MINSTER — With a few gift runs in the first couple innings the Minster softball team put the ball in play and defeated the New Bremen Cardinals 6-1 Monday in a MAC game played at Minster.
The first three runs for the Wildcats were unearned due to errors.
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In the second inning Sara Hosey led off for Minster with a single to right and she promptly stole second. Following a strikeout, Hosey advanced to third. Stephanie Albers reached on an error and she stole second. After another strikeout, Nicole Brandewie dropped a single to center that scored both Hosey and Albers and give Minster a 3-0 lead.
New Bremen got on the board in the top of the fourth inning. Catilyn Everhart started with a single to center and Haley Moeller reached on a bunt single. Julie Brown singled to right scoring Everhart.
In the bottom of the fifth inning Minster increased the lead to 5-1. Kayla Richards drew a walk and Conrad doubles to right putting runners at second and third. Robinson reached on a single to score Richards and Conrad scored on a wild pitch.
Minster concluded their scoring with a run in the sixth inning. Stephanie Albers led off with a single and Kathy Prenger moved Albers to second with a sacrifice bunt. Nicole Brandewie reached on a single and both runners moved up on an error with Albers scoring the sixth Minster run.
Kayla Richards pitched for the Wildcats and gave up one run on seven hits. She had two walks and seven strikeouts.
The Cardinals (8-7, 1-3) will travel to Ft. Loramie tonight and entertain St. Henry on Thursday, while the Wildcats (9-7, 6-1) will entertain LCC today and travel to Parkway on Thursday.
MARION LOCAL 5, NEW KNOXVILLE 1
NEW KNOXVILLE — Marion Local’s Jordan Rethman and New Knoxville’s Jake Allen combined to retire 20 of the final 22 batters they faced on Monday, making for a tidy game that lasted just 83 minutes.
Marion Local’s Ethan Nietfeld’s two-out, bases-loaded hit in the top of the fifth inning turned out to be the key difference separating the two strong outings on the mound.
Rethman retired 13 of the last 14 batters he faced in a two-hit complete game and Nietfeld delivered four of the five runs batted in during Marion Local’s 5-1 win over New Knoxville on Monday night.
New Knoxville scored first, pushing a run across in the bottom of the third inning on Michael Porter’s two-out, bases loaded single through the box.
Marion Local’s Rethman then got out of the bases-loaded situation and only allowed one baserunner the rest of the way — and that came on an error. Rethman retired the Rangers in order in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings and struck out six.
Marion Local tied the game in the top of the fourth inning. Kyle Mescher doubled with one out and scored from second after a single to left field by Nietfeld for his first of four RBI in the game.
Marion Local took the lead in the fifth. Nietfeld delivered the biggest hit of the game with the bases loaded and two outs, rocketing a liner to left field that brought in three runs and gave Marion Local a 5-1 lead.
Allen settled down to retire eight of the final nine Flyers he faced while striking out four. Allen went the distance on the mound, striking out nine and walking three in his seven innings.
ST. MARYS 5, PIQUA 0
ST. MARYS – The St. Marys boys tennis team earned wins at all five positions against Piqua on Monday to push its record to 6-6 on the season.
St. Marys’ Cole Brooks defeated Piqua’s Andrew Latham, 6-0, 6-1, at first singles. At second singles St. Marys’ Jason Freewalt downed Joye Hsiang, 6-1, 6-1. St. Marys’ Nick Rohr won third singles over Devon Parshall, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. The Roughrider first doubles team of Kevin Dammeyer and Zac Nelson got he better of Piqua’s Luke Hanes and Josh Hanes, 6-1, 6-4. The Riders’ second doubles team of Noah Hartsock and Justin Nedderman defeated Laney Ptneo and Jarod Haney, 6-0, 6-3.
In exhibition action, the Riders’ Riley Niekamp and Bobby Miller won, 8-1. Morgan Fenwick and Alex Now won, 8-3. Luke Gossard and Max Moeller won, 8-1. Nathan Falk and Gabe Maas won, 8-1.
St. Marys will host Defiance tonight at 5 p.m.
WAPAKONETA 3, BATH 2
WAPAKONETA — The Redskins scored two in the second and added what proved to be the winning run in the fifth to pick up a 3-2 win over the Wildcats on Monday. Wapakoneta’s Chase Culver got the win on the mound. The Redskins are 10-5 and 3-2 in the WBL. Bath falls to 10-7 and 3-1 in the WBL.