The Ottoville Athletic Department is proud to announce that Michelle Leach has been hired as the new varsity coach. Leach coached varsity girls at Paulding from 2007-2009 and was the assistant girls coach at Ottoville from 2013-2015.
Wapakoneta 4, Shawnee 1
Wapakoneta improves to 8-3 overall and 5-1 in the Western Buckeye League and Shawnee falls to 5-7 overall and 2-4 in the league.
Lima Central Catholic 3, Bath 2
Lima Central Catholic got a singles win from Jake Evans and doubles wins from the team of Colin Guagenti and Hayden Bader and the pair of Drew Hubbard and Zach Burris. Bath got singles wins from Jacob Garver and Noah Kindig.
Elida 4, Delphos Jefferson 2
Elida’s Jordan Davis and Noah Adcock combined for a three hitter. Davis picked up the win after giving up three hits in five and two-third innings of work while fanning eight and walking three. Adcock got the save in the final 1 and two third innings of work. He struck out three. Offensively for Elida, Adcock, Brayden Lybarger and Tj Whipple all had hits. For Delphos, Josh Wiseman went 1 for 2 with 2 RBI.
Fort Jennings 3, Bluffton 2
FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings’ Zach Schulte went the distance while scattering four hits and fanning 13 while walking two. Offensively for Fort Jennings, Aaron Kloeppel went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and two stolen bases and Thomas Calvelage was 1 for 3 wtih an RBI. Evan Hoersten went 2 for 3 and Derek Luersman was 1 for 1 with a triple. For Bluffton, Cayden Rayle, Cole Koenig and Logan Rhodes all had hits.
Delphos St. John’s 4, Bath 0
Delphos’ Trent Lindeman and Adam Gerker combined for a two-hitter. Lindeman picked up the win after pitching six and one-third innings while fanning eight and walking five. Gerker threw the final two-thirds of an inning. Offensively for the Blue Jays, Brady Kerner went 3 for 4 with two runs and Lindeman was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Findlay 4, Lima Senior 2
FINDLAY — Lima Senior’s Caleb Dugan went 2 for 3 with a run and D’Ontre Cowan was 2 for 4. Brice Binkley drove in a run.
Leipsic 13, Ada 0
LEIPSIC — Leipsic’s Drew Liffik pitched a two-hit, five inning shutout while striking out six and walking three. Offensively for Leipsic, Tyler Hiegel went 3 for 3 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored and Cole Rieman went 3 for 3 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored. Trey Schroeder went 3 for 3 with 2 RBI and one run scored. For Ada, Dylan East and Austin Amburgey each had hits.
Shawnee 8, Lincolnview 7
MIDDLE POINT — Shawnee scored two runs in the 10th and then held off Lincolnview for the win. For Shawnee, Jake Hutchins went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI and two runs scored and Kale Ebling went 3 or 5 with an RBI and Caden Vermillion drove in two runs. For Lincolnview, Jaden Youtsey 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and one run score. Braxton Fox went 3 for 5 with an RBI and Gavin Carter was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI.
Ada 7, Leipsic 1
LEIPSIC — Ada’s Leona Dalton scattered five hits over seven innings while striking out seven and walking two. Offensively for the Bulldogs Kiersten Cortez went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI and one run and Raina England was 3 for 2 with two runs scored and one RBI. Alexis Ennis was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored. For Leipsic, Jala Hazelton, Bailee Sickmiller, Liz Scheckelhoff, Maddie Walther and Caitlen Flick all had hits.
Lima Central Catholic 3, Miller City 2
Lima Central Catholic’s Jaylin Rohen picked up the win after going seven innings while striking out seven and giving up two hits. At the plate, T-Bird Sofia Santaguida, who had two stolen bases, and Zaria Keyes each had two hits. LCC improves to 4-9.
Shawnee 14, Delphos Jefferson 8
Shawnee’s Mac Peterman had three hits including a double and Kayla Seitz added a double. For Delphos, TJ Rode and Jayla Rostorfer with two doubles. Shawnee improves to 10-4 and Jefferson falls to 5-11.
ONU sweeps Marietta
ADA — The Ohio Northern softball team swept an Ohio Athletic Conference double header from Marietta 10-2 and 4-2 on a warm sunny afternoon at the ONU Softball Field.
The Polar Bears improve to 21-11 overall and stay atop the OAC standings with a 14-2 record, while the Pioneers fall to 17-17, 6-10.
With the two victories, ONU has clinched no worse that a No. 3 seed in the OAC Tournament May 3-5. ONU would host the tournament as the top seed with a win in either of its games at Muskingum on April 27.
Polar Bears fall
ADA — The Ohio Northern baseball program dropped a tight-knit, 7-4 contest against area-rival Bluffton in a midweek nonconference affair Wednesday afternoon at Wander Field, concluding the 2019 home-and-home series between the two programs.
With the loss, the Polar Bears fall to 15-14 overall this season. Meanwhile, the Beavers improve to 16-15 on the year.