LIMA — Winning pitcher Madison Brunner allowed one hit in seven innings as Shawnee defeated Lima Central Catholic 8-1 in a softball Cancer Awareness game Friday night at Faurot Park.
Shawnee’s Molly Bollinger, Morgan Golden and Alissa Stahler and LCC’s Kennedy Parker each hit a home run. Golden finished with four hits and three RBI, Bollinger had two hits and two RBI and Stahler also had two RBI.
Bluffton 8, Bath 2
BATH TOWNSHIP — Winning pitcher Libby Schaadt allowed three hits and one walk while striking out 14 in seven innings. She also had a double and an RBI. Averey Rumer had two hits and two stolen bases and Mara Minnig had two hits and an RBI also for the visiting Pirates. Tara Cooper had a home run, triple and double for Bath.
Patrick Henry 10, Leipsic 0
HAMLER — Summer Steingass had a hit and a stolen base for Leipsic.
Lincolnview 10, Wayne Trace 8
HAVILAND — Lakin Brant had a home run, double and single, Destiny Coil had a home run, double, two singles and four RBI, Morgan Miller had a double, single and two RBI and Marissa Miller and Carley Wendel each had a single and an RBI for Lincolnview.
Lima Senior 18, Delphos Jefferson 10
LIMA — Morgan Twining had four hits and five RBI, Riley Davenport had three hits and three RBI, Lauren Zell had two doubles and three RBI, Lexi Williams had two hits and an RBI and Cheyanne Bean had two hits for the host Spartans. Jayla Rostorfer had four hits and an RBI, Ally Hasting had a hit and three RBI and Michelle Rode had two hits for Jefferson.
Miller City 13, Ottoville 2
OTTOVILLE — Winning pitcher Kylie Berner allowed one earned run, three hits and two walks while striking out four in six innings. Aubrey Knueven homered and had four RBI, Allison Ruhe and Adrienne Kuhlman each had two hits and an RBI and Abby Niese and Megan Niese each had two hits for Miller City. Karie Ladd had two hits and two stolen bases for Ottoville.
St. Marys 19, Elida 4
ELIDA — Taylor Shimp had a home run, a double, a single and five RBI, Rylee Burd had a home run, two singles and two RBI, Kylie Lauth and Brooke Fowler each had three hits and an RBI and Alyssa Alexander had two hits and two RBI for St. Marys. Kenzie Miller had two hits, including a home run, and two RBI for Elida.
Indian Lake 0
LEWISTOWN — Winning pitcher Matt Vorhees allowed no hits and three walks while striking out nine in five innings. He also had a double and an RBI. Gage Schenk had three hits and two RBI, Jett Makar had two hits and three RBI and Don Goodes, Mitch Apple, Brady Erb and AJ Campos each had a hit and an RBI.
St. Marys 10, Spencerville 0
ST. MARYS — Winning pitcher Evan Vogal allowed four hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings. Braeden Dunlap had two hits and three RBI, Ty Howell had a triple and two RBI and Trey Fisher had a hit and an RBI. Brad Nolan doubled for Spencerville.
Elida 4, Lima Senior 3
ELIDA — The Bulldogs scored three times in the fifth inning to grab the lead for good. Luke Burger had two hits, including a triple, and two RBI and TJ Whipple had a hit and an RBI for Elida. Adrian Bowsher and Tyrin Mathis had two hits each and Caleb Dugan and Bryce Brinkley each had a hit and and RBI for Lima Senior.
McComb 13, Hardin Northern 2
DOLA — Austyn Russler and Brant Dye each had an RBI for Hardin Northern.
Fort Jennings 5, Continental 1
CONTINENTAL — Fort Jennings won its sixth straight game as winning pitcher Derek Luersman allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out five in six innings. Aaron Kloeppel had tow hits and Brandon Wehri and Kyle Norbeck had a hit and an RBI each for the visiting Musketeers. Jarret Keck had two hits and an RBI and Nick States and Payton Weller had a double and a single each for the Pirates.
Coldwater 10, LCC 0
LIMA — Winning pitcher Ross Weigel allowed three hits and two walks while striking out one in five innings. Cole Frilling had two hits and two RBI and Jacob Wenning had two hits and an RBI for the visiting Cavaliers. Derek Pignataro had two hits for LCC.
Delphos Jefferson 8,
Miller City 7
DELPHOS — Jefferson scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to secure the victory. Connor Anspach, Brenen Auer and Tyler Bratten each had two hits for the hosts as did Miller City’s Tyler Schroeder and Noah Otto.
Leipsic 2, Columbus Grove 1
LEIPSIC — Cole Rieman singled in Jaden Siefker with the winning run in the 13th inning. Rieman also was the winning pitcher with eight innings of relief where he gave up six hits and struck out eight. Grove starter Kurt Griffith allowed seven hits and walked one while striking three in nine innings.
Kalida 2, Liberty-Benton 0
KALIDA — Winning pitcher Josh Klausing allowed two hits and a walk while striking out eight in seven innings. Trevor Lambert had two hits and an RBI also for the host Wildcats.
Track and field
Cooper Tire Invitational
FINDLAY — The Lima Senior girls and the Elida boys won team titles. Head to the roundup on LimaScores.com to view complete meet results.
LEWISTOWN — Fairbanks won the boys team title with 123 points followed by Waynesfield-Goshen (120), Greenville (110), Indian Lake (87.5), Wapakoneta (83.5), St. Marys (63.5), Jackson Center (57), Calvary Christian (28.5) and Perry (25). Greenville was the girls champ with 184.5 points followed by Wapak (139.5), St. Marys (120), Fairbanks (109.5), Waynesfield-Goshen (44.5), Jackson Center (33) and Perry and Indian Lakes (28 each). For complete meet results head to the roundup on LimaScores.com.
Calvert 3, Bluffton 2
BLUFFTON — Singles player Justin Haggard and the doubles team of Mack Burner and Jordan Siefer won for Bluffton.
ORCC state tourney
ORRVILLE — Ohio State Lima/Rhodes State is in second place out of of seven teams following the first round at the par 72 The Pines. Miami University-Hamilton is in first at 322 with the Barons at 332. Paulding graduate Shane Lumpkins from OSU Lima had the overall low round of the day with a 76. Also for OSU Lima, Celina grad Drew Rosengarten and Shawnee grad Collin Rambin each shot an 85, putting them in a tie for eighth place, and Miller City grad Austin Lammers shot an 86 to be in 10th place.
Play is scheduled to resume at 10:30 a.m. today at Belmont Hills Country Club in St. Clairsville.
LIMA — Second-seeded UNOH will try to avoid elimination when it plays host to third-seeded Madonna in the double elimination Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference event.
The Racers eliminated sixth-seeded Lourdes 15-7 before losing to Madonna 5-2.
Against Lourdes, Misael Lebron, Felix Correa, Dayfran Ortiz and Kyle Fisher each homered. Correa also had four RBI, Ortiz had three hits and three RBI, Fisher had four hits and three RBI and Blake Maines had three hits and an RBI.
Against Madonna, Ortiz had two hits and an RBI and Fisher and Jack Barrie had two hits each.
If the Racers win at noon today, they will play Madonna again for the right to take on top-seeded Indiana Tech in a best of three championship series.
Bluffton 4, Olivet College 3
BLUFFTON — Ryan Golden had two hits and an RBI and Lenny Winiarski had two hits for the host Beavers.
WESTERVILLE — Third-seeded Ohio Northern kicked off the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament with a 2-0 victory against No. 2-seeded Heidelberg before defeating host and No. 1-seed Otterbein 3-2 at the Otterbein Softball Field.
The Polar Bears improved to 28-9 overall.
Bath graduate Jenna Hollar led the way offensively for ONU in game one with three hits, an RBI and a run scored. Winning pitcher Kirsten Lightel allowed four hits and no walks while striking out seven..
In the second contest, Gabby Stewart led the way with two hits, an RBI and a run scored. Winning pitcher Lightel allowed 10 hits, one earned run and no walks in seven innings.
The Polar Bears will return to action 2 p.m. today against a yet to be determined opponent.
SYLVANIA — Going into this year, UNOHrecorded just one WHAC Tournament victory in program history. Friday, though, proved to be a historic day for the Racers as after completing a suspended game with a 2-1, 13-inning decision over Lawrence Tech in the first round and defeating Concordia 6-1 in the semifinals, UNOH rallied for a 4-3 victory over Aquinas in the winners’ bracket finals to advance to the championship.
The Racers (29-12) will play at 2:30 p.m. Monday against the winner of Aquinas and Lawrence Tech. UNOH needs one win to capture the title and advance to the NAIA National Tournament.
MIAMISBURG — Ohio Northern advanced to the finals with a 5-4 semifinals victory against Otterbein at the South Regency Tennis Center.
The second-seeded Polar Bears (19-6) will face top-seeded John Carroll at 10 a.m. today in the finals at the Lindner Tennis Center.
The third-seeded Cardinals end their season with a 15-6 record.
“Our ladies had a real gutsy performance today against a strong, well coached Otterbein team,” ONU head coach Scott Wills said. “Our focus was on keeping in the moment and playing focused, hustling Polar Bear tennis. That was the key to coming back in singles after the early 2-1 doubles deficit.”
Mount Union 5, ONU 1
MASON — The Polar Bears’ season come to an end in the semifinals of the OAC Tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.
The Polar Bears end season with a 15-9 record. Kenton graduate Jake Abbott and sophomore Connor Christian led ONU with an 8-4 victory at No. 3 doubles.
Track and field,
new head coach
BLUFFTON — Bluffton University is searching for a new head coach for its cross country and track and field programs following the retirement of Karen Brandt and her assistant coach, Jim Brandt, at the end of June.
“We appreciate Karen and Jim’s leadership since taking over the program in 2011,” Bluffton athletes director Phill Talavinia said in a news release. “During that time their teams have shown tremendous growth in both depth and talent. They have directed three All-American performances, two HCAC cross country champions and the 2016 Heartland Conference Female Athlete of the Year. Nearly 100 school records have been set during their tenure. Their athletes have also garnered numerous academic awards over the past seven years. We wish Karen and Jim all the best during their transition into retirement. We will begin the search for a new coach in the coming weeks.”
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