WAYNESFIELD — New Knoxville scored six times in the seventh inning to rally past Waynesfield-Goshen 6-4 for its first win of the season on Thursday night.
New Knoxville entered the final frame down 4-0.
After Cody Shaw got on base to start the seventh, back-to-back doubles from Jake Allen and Spencer Wolf cut the lead to 4-2.
Michael Porter, who went 2-for-4, singled home Wolf to make it a one-run game.
After pinch runner Adam Howe stole second, Tyler Shreve singled home Howe to tie the game 4-4.
The Rangers weren’t finished, with K.V. Mooney delivering the game-winning hit with a two-run single.
Shane Topp pitched a scoreless bottom of the seventh to wrap up the win. Topp earned the win on the mound after throwing three scoreless innings of relief. Starter Tyler Shreve pitched the game’s first four innings.
“Topp came in and did a nice job for us,” New Knoxville head coach Nick Schroer said. “We were able to back it up with some timely hitting. The change it pitchers helped us, and once we were able to get a couple of hits they kept coming. Hitting is contagious and you just need to get one going and they all start going.”
Waynesfield-Goshen took a 4-0 lead with four runs in the bottom of the third inning.
NEW BREMEN 9, MARION LOCAL 3: The New Bremen baseball team traveled south to Fifth Third Field and picked up a 9-3 win over Marion Local on Thursday night. The Cardinals travel to Celina tonight at 5 p.m.
MINSTER 10, SPENCERVILLE 0: Devon Poeppelman and Ethan Wolf had RBI hits in the first inning and Minster never looked back in a 10-0 run-rule win over the Bearcats.
WAPAK 10, MARION LOCAL: Wapakoneta starting pitcher Renee Lovett, threw a complete game shut-out from the mound, while the offense delivered a 10-0 win in six innings.
TRACK AND FIELD
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen boys and girls track and field teams swept their five-team event on Thursday night. The New Bremen boys scored 123 points to outlast second-place Parkway (99 points), Fairlawn (80), Jackson Center (25) and Botkins (23). The Cardinals girls won with 95 points. Parkway took second (91 points). Botkins (71 points), Fairlawn (48) and Jackson Center (41) rounded out the close team standings.
New Bremen’s Zane Ferguson won the pole vault by clearing 11 feet, six inches.
The New Bremen 3200 meter relay team of Drew McClurg, Cort Speckman, Nate Herriott and David Gonzales won with a 9:02.4 time.
The 800 meter relay team of Jacob Swiger, Parker Manger, Jared Kremer and Garrett Westerbeck won with a time of 1:38.24.
The 1600 meter relay team of Kremer, Speckman, Swiger and Westerbeck won with a 3:50.93 time.
McClurg also won the 3200 meter run with a 11:19.01 time.
Jared Kremer also won the 400 meter dash with a 55.26-second pace.
Garrett Westerbeck won the 300 hurdles with a 43.66-second time.
New Bremen’s Ally Elking won the girls mile with a 5:58.29 time and also took the 800 meter run with a 2:46.58 time.
Makenna Brackman took first in the 400 meter dash with a 1:07.72 time.
The 1600 meter relay team of Makenna Brackman, Shelby Paul, Veronica Hirshfield and Elking won with a 4:44.73 time.