Bluffon 9, Lima Central Catholic 0
Bluffton’s Libby Schaadt (15-1) struck out 16 in her complete game, two-hit shutout. Teammate Brinkley Garmatter went 3 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI and Averey Rumer was 2 for 4 with a double and a stolen base. Sophia Bricker was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI and Riley Burden was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI. For LCC, Jaylen Rhoem and Victoria Lauck each went 1 for 3.
LCC falls to 4-12 and Bluffton improves 17-1.
Wapakoneta 2, St. Henry 1
WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta’s Brandon Goulet pitched a complete game, three-hitter while walking two and striking out four. Offensively, Wapakoneta’s Ryan Carrico drove in both of its runs. St. Henry’s three hits were by Rylee Deitsch, Marc Siefring and Tyler Dehan. Wapakoneta evens its record at 8-8 and St. Henry falls to 12-3.
New Bremen 9, Lehman Catholic 4
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen’s Molly Smith pitched seven innings and gave up seven hits while striking out eight and walking one. Offensively for the Cardinals, Erin Smith went 2 for 4 with a run and two RBI and Kira Bertke was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and one RBI. Maddie Lozier drove in two runs after going 1 for 2.
Riverdale 10, Leipsic 1
MT. BLANCHARD — Leipsic’s Caitlin Flick went 1 for 2 with a run and Ally Kirkendall and Liz Schekelhoff each had hits.
Bath 12, Minster 11
Bath’s Kalli Armstrong had a home run and a triple and Kennedi Sullivan added a double. Bath’s Dylan Grigby picked up the win on the mound. For Minster, Taylor Homan, Kaitlyn Wolf, Lindsey Albers and Laney Hemmelgarn all had doubles. Bath improves to 13-5.
Columbus Grove 4, Allen East 3
HARROD — Columbus Grove’s Owen Macke went 2 for 3 with a run scored and Kurt Griffith drove in a run. For Allen East, Bradden Crumrine went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and Blake Hershberger drove in two runs after going 1 for 3. Nick Woods was the Columbus Grove starter and went six innings and gave up five hitswhile fanning seven and walking one. Alex Schneider closed out the game with one inning of scoreless ball.
Ottoville 3, Perry 1
Ottoville’s Trae Schlagbaum outdueld Keaton Miller in a pitching duel. Schlagbaum pitched a complete game and gave up three hits while fanning 11 and walking one. Miller struck out 10 and walked one.
Lima Central Catholic 11, Bluffton 1
Lima Central Catholic’s Michael Briggs picked up the win after firing five innings and throwing no-hit ball. Briggs fanned five and walked five. Briggs helped himself at the mound by going 2 for 4 with two runs scored and 3 RBI. Shaun Thomas was 3 for 4 with four runs scored. Gus Cira went 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored. LCC improves to 7-10 and Bluffton falls to 1-16.
Coldwater 5, St. Marys 2
ST. MARYS — Coldwater’s Josh Hrycko went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and Jake Wenning, Nate Miller and Will Broering all drove in runs. For St. Marys, Braedon Trogdion went 1 for 1 and drove in a run and Dylan Trogdlon went 3 for 4 and Carson Fishbach was 2 for 3 with a run scored.
New Bremen 10, Mississinawa Valley 2
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen’s Ben Kuck went six innings and gave up four hits while striking out 11 and walking one. Offensively for the Cardinals, Mitchell Hays hit a home run while going 2 for 2 and driving in four runs. Grant Selby went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and 1 RBI. Justin Tenkman went 1 for 2 with 2 RBI and two runs scored.
High School baseball poll released
COLUMBUS — Area teams were ranked in the latest Ohio High School baseball coaches poll released Monday.
Fort Loramie was ranked No. 1 in Division IV with Lincolnview capturing the No. 2 spot. St. Henry came in at No. 6 and Kalida was ranked No. 10. Minster was No. 12 and New Bremen was 15th.
In Division III, Coldwater was No. 2. Van Wert was ranked No. 7 overall in Division II and Defiance received votes at No. 21.
OAC netter honored.
ADA — Sophomore Vinh Thai (Galloway/St. Charles) has been tabbed the final Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for the 2018-19 campaign, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
Last week, Thai posted a 2-0 record at No. 1 singles and a 1-1 record at No. 1 doubles against the top two teams in the final OAC standings, John Carroll and Otterbein. With his two singles victories, the sophomore completed an undefeated 5-0 season in singles play against conference opposition.
Thai now ranks second on the team with 16 singles victories and 28 overall victories this season. His 12 doubles victories currently stand fourth on the Polar Bears’ roster.
Elwer wins National Hoops Shoot competition
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held the National Finals Hoop Shoot Competition on April 29 in Chicago, IL.
Representing Lima Elks Lodge #54 was Cameron Elwer of Delphos St Johns. Cameron shot 25 of 25 to win the 12-13 Boys division.
The Elks National “Hoop Shoot” free throw shooting contest, founded in 1971, is the largest most visible of the many youth activities throughout the country. The contest is funded entirely by the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America.
Southside Spartans shine in Junior Olympics
CINCINNATI — Lima Southside Spartans placed seven state champions at the The 2019 Junior Olympic State Championship’s and regional qualifier this past weekend.
This marks the first time Lima nas placed seven state champions in a single tournament since 1995 by the Spyders Boxing team.
Winners from Southside Spartans of Lima were: 65 lbs. Bantam 11-12 years old, winner Aidan Vogt; 70 lbs. Bantam 11-12 years old, winner Emmanuel Rettig; 80 lbs. Intermediate 13-14 years old, winner Emilio Rettig; 132 lbs. intermediate 13-14 years old, winner Taji Breland; 110 lbs. Junior, 15-16 years old, Tyler Sherrer; 123lb youth 17-18 years old winner Cruz Lugo; 132 lbs youth, 17-18 years old, winner Cisco Lugo.
Breland was the 2018 109 lbs. Bantam national Champion and is looking to advance at the regional touranemtn that will be held at the Only Believe Center in Toledo on May 25-27.