the bats and we laid off the junk and put the pressure on the defense.”
Celina will now face Coldwater tonight at 6 p.m. in a match-up to decide who will face the winner from the St. Henry portion of the bracket. If Celina wins another game occurs afterwards. If Coldwater wins they will face the the winner from St. Henry on Thursday at St. Henry’s Wally Post.
GLSCL: Cincinnati Steam 4, Grand Lake Mariners 2
CINCINNATI — Cincinnati scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to pick up a 4-2 win over the Grand Lake Mariners in the final game before the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League All-Star Game on Tuesday night.
The Steam scored runs on a Craig Goubeaux bases-loaded walk for the winning run and Mark Elwell singled in an insurance run.
The Mariners had tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the eighth inning on a Mike Coughlin RBI double, but the two runs in the bottom of the frame off Mariners reliever Jordan Goldschmidt sends Grand Lake into the break at 9-15, in last place and 6 1-2 games in back of first place Lima.
Brandon Alger threw seven innings for the Mariners in the start, giving up two runs — one of them earned — on seven hits. Alger lowered his earned-run average to 2.59, but the left-hander from Indiana Tech still has just one win to show for his impressive first half in six starts.
Alger will be one of five Mariners in Wednesday’s all-star game.
Jason Bagoly went 2 for 4 for Grand Lake.
Coughlin and Kyle Thomas drove in the Mariners’ two runs.
Thomas walked with the bases loaded in the top of the first inning, but Grand Lake stranded the bases loaded.
All three of Cincinnati’s runs batted in came from its eighth and ninth batters in the line-up.
The GLSCL’s all-star game will be played on Wednesday night at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark — putting the league’s mid-season exhibition in a major league ballpark for the first time in league history.
Along with Alger, Bagoly, Jack Scanlon, Andrew Elliott, and Preston Zachrich will represent Grand Lake in the game.