Spartan netters garner win


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HIGH SCHOOL

Tennis

Lima Senior 4, Toledo Whitmer 1

TOLEDO — Lima Senior picked up its first win of the season and got singles wins from Phillip Korikian, Jeremiah Dew and Ryan Utendorf and a doubles victory from the tandem of Michael Bishop and Noah Phillips. Lima Senior improves to 1-10 and 1-6 in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference.

Ottawa-Glandorf 5, Bluffton 0

BLUFFTON — Ottawa-Glandorf got singles wins from Carter Welch, Colin Welch and Kamron Maag and doubles wins from the team of Drew Kuhlman and Parker Schomaeker and the duo of Nolan Unterbrink and Sam Schmenk. O-G improves to 14-0 on the season.

Elida 5, Lima Central Catholic 0

Elida got singles wins from Tyler Christoff, Riley Fricke and Aiden Bartels and doubles wins from the team of Jacob Ramirez and Riley Creps and the pair of Wyantt Wuest and Eric Butler. Elida improves to 10-4 and LCC falls to 5-11.

Baseball

Shawnee 7, Lima Central Catholic 6

Shawnee scored a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to record the win. Indian Jaren Bertke was 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and three runs scored and A.J. Brown was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. For LCC, Dominic Riepenhoff was 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and one run scored and Zac Jacobs was 3 for 5 with an RBI. Connor Gephart was 2 for 5 with an RBI.

Van Wert 18, Crestview 2

CONVOY — Van Wert’s Hayden Maples collected the win on the mound after firing a three-hitter over five innings. He fanned eight and walked two. Nathan Temple went 3 for 3 with 3 RBI and two runs scored. and Lawson Blackmore was 3 for 4 with 5 RBI and one run scored. Parker Conrad was 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Keaton Brown was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI and three runs scored. For Crestview, Brant Richardson, Griffin Painter and Kole Small all had hits.

Toledo Whitmer 7, Lima Senior 6

TOLEDO — Lima Senior’s Caleb Dugan went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs knocked in and Ethan Jordan was 2 for 4 with three runs scored and Adrian Bowsher was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI.

Wayne Trace 12, Ottoville 4

OTTOVILLE — Josh Thorbahn went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored and Dylan Kemper was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Jaden Schnipke was 2 for 3 with a run scored.

Allen East 10, Upper Scioto Valley 1

MCGUFFEY — Allen East’s Bradden Crumrine picked up the win after going five innings and giving up one run awhile fanning eight and walking five. Garrett Newland threw the final two frames and gave up two hits while striking out two. Offensively for the Mustangs Blake Hershberger went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI and three runs scored and Devin Reed was 2 for 4 with two runs scored. Crumrine was 2 for 5 with one run scored. Dalton Clum and Jordan Motter each drove in two runs. For USV, JJ Overs, Wayne Lowery and Quinn Sanders all had hits.

Fairbanks 21, Hardin Northern 0

DOLA — Fairbanks’ Weston Lorenz tossed a five-inning no hitter as he struck out two and walked one.

Softball

Spencerville 16, Ottoville 7

OTTOVILLE — Spencerville’s Emily Zak went 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and three runs scored and Makenzie Brown picked up the win on the mound after going seven innings and giving up 11 hits while fanning six and walking five. For Ottoville, Kylee Klenz went 2 for 2 with 2 RBI and two runs scored and Brooke Kortokrax was 2 for 4 with two runs scored.

Ridgemont 9, Perry 2

MT. VICTORY — Ridgemont’s Jackie Ramsey, Nicole Freshcorn and Cassidy Knapp all went 2 for 4 with Ramsey scoring twice and Knapp and Freshcorn, who drove in three runs, scoring once. For Perry, Ryann Lily Floyd and Anabell Plaugher all had hits.

Allen East 12, Upper Scioto Valley 11

MCGUFFEY — Allen East’s Olivia Lawrence went 4 fo 4 with 2 RBI and 3 runs with a triple and a double and Savannah Sizemore went 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Gracie Young was 2 for 5 with two runs scored and an RBI and Alivia Craig was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and one run scored. For USV, Rylee Shepherd was 3 for 3 with 4 RBI and one run scored and Briona Hurley was 2 for 3 with an RBI and three runs scored. Jozlynn Ross was 2 for 3 with with an RBI and a run scored.

Crestview 14, Bath 12

CONVOY — Crestview’s Lexi Gregory had three hits and three RBI and Codi Miller had three hits and one RBI. Hannah Binnion had two hits and 3 RBI and Avery McCoy had two hits and 3 RBI. Crestview improves to 13-4 and Bath fall s to 11-5.

Hopewell-Loudon 15, Leipsic 1

LEIPSIC —Leipsic’s Bailee Sickmiller had a double

COLLEGE

Softball

Bluffton swept

BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Mount St. Joseph Lions showed why they are the class of the Heartland Conference in a pair of mercy-rule victories at Bluffton on a beautiful Wednesday. The Beavers fell to 7-27 overall and 2-10 in the HCAC, while MSJ moved to 32-5 with a stellar 13-1 mark in the conference.

After an 11-0 five-inning defeat in game one, the Beavers jumped on the board with a Caylin Morstadt (Delaware/Rutherford B. Hayes) RBI single to left in the bottom of the first in game two. The Lions put it out of reach with six runs in the third and one in the fourth for a 9-1 advantage. Sophomore Sydney Bowen (Convoy/Crestview) just missed the scoreboard for her third homer of the season before Kelsey Reeder (Galion/Northmor) lined an RBI single to center in the bottom of the fifth. With the score 9-3 after the five, the Beavers staved off execution for one more inning, but MSJ answered with three more tallies in the top of the sixth to secure the 12-3 run-rule victory.

Tennis

ONU tennis falls

WESTERVILLE — Junior Katie Curry (Oxford/Talawanda) recorded two victories, but the Ohio Northern women’s tennis program dropped a tightly-contested, Ohio Athletic Conference showdown 5-4 against Otterbein at the Otterbein Tennis Courts in Westerville on Wednesday afternoon.

With the loss, the Polar Bears fall to 18-5 overall and 6-1 in league play during the 2018-19 campaign. The Cardinals improve to 16-3 overall and boast a similar 6-1 OAC mark.

Curry and classmate Kaleigh Cummins (Springfield/Northeastern) emerged victorious in the No. 3 doubles slot with an 8-3 win over OU’s Kristen Zink and Madison Mueller. The victory prevented Otterbein from sweeping all three doubles matches afer the Cardinals claimed 8-2 and 8-4 wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 slots, respectively.

From there, the two conference foes split the six contested singles matches, securing the 5-4 victory for the home side.

Curry wrapped up her two-win outing with a dominant 6-1, 6-1 triumph at No. 5 singles.

Meanwhile, senior Ashley Ochsenhirt (Birmingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian) and junior Mackenzie Wills (Ada) contributed the remaining victories during singles action. The former rolled past Otterbein’s Sydney Bergman 6-4, 6-1 on the No. 1 court while the latter posted a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Zink at No. 4 singles.

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