Roundup: Allen East’s Clum, O-G’s Balbaugh record baseball shutouts


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Baseball

Allen East 14,

Cory-Rawson 0

HARROD — Winning pitcher Dalton Clum allowed two hits and walked one while striking out three in five innings. Jordan Motter had three hits and two RBI, Christian Hedrick and Blaine Belcher had two hits and three RBI apiece, Bradden Crumrine and Nathan Ketchum each had two hits and an RBI, Chase Miller had a pair of hits and Blake Herschberger had a hit and two RBI also for the Mustangs. Kyle Schultz and Ethan Boyles had C-R’s hits.

Ottawa-Glandorf 11,

Tinora 0

DEFIANCE — Winning pitcher Jacob Balbaugh (2-4) allowed two hits and walked three and struck out five in five innings. Ethan Alt doubled with two RBI and Wes Davidson doubled also for O-G.

Fort Jennings sweeps

NEW KNOXVILLE — Fort Jennings defeated 12-2 and 17-3.

In the 12-2 encounter, Zach Schulte had three hits, including a triple, and a stolen base, Simon Smith had a hit, three RBI and two stolen bases, Thomas Calvelage had a hit and two RBI and Nolan Grove had a hit and two stolen bases. Brandon Van Gundy had two hits for New Knoxville.

In the 17-3 contest, Schulte had three hits and two RBI and Calvelage had two hits and two RBI. Aaron Kloeppel had three hits and three RBI, Brad Eickholt had two hits and three RBI and Simon Smith had two hits and three RBI also for the visitings Musketeers. Jonny Sewell and Van Gundy each had a pair of hits for the Rangers.

Coldwater 9,

Eaton 0

EATON — Winning pitcher Cole Frilling, Jake Hemmelgarn and Will Broering combined to allow two hits and four walks while striking out seven. Josh Hrychko had two hits and two RBI and Jacob Wenning and Noah Miller each had a hit and two RBI also for the visiting Cavaliers.

Softball

O-G, Grove split

COLUMBUS GROVE — Ottawa-Glandorf won Game 1 of the doubleheader 13-8 and Columbus Grove won Game 2 12-10.

In the 13-8 affair, O-G’s Sydney Porinchok had four hits, two RBI and a pair of stolen bases and Grove’s Emily Watt had two hits, an RBI and a stolen base. In the 12-10 encounter, Grove’s Jenna Hardeman had a triple, a double and two RBI and O-G’s Emily Krukowski had a hit and two RBI.

Leipsic goes 1-1

LIBERTY CENTER — Leipsic won 4-0 and lost 13-4 to Liberty Center.

In the 4-0 contest, winning pitcher Jocelyn Hermiller allowed three hits and two walks while striking out four in a seven-inning complete game outing. Hannah Mortimer had three hits and two RBI, Jala Hazelton had three hits and Kacey Dulle had a pair of hits also for the visiting Vikings.

In the 13-4 contest, Bailee Sickmiller and Arial Valdez each had two hits and an RBI and Jala Hazelton, Dulle and Caitlen Flick had two hits apiece for the Vikings.

Wapakoneta splits

WAPAKONETA — The host Redskins went 1-1 in a doubleheader Van Buren, winning 8-2 and then falling 17-4.

In the 8-2 contest, winning pitcher Alex Daum allowed seven hits and no walks while striking out two in a seven-inning complete game. Daum and teammate Maddi Doseck, who tripled, each had two hits and two RBI. Allie Wilson had a pair of hits and an RBI also for the host Redskins.

Inthe 17-4 enounter, Mara Stiles doubled with two RBI for Wapak.

Benjamin Logan 14,

Elida 2

ELIDA — Addie Miller had a double and a single for Elida.

Allen East 16,

Cory-Rawson 4

HARROD — Winning pitcher Olivia Lawerence (10-1) recored 11 strikeouts. She also had four hits. Lakin Basham had a home run and double, Savannah Sizemore had a homer and Kristin Whitley doubled also for the Mustangs. Avery Elchert and Samantha Roth each doubled for C-R.

Coldwater 12,

Miller City 0

COLDWATER — Winning pitcher Maddie Steinke allowed five hits and no walks while striking out nine. She also doubled and knocked in two runs. Grace Stammen and Rachel Klosterman each had two hits and two RBI also for the host Cavaliers. Tessa Oedy had a pair of hits for Miller City.

Fort Loramie 11,

Parkway 9

ROCKFORD — Three errors in the seventh resulted in six unearned Fort Loramie runs. McKenna Temple homered and Macy Henkle and Shae Thomas had a pair of doubles each for Parkway, which was leading 13-5 in the fourth inning of Game 2 when it was suspended.

Boys tennis

Elida Invitational

ELIDA — Gahana won the team title with 20 points, finishing first in each division, followed by Wapakoneta (7 points), Van Wert (6) and the host Bulldogs (2).

Wapakoneta’s Curtis Hughes and John Doll (A doubles) and Jeffrey Adkins and Noah Kirby (B doubles) and Van Wert’s Kannen Wannamacher (singles) and Jace Fast and Nick Carter (C doubles) all finished second in their respective divisions.

Boys lacrosse

Lima Senior 7,

Johnstown-Monroe 6

LIMA — Allen Madlock and Ishmeal Curtis each goals and Kyshawn Newell, Deavan Scott and Andrew Zell had a tally apiece for the host Spartans. Madlock also picked up an assist.

Colleges

Men’s tennis

UNOH 5, Indiana Tech 0

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio won its fifth consecutive Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference tournament title at the Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center.

The Racers swept all three doubles matches, with David Ayguavives/Alex de Vilar winning 8-3 at No. 3, Artur Culicovschi/Marcos Salazar triumphing 8-2 at No. 1 and the No. 2 team of Radu Popa/Lars Kaplusch getting a 9-8 victory.

Culicovschi made it 4-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 victory in No. 2 singles and Santiago Ortiz posted the clinching win with a 6-1, 7-6 decision in No. 6 singles.

With the victory, UNOH (13-11) clinched an automatic berth into the NAIA national championship, which will take place May 14-18 at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama.

John Carroll 5, ONU 4

CLEVELAND — Ohio Northern dropped a battle of Ohio Athletic Conference leaders indoors at Cleveland State’s Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion.

The Polar Bears fall to 12-8 overall and are 5-2 in the OAC, while the Blue Streaks improve to 7-9 and win the OAC regular season title with a 7-0 record.

Hoang Do and Ada graduate Zach Beaschler won 8-7 (4) at No. 2 doubles for Ohio Northern as John Carroll led 2-1 after doubles play.

JCU then won at No. 3 and 5 singles to extend its lead to 4-1.

But the Polar Bears rallied to win the next three singles matches to tie the score at 4-4.

Andrew Cochran won 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 6 singles, Noah Elliott won 7-6 (4), 6-4 at No. 2 singles and Vinh Thai won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles to even the match.

Beaschler won the opening set at No. 4 singles 7-5, but fell in the second and third sets 6-3 as JCU held on for the win.

The Polar Bears will be the No. 3 seed in the OAC Tournament and will play host to No. 6 seed Marietta on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

Softball

ONU goes 0-2

NEW CONCORD — Ohio Northern fell at Muskingum 6-4 and 8-0 in a battle of Ohio Athletic Conference leaders at Newberry Field.

The Polar Bears fall to 21-15 overall and end OAC play at 14-4, while the Muskies improved to 31-9 (15-3 OAC).

Ohio Northern will be the No. 2 seed at next weekend’s OAC Tournament and will face either Otterbein or Baldwin Wallace in the first game of the OAC Tournament on Friday. Muskingum will be the tournament host as the No. 1 seed.

In the opener, Gabby Stewart went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead a 12-hit ONU offensive effort. In Game 2, Rachel Hish, Crestview grad Brady Guest and Jordan Cloonan each had a hit for ONU.

Bluffton swept

BLUFFTON — The Beavers dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Transylvania, losing Game 1 11-0, and Game 2 12-1, as both games were five inning mercy-rules. The losses dropped the Beavers to 7-29 on the season and 2-12 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play. Transylvania improved to 22-10 overall and 12-2 in the HCAC.

Kelsey Reeder and Taylor Steinke had the Beavers’ hits in Game 1.

In Game 2, Reeder and Crestview graduate Sydney Bowen had the Beavers’ hits.

Women’s lacrosse

John Carroll 22, ONU 5

ADA — The host Polar Bears ended their season 7-9 overall and 3-5 in the OAC, while the Blue Streaks improved to 10-6 and 5-3 in league play, clinching a spot in the four-team OAC tournament.

Jacqui Lohman had two goals for ONU.

Women’s tennis

John Carroll 5, ONU 0

ADA — Ohio Northern wrapped up its regular season with a rain-shortened loss at University Courts.

The Polar Bears fell to 18-5 overall and 6-2 in the OAC, while the Blue Streaks improved to 13-5 and won the OAC regular season title with an 8-0 mark.

ONU will be the No. 3 seed in the OAC Tournament and will play host to No. 6 seed Capital at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in a quarterfinal match.

Baseball

Bluffton goes 0-2

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Bluffton University dropped two at Rose-Hulman in a HCAC doubleheader. The Beavers dropped Gam e 1 2-0 before a seven-run first inning propelled the Engineers to a 11-5 victory in Game 2.

Parker Reynolds was 3-of-3 and Lenny Winiarski went 2-for-3 for Bluffton in opener.

Bluffton’s Colin Gregory was 4-of-5 in Game 2 with one of those hits being his 10th homer of the season. He also drove in three runs.

Women’s track and field

ONU fifth in OAC

WESTERVILLE — Thrower Tia Harris and Kayla Silva each earned All-OAC honors on Saturday as Ohio Northern wrapped up a fifth-place performance at the OAC Outdoor Championships at Otterbein.

Over the two-day event, the Polar Bears compiled 76 team points and finished fifth in the 10-team championship. John Carroll captured its first-ever OAC Championship title with 174 team points, edging out Mount Union and Otterbein, who recorded 171 and 167 points, respectively.

ONU moves to 59-12 overall this season with the final weekend results.

The top-three individuals and relays in each event earn All-OAC honors.

Harris continued her impressive senior campaign with all-conference honors in the shot put. Just two weeks removed from rewriting the ONU history books in the event, the Newton Falls product launched the shot 12.24 meters (40 feet, 2 inches) to end second in the 23-person field.

The senior will graduate a two-time All-OAC honoree after receiving the same accolades in the indoor shot put earlier this season.

Meanwhile, Silva garnered her first career all-conference accolade with a third-place finish in a loaded 100-meter dash field. She and junior Taylor Lavey (New Baltimore, Mich./Findlay) crossed the line back-to-back with :12.40 and :12.43 clockings for a 3-4 finish, respectively.

Men’s track and field

ONU fourth at OAC

WESTERVILLE — All-American Ian McVey and thrower Matt Bradshaw each registered All-OAC honors, helping guide Ohio Northern to a fourth-place effort at the 2019 OAC Championships at Otterbein.

Over the two-day event, the Polar Bears racked up 59 team points for the fourth-place effort in the 10-team championship meet. Meanwhile, Mount Union won its ninth consecutive championship title with 197 points; John Carroll finished second with 183 points; and Otterbein rounded out the top-three with 178 points.

ONU now stands at 53-13 on the season following the weekend results.

The top-three individuals and relays in each event earn All-OAC honors.

McVey recorded the highest finish for the Polar Bears at Memorial Stadium on Saturday with a runner-up performance in the 5,000-meter run in 14:49.03.

In addition, McVey posted a fourth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run Saturday with a 3:59.94 clocking.

The All-American will graduate a 12-time all-conference honoree, having received four such honors during the 2019 indoor and outdoor seasons.

Bradshaw received his first career all-conference accolade after ending third in the hammer throw with a distance of 53.72 meters (176 feet, 3 inches).

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