LIMA — Regular season first-place finisher Shawnee and runner-up Ottawa-Glandorf appear headed for a showdown to determine the Western Buckeye League’s overall boys tennis championship after Thursday’s opening day of the league tournament.
Shawnee singles players Michael Rutter, Isaac Hanover and Jackson Schaaf reached the semifinals. Each is the number one seed of their respective divisions.
Singles players Kevin Recker and Carter Welch and the doubles teams of Zach Balbaugh and Drew Kuhlman and Colin Welch and Ben Schaub made it to the semis. Both O-G doubles teams are the top seeds in their divisions.
Joining Rutter in the first singles semifinals are St. Marys’ Marcel Lansing, Celina’s Bryce Langenkamp and Van Wert’s Michael Etter.
Making the second singles semifinals with Hanover and Schaaf are St. Marys’ Howie Spencer and Celina’s Kyle Lochtefeld.
Schaaf and Welch will be joined by Van Wert’s Michael Hellman and Celina’s Collin Harris in the third singles semis.
Elida’s Jared Ramirez and Nathan Smith, St. Marys’ Andrew Vogel and Mason King and Defiance’s Drew Klausing and Zachary Tettenhorst will play in the first doubles semifinals along with Balbaugh and Kuhlman.
Wapakoneta’s Austin Hancock and Noah Kirby, Elida’s Jacob Ramirez and Riley Creps and St. Marys’ Evan Tennant and David Keller join Welch and Schaub in the second doubles semis.
Play is scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. Saturday at the University of Northwestern Ohio.
Bluffton 9, Delphos Jefferson 1
BLUFFTON — Winning pitcher Libby Schaadt allowed no earned runs, five hits and no walks while striking out 12 in seven innings. She also had a home run and two RBI. Madison Fleece had two hits and two RBI also for the host Pirates. Jayla Rostorfer had two hits for Jefferson.
New Bremen 14, St. Henry 4
NEW BREMEN — Winning pitcher Molly Smith allowed one earned run, two hits and two walks while striking out seven in five innings.
Hanna Tenkman had three hits, including a triple, and five RBI, Lauren Cordonnier had three hits and an RBI, Kelly Naylor had three hits, Taylor Paul had two hits and three RBI, Kira Bertke had two hits and two RBI and Abbi Thieman had two hits for the host Cardinals. Robyn Lefeld had a double and an RBI for the Redskins.
Ada 10, Columbus Grove 4
COLUMBUS GROVE — Sydney Newland had two hits and four RBI, Kaiti Newland had two hits and two RBI, Sidney Gossard had two hits and Maddie Gossard had a double and an RBI for the visiting Bulldogs. Madison Nusbaum had three hits and an RBI and Teyah Sautter had a hit and an RBI for Grove.
Hardin Northern 9,
DOLA — Cassidy Deckling had three hits, including a home run, and four RBI, Shelby Alloway had two hits and two RBI and Alex Jackson had two hits for Hardin Northern. Cassidy Craig had a double, a single and two RBI and Cydney Roberts had a hit and an RBI for W-G.
GLANDORF — Winning pitcher K Yoder allowed one earned run, four hits and a walk while striking out 11 in seven innings. S Okuly had three hits and an RBI and T Kuhlman doubled and had an RBI for O-G. Summer Steingass had a hit and an RBI and Heather Lammers tripled for Leipsic.
Shawnee 6, Napoleon 4
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Molly Bollinger, Laken George and Megan Spainhower had two hits each and Morgan Golden had two RBI for the host Indians.
Marion Local 2
COLDWATER — Winning pitcher Maddie Steinke had three hits and an RBI, Maura Hoying had two doubles and two RBI, Kelsey Kahlig had two hits and two RBI and Molly Steinke had two hits for the host Cavaliers. Brooke Hartings had two hits, including a home run, and two RBI and Emily Nietfeld had two hits for Marion Local.
Fort Recovery 10,
New Knoxville 0
FORT RECOVERY — Winning pitcher Nick Thwaits allowed no hits and a walk while striking out 14. Reese Rogers had two hits and two RBI, Thwaits doubled and had an RBI and Ben Homan had two RBI.
Delphos Jefferson 6,
BLUFFTON — Winning pitcher Logan Herron allowed two earned runs, three hits and two walks while striking out 10 in seven innings. He also had a double and an RBI. Darnell Simpson had three hits and two stolen bases, Hunter Haehn had two hits and an RBI, Darius Shurelds had two hits and Tyler Shrider had a hit and three RBI also for the visiting Wildcats. Brady Romick had two hits and Brice Rayle doubled for the Pirates.
Elida 13, Bath 9
BATH TOWNSHIP — Noah Adcock had four hits and two RBI, Luke Burger had three hits and four RBI, TJ Whipple had three hits and three RBI, Jordan Davis had two hits and three RBI and Brayden Lybarger had three hits for the visiting Bulldogs. Hunter Iiames had three hits and an RBI, Lex Boedicker had three hits, Will Clark had two hits and Jeremiah Bolon, Chad Frey and Isaiah Bolon each had a hit and two RBI for the Wildcats.
GLANDORF — O-G’s Chase Schrieber, Logan Miller and Ethan White each had two hits as did Leipsic’s Wes Garcia.
Allen East 7, Toledo Waite 1
HARROD — Winning pitcher Cole Fletcher allowed four hits and a walk while striking out nine in seven innings. Tyler Clum had two hits and two RBI and Devin Reed had two hits also for Allen East.
Ada 3, Columbus Grove 2
COLUMBUS GROVE — The Bulldogs scored a run in each of the last three innings to earn the victory. Winning pitcher Phillip Coulson allowed no earned runs, three hits and a walk while striking out nine in seven innings. He also had a hit and an RBI. Ethan Hall had a double, a single and an RBI also for Ada. Brady Hauenstein tripled for Grove.
Minster 3, Parkway 0
ROCKFORD — Winning pitcher Jack Heitbrink allowed two hits and one walk while striking out five in seven innings. Isaac Schmiesing had two hits and an RBI, Jack Olberding had two hits and Anthony Boehnlein had a double and an RBI for Minster. Parkway’s Jack Wehe allowed two earned runs, seven hits and a walk while striking out four in seven innings.
Lincolnview 4, Paulding 1
MIDDLE POINT — Winning pitcher Gavin Carter allowed one hit and one walk while striking out 16 in seven innings. Carter also had a hit and two RBI and teammate Jadeb Youtsey doubled and had an RBI. Cade McGarvey homered for Paulding.
Crestview 9, Spencerville 3
SPENCERVILLE — Dylan Hicks had two hits for the visiting Knights.
Versailles 8, Delphos St. John’s 2
VERSAILLES — Troy Elwer and Devin Cairo each had a hit and an RBI for the visiting Blue Jays.
St. Henry 3, New Bremen 0
ST. HENRY — Winning pitcher Daylon Lange allowed one hit and no walks while striking out eight in seven innings. Jay Knapke and Tyler Schlarman had two hits each.
Hardin Northern 8,
DOLA — Winning pitcher Brock Hipsher allowed no earned runs, three hits and no walks while striking out three in seven innings. he also had a double and two RBI. Daylin Pees had two hits and an RBI and Mason Roby and Owen Wetherill each had two hits for Hardin Northern. Spencer had two hits for W-G.
Coldwater 5, Marion Local 4
MARIA STEIN — The Cavaliers tied the game in the sixth and then scored the winning run in the seventh. Nathan Grunden homered and had two RBI and Jack Muhlenkamp had a hit and two RBI for Coldwater. Matt Moeller had three hits and Adam Franck had two hits for the Flyers.
Track & field
CONVOY — Hicksville won the girls title with 141 points followed by Crestview (39.5), Lincolnview (38.5) and Temple Christian (13). Hicksville also won the boys championship with 122 points followed by Lincolnview (54.5), Crestview (47.5) and Temple Christian (13).
DELPHOS — Shawnee won the girls title with 126.5 points followed by St. John’s (59), Spencerville (52) and Jefferson (18.5). Shawnee also won the boys championship with 129 points followed by Spencerville (63), St. John’s (30) and Jefferson (28)
Mercer County invite
COLDWATER — Coldwater won the girls crown with 122 points followed by Celina (114), Marion Local (75.5), Parkway (74), St. Henry (70.5) and Fort Recovery (67). Celina won the boys championship with 190 points followed by Marion Local (92), Coldwater (74), Fort Recovery (73), Parkway (45) and St. Henry (44).
Non wing event
WAYNESFIELD — Following a weekend of rain and cold, Limaland Motorsports Park and Waynesfield Raceway Park are set for the first of two non wing double down events this weekend. After Friday night’s racing at Limaland, Waynesfield will play host to the second night of competition Saturday. A $500 bonus will be awarded to any driver that can win the feature races both nights.
In addition to the Quest Federal Credit Union non-wing sprints, the Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds and Performance Powder Coating AMSA mini sprints are scheduled to be in action.
Adult general admission is $12. Those ages 11-15 are admitted for $6 with everyone under the age of 10 admitted for free. Pit access is available for $25.
For more information go to waynesfieldracewaypark.net.
13 from UNOH
LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio had 13 players recognized by the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.
Selected to the first team were pitcher Olivier Mailloux, who was also chosen as the conference pitcher of the year, along with pitchers Mike Alexander and Jacob Hulcher, second baseman Felix Correa, third baseman Junior Gomez and utility player Blake Maines while catcher Dayfran Ortiz, designated hitter Misael Lebron and outfielders Jack Barrie and Erich Gonzalez were named to the second team.
Off the field, four Racers were selected to the All-Academic Team in pitcher Steven Amos, Hulcher, infielder Michael Knollman and pitcher Ryan Mahaffey. Knollman was also chosen to the Champions of Character Team.
a dozen Racers
LIMA — UNOH had 12 recognized by the WHAC.
Selected to the first team were pitcher Aubrey Brunst first baseman Kelly Merkle, shortstop Kayla Ward and outfielder Joey Brinegar while pitcher Hunter Conzelmann and outfielder Grace Jackson were named to the second team. Brunst, Merkle and Ward were chosen to the All-Defensive Team.
Off the field, nine Racers were selected to the All-Academic Team in second baseman Kennedy Arndt, third baseman Carson Baymiller, outfielder Kendall Benning, Brinegar, Brunst, pitcher LeAnn Fox, infielder Amy Gillings, outfielder Malorrie Huber and Merkle. Huber was also chosen to the Champions of Character Team.
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