Roundup: Bluffton beats Liberty-Benton in baseball


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Bluffton’s Aaron Belcher fields a ground ball during Saturday’s game against Liberty-Benton in Bluffton. See more game photos at LimaScores.com.

Bluffton’s Aaron Belcher fields a ground ball during Saturday’s game against Liberty-Benton in Bluffton. See more game photos at LimaScores.com.


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Bluffton’s Cayden Rayle keeps the ball in front of him during Saturday’s game against Liberty-Benton in Bluffton.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Bluffton’s Cole Fruchey receives the throw before Liberty-Benton’s Griffin Hohman reaches first base during Saturday’s game in Bluffton.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

BLUFFTON — The host Pirates moved to 2-2 on the season with an 8-6 baseball victory Saturday against Liberty-Benton.

Brady Romick had three hits, Brice Rayle doubled and had two RBI and Braeden Edwards had a hit and two RBI for Bluffton.

Parkway 7, Shawnee 6

ROCKFORD — The host Panthers held the Indians to two runs in the top of the seventh to earn the win.

Parkway’s Clayton Agler and Shawnee’s Kale Ebling each had a hit and three RBI.

LCC 9, Delphos Jefferson 2

LIMA — Brendan Stolly was the winning pitcher for Lima Central Catholic (3-1).

Perry 10, Botkins 4

PERRY TOWNSHIP — Austin Money doubled and Luke Floyd and Dillan Maxwell each had three stolen bases for Perry.

New Bremen 10, New Knoxville 0

NEW BREMEN — Winning pitcher Koby Paul allowed three hits and a walk while striking out eight in a five-inning outing. Ryan Bertke had a double, two singles and three RBI and Luke Vonderhaar had a hit and two RBI also for the host Cardinals.

Hardin Northern 7,

Pandora-Gilboa 6

DOLA — The Polar Bears scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth. Hunter Jolliff had two hits and three RBI, Daylin Pees had a double and a single and Brant Dye had a pair of hits for Hardin Northern. Trey Hovest had two hits and an RBI and Nick Meyer and Drew Meyer each had two hits for P-G.

Crestview 6, Kalida 4

CONVOY — Charles Stefanek had two hits for Crestiview. Owen Recker had a double and a single and Gabe Hovest, Josh Recker, Matt Kehres and Luke Erhart each had two hits for Kalida.

Softball

Bluffton splits

BLUFFTON — The host Pirates bounced back from 7-4 loss in the opener to defeat Liberty-Benton 6-5 in Game 2 of a doubleheader.

In the 7-4 contest, Mara Minnig had two hits and two RBI and Libby Schaadt had a double and RBI for Bluffton.

In their win, Schaadt had a pair of RBI, including the game-winner on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh, Averey Rumer had three hits and two stolen bases and Mara Minnig had two hits for the Pirates.

Van Buren 22,

Hardin Northern 1

DOLA — Quinn Stewart-Evans had two hits and an RBI for Hardin Northern.

Lincolnview 7, Crestview 4

CONVOY — Alena Looser doubled for Lincolnview. Ashley Call had two doubles and Caitlin O’Hagan had a double for Crestview.

Boys track & field

Antique Alley Invitational

MOUNT VICTORY — Jackson Center won the team event with 130 points followed by Upper Scioto Valley (117), Perry (116), Ridgemont (95) and Sidney Christian Academy (18).

Drew Oglesbee won the 110 and 300 hurdles, Brady Hipsher was first in the 800 and 1,600 and Korwin Kurtz won the pole vault for USV. Ridgemont’s Tyrese Patterson won the 100, 200 and 400 and Perry’s Eric Jackson won the shot and discus.

Crestview Tri-Meet

CONVOY — Kalida won the team title with 58 points followed by Continental and Crestview (56 each).

Grant Laudick won the 400 and long jump and Josh Verhoff (100), Trevor Vorst (200), Will Zeller (3,200) and Aden Fersch (pole vault) won individual events for Kalida. Crestview’s Tyler White won the 110 and 300 hurdles.

Garrett Recker (1,600), Cameron Mason (800), Eli Troyer (high jump), Curtis Mansfield (discus) and Wyatt Stauffer (shot put) won individual events for Continental.

Girls track & field

Antique Alley Invitational

MOUNT VICTORY — Ridgemont won the team title with 155 points followed by Jackson Center (108), Perry (47), USV (43) and Sidney Christian Academy (37).

Meadow Cromer won the pole vault and high jump and and Sidney Richardson won the 200 and 400 for Ridgemont.

Perry’s Tia Barfield won the 100 and USV’s Katherine Moore won the shot put.

Crestview Tri-Meet

CONVOY — Kalida was the team winner with 79 points followed by Crestview (53) and Continental (18).

Hannah Berheide won the 100 and 400 and Kyla Fortman (1,600), Kathryn Siebeneck (long jump), Morgan Mock (discus) and Maclerin Morrissey (shot put) won individual events for Kalida. Continental’s Katie Keller won the 100 and 300 hurdles. Allison McCoy (800), Mackenzie Leeth (200) and Chelsea Taylor (high jump) were individual event winners for Crestview.

Colleges

Tickets on sale

OSU-Lima event

Tickets are now available for Ohio State Lima’s 2018 Spring for Scholarships event Thursday, April 26, which will feature former OSU and NFL player William White, a 1984 graduate of Lima Senior High School.

Cook Hall Gymnasium’s doors will open to ticket holders at 6:30 p.m.

Spring for Scholarships celebrates the students who have benefited from scholarship aid in the past and honors the tradition of being a Buckeye and paying it forward for the students of the future.

Ohio State Lima’s a capella group Carmony will be performing, a variety of auctions and raffles loaded with “OSU experience” packages will be available for bidding, and food from area vendors will be provided . Ohio State Lima student ambassadors and scholarship recipients will be available throughout the evening to give first-hand testimony of how the funds raised have impacted their academic experience.

More information about the event and auction items is available at http://go.osu.edu/SFS2018.

Tickets are $75 each. The full ticket amount will benefit the Spring for Scholarships endowment fund at The Ohio State University at Lima. The deadline to RSVP is April 20. Individual tickets are $75. Sponsorships are also available for tables of four and eight. Call 419-995-8215 to purchase tickets and reserve tables.

Men’s tennis

UNOH 9, Cornerstone 0

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The University of Northwestern Ohio moved to 6-5 overall and 2-0 in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.

Mount Union 8, ONU 1

ALLIANCE — The Polar Bears fell to 7-6 overall and 1-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference with loss at at Whitehill Tennis Courts. The Purple Raiders improved to 10-2 (4-0 OAC).

Kenton graduate Jake Abbott and Connor Christian won 9-8 (4) at No. 2 doubles for ONU.

Women’s tennis

Ohio Northern 6,

Mount Vernon 3

LIMA — Ada graduate Mackenzie Wills and Katie Curry teamed up for an 8-0 doubles victory as well as singles wins in leading ONU at Lima Westwood Tennis Center.

Wills won her singles match 6-3, 6-2 and Curry was a 6-2, 6-0 victor.

The Polar Bears improved to 13-4 overall and 3-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Purple Raiders fell to 9-5 (2-2 OAC).

UNOH 9, Cornerstone 0

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Racers improved to 7-4 on the season and 2-0 in the WHAC.

Men’s lacrosse

ONU 17, Muskingum 0

ADA — The Polar Bears posted the first shutout in program history at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

ONU also extended its winning streak to seven games and is now 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the OAC. The Muskies fell to 3-7 (0-4 OAC).

Thirteen ONU players scored at least one goal and 15 players posted at least one point for the Polar Bears, led by Cameron Marous with two goals and four assists for six points.

Women’s lacrosse

ONU 18, Muskingum 2

NEW CONCORD — Sydney Skelding tied her career-high with six goals at McConagha Stadium.

The Polar Bears (5-5 overall, 2-1 OAC) scored the first 14 goals of the game. The Muskies fell to 2-9 (0-4 OAC).

Men’s golf

ORCC tourney

CHILLICOTHE — Ohio State Lima/Rhodes State finished fourth out of 12 teams with a score of 347. Miami Hamilton won the team event with a score of 317. Shawnee graduate Collin Rambin led OSU Lima with a 11th-place score of 84 on the par 72 Jaycee Golf Course. James Leisinger from Miami Hamilton was medalist with a 74. Paulding grad Shane Lumpkin had an 86 also for OSU Lima, currently second overall in the conference.

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Bluffton’s Aaron Belcher fields a ground ball during Saturday’s game against Liberty-Benton in Bluffton. See more game photos at LimaScores.com.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/04/web1_Bluffton-vs-LB-RP-009.jpgBluffton’s Aaron Belcher fields a ground ball during Saturday’s game against Liberty-Benton in Bluffton. See more game photos at LimaScores.com. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Bluffton’s Cayden Rayle keeps the ball in front of him during Saturday’s game against Liberty-Benton in Bluffton.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/04/web1_Bluffton-vs-LB-RP-002.jpgBluffton’s Cayden Rayle keeps the ball in front of him during Saturday’s game against Liberty-Benton in Bluffton. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Bluffton’s Cole Fruchey receives the throw before Liberty-Benton’s Griffin Hohman reaches first base during Saturday’s game in Bluffton.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/04/web1_Bluffton-vs-LB-RP-007.jpgBluffton’s Cole Fruchey receives the throw before Liberty-Benton’s Griffin Hohman reaches first base during Saturday’s game in Bluffton. Richard Parrish | The Lima News

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