DELPHOS — Winning pitcher Libby Schaadt allowed three hits and walk while striking out 10 in a seven-inning complete game as Bluffton clinched at least a share of its first-ever Northwest Conference softball championship Thursday with an 8-0 victory against Delphos Jefferson. The Pirates (18-1, 7-0 NWC) close conference play Wednesday at home against Allen East.
Sophie Bricker had four hits and Riley Busch doubled and had two RBI also for Bluffton. Michelle Rode had two hits and Noel Warnament tripled for Jefferson.
SPENCERVILLE — Winning pitcher Aleigh Chesbro allowed one hit and a walk while striking out seven in a five-inning complete game.
Chesbro, Caitlin O’Hagan, Lexi Gregory and Ashley Call each had two hits.
Hardin Northern 4
KENTON — Madison Schutte and Riley Reed each had a hit and two RBI for Kenton. Maddie Grappy had two hits, including a home run, and two RBI and Ashton Dye had a hit and an RBI for Hardin Northern.
New Bremen 10,
COLDWATER — Winning pitcher Molly Smith allowed six hits and a pair of walks while striking out two in a seven-inning complete game. She also had two hits and an RBI. Kelly Naylor had three hits, including a home run, and five RBI, Hanna Tenkman and Erin Smith each had three hits and an RBI and Abbi Thieman had a pair of hits also for the visiting Cardinals.
Fort Recovery 7,
FORT RECOVERY — Jackie Homan had two doubles and two RBI, Brenna Homan had two hits and Lydia Wenning homered and knocked in three runs for the host Indians.
Delphos Jefferson 10,
DELPHOS — Winning pitcher Logan Gallmeier allowed two hits and no walks while striking out six in a five-inning complete game. He also had a hit and two RBI. Darius Shurelds and Braxton Scalf each had two hits and an RBI and Schroeder had a hit and two RBI also for Jefferson. Cole Koenig and Gabe Colley had Bluffton’s hits.
Coldwater 11, New Bremen 3
NEW BREMEN — The visiting Cavaliers clinched at least a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title, going 8-0 in conference games. Jake Hemmelgarn had two hits and an RBI and Myles Blasingame had a pair of hits also for Coldwater. Mitchell Hayes and Bryce Blickle each had a hit and an RBI for New Bremen.
St. Henry 6,
Delphos St. John’s 0
DELPHOS — Winning pitcher Marc Siefring allowed two hits and no walks while striking out eight in a seven-inning complete game. He also had two hits, including a home run, and an RBI. Rylee Deitsch tripled with an RBI and Sam Lefeld doubled and knocked in a run. Gavin Fittro and Adam Gerker had DSJ’s hits.
Parkway 4, Minster 1
MINSTER — Winning pitcher Breyden Bruns allowed six hits and two walks while striking out two in a seven-inning complete game. He also had a double and two RBI. Teammate Nick Riley doubled and knocked in a run. Adam Ketner had two hits and an RBI and Jack Heitbrink had a pair of hits for Minster.
Hardin Northern 2
KENTON — Cam Pulfer had a hit and two RBI and Luke Fackler had a hit and an RBI for the host Wildcats. Cole Morris had two hits and Daylin Pees doubled for Hardin Northern.
Marion Local 15,
New Knoxville 0
NEW KNOXVILLE — Darrin Hays had three hits and five RBI, Kyle Francis had two hits and two RBI, Brandon Fleck had a pair of doubles and two RBI, Kendall Bruns had two hits and Max Link had a hit and two RBI for the visiting Flyers.
Fort Recovery 3
VERSAILLES — Ryne Post had two hits and two RBI and Riley Post had two hits for the visiting Indians.
Crestview 5, Spencerville 2
CONVOY — Winning pitcher Kole Small allowed one earned run, six hits and six walks while striking out four in five innings. He also doubled. Teammate Griffin Painter had two hits. Spencer Galbraith, Tyler Koenig and Kale Lee had two hits for Spencerville.
PAULDING — The Lincolnview at Paulding varsity game has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. May 9.
Lima Sr. booster
LIMA — Applications are being accepted for the Lima Senior Athletic Boosters president’s position.
Applicants must submit a letter of interest along with a resume to the Lima Senior Athletic Department, 1 Spartan Way, Lima, OH 45801, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lima Senior Athletic Boosters is a 501c-3 organization independent of the Lima City Schools. The president position will require a background check with duties including but not limited to fundraising, organizing concessions and membership drive. This will be a supplemental salaried position. The deadline for applications is May 24.
Amstutz to play
WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta’s Tyler Amstutz has signed a letter of intent to play for Heidelberg University.
Girls track and field
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The host Indians won with a total of 123 points followed by Delphos Jefferson (17) and Perry (16).
Shawnee’s Kylee Thompson (shot and discus), Kayana Cook (pole vault and 200) and Chloe Conley (100 hurdles and high jump) and Perry’s Tia Barfield (long jump and 100) each won two individual events.
Boys track and field
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The host Indians had the high team score of 118 with Perry and Delphos Jefferson each finishing with 23 points.
Shawnee’s Christian Ford (100, 200 and 400) won three individual events and teammate Trevor Miller (300 hurdles and pole vault) won two individual titles.
Track & field
BLUFFTON — Several Bluffton University athletes were honored when the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference outdoor awards were handed out.
The lone conference champion for the Beavers was Jennie Matteson, who defended her title at 10,000 meters on Friday night with a final time of 40 minutes, 49.02 seconds en route to first team All-HCAC recognition.
A trio of women made honorable mention. Arie Cox dropped 40 seconds off of her career best to grab third in the 10,000 meters, posting a time of 41:54.35. Alexis Cash finished third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 18:35.99. Maelinn Delong finished third in the shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 10.75 inches and fourth in the hammer with a toss of 137 feet, 5 inches.
The top finisher on the men’s side was Noah Judd, who took home second place in the long jump with a leap of 22 feet, 1.75 inches. For his efforts, he earned second team All-HCAC.
The 400 meter relay team of Christian Parker, Daniel Williams, Dalton Taynor and Omar Warlick secured honorable mention by virtue of their third place in a time of 43.61 seconds.
Ciana Hostetlerand junior Joshua Ehlers were also recognized by the HCAC by being placed on the All-Conference Sportsmanship team. The award has been developed as part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative. Members of the All-HCAC Sportsmanship team are selected by the coaches and their teammates as individuals who demonstrate the ideals of positive sportsmanship on and off the court.
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