Roundup: Jefferson tops St. John’s in baseball


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Track and field: Findlay Cooper Tire Invitational, including Lima Senior and Elida


DELPHOS — JT Taviano doubled and had three RBI and Roy Almonte had a double and two RBI as Jefferson defeated Delphos St. John’s 13-5 Friday in high school baseball.

Tony Sanders had a double and a base hit and Lincoln Mueller had a double and two RBI for St. John’s.

New Bremen 6,

Marion Local 2

MARIA STEIN — Winning pitcher Justin Tenkman allowed no earned runs, six hits and no walks while striking out six in a seven-inning complete game. He also had a hit and an RBI. Teammate Grant Selby had a double, a single and three RBI. Matt Moeller had a pair of hits and Kyle Muhlenkmap had a hit and an RBI for Marion Local.

Track and field

Cooper Tire Invitational

FINDLAY — Lima Senior finished fourth and Elida fifth in the girls standings in the 10-team competition. Elida was fourth and Lima Senior ninth in the boys team results.

Lima Senior’s Deji’ona Shurelds Simpson broke her meet record in the 400 with a time of 59.38 seconds. She also won the 200 and was a member of the Spartans’ first-place 800 relay team along with Ka’Niyah Stevens, India Benton and Elyse Kelley. The same foursome set a meet mark of 4:06.78 in the 1,600 relay.

Among the girls, Elida’s Kylie Lewis (100), the Elida 400 relay team of Jency Jenkins, Jasmine Jones, Epifany Johnson and Lewis also won.

Elida’s Arzaiah Little set a meet mark in 200 with a time of 22.85. Third place Yarlen Chambers of Lima Senior also finished under the former meet mark, finishing in 23.51. Elida’s Jacob Michael equaled the meet record in the pole vault with a height of 13 feet, 6 inches.

In the boys events, KeShawn Spivey (110 hurdles), Dravyn Jones (100) and the 400 relay team of Jones, Cameron Fetter, Nazareus Wright and Little also finished first for Elida.

Boys lacrosse

Lima Senior 12,

Newark 2

NEWARK — Micah Rex had three goals and three assists, Cole Mericle had three goals, Allen Madlock and Ishmeal Curtis each had two goals and Andrew Zell and Kyshawn Newell each had had goal and two assists for Lima Senior (6-7).

Softball

Crestview 14,

Paulding 4

PAULDING — Breena Grace had a home run, a double and two RBI, Codi Miller had three hits, including a triple, and five RBI, Bailey Gregory had three hits, winning pitcher Kali Small (11-4) had a double, a single and an RBI, Caitlin O’Hagan had three hits and an RBI, Lexi Gregory had two hits and Ashley Call had a hit and three RBI for the visiting Knights.

Coldwater 4,

Arcadia 2

COLDWATER — Kate Leichty had two hits and an RBI, Molly Steinke had a double and a single, and Maddie Steinke tripled and knocked in a run for the host Cavaliers. Winning pitcher Maddie Steinke allowed one earned run, four hits and a walk while striking out nine in a seven-inning complete game.

Defiance 5,

Wapakoneta 2

DEFIANCE — Alex Daum and Allie Wilson had two hits apiece for Wapak.

Boys Tennis

Bluffton 3, Tiffin Calvert 2

TIFFIN — Singles player Drew Wilson and the doubles teams of Eden Nygaard and Grant Klinger and Trey Boblitt and Kenny Lovett won for Bluffton.

Colleges

Men’s tennis

Ohio Northern 5,

Otterbein 0

MIAMISBURG — Third-seeded Ohio Northern swept second-seeded Otterbein 5-0 in the semifinals of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament indoors at the South Regency Tennis Club.

The Polar Bears improved to 14-8 overall and moved on to the OAC Tournament finals at 10 a.m. today at the Lindner Family Tennis Center against top-seeded John Carroll.

Otterbein ended its season at 18-4. John Carroll topped fourth-seeded Mount Union 5-1 in the other semifinal .

Connor Christian and Andrew Cochran got the Polar Bears off to a 1-0 lead with an 8-5 victory at No. 3 doubles.

Hoang Do and Ada graduate Zach Beaschler won 8-4 on the No. 2 court to make it 2-0.

Vinh Thai and Noah Elliott captured an 8-4 victory in the No. 1 slot to complete the doubles sweep.

In singles play, Do rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to win 7-6 (4), 6-0 at No. 3 singles and Elliott came from behind to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 singles to finish the match.

Softball

Baldwin Wallace 6,

Ohio Northern 1

NEW CONCORD — Second-seeded Ohio Northern dropped its opening game in the OAC Tournament to third-seeded Baldwin Wallace at Donna J. Newberry Field.

The Polar Bears fell to 21-18 overall on the season.

ONU will now face tournament host and top-seeded Muskingum at 11:30 a.m. today after the Muskies fell to Otterbein 5-4 in game two. The game was originally scheduled for Friday afternoon, but the matchup was postponed when play was suspended for rain.

Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets improve to 33-8 with the victory.

Crestview graduate Brady Guest guided the Ohio Northern offense with a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Baseball

UNOH 7,

Concordia 5

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Down 4-1 after seven innings, the University of Northwestern Ohio rallied for four runs in the eighth and then pushed across two runs in the 10th for the victory in the opening game of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Pod #1.

Jason Reyes had two hits, four RBI and two runs scored, Derek Coverstone had two hits and two RBI, Jonathan Rodriguez had two hits and Cam Shannon two hits and three runs scored for UNOH.

UNOH (19-25-1) faced top seed and host Indiana Tech later Friday night.

Ohio Northern 4,

Wright State-Lake Campus 2

ADA — ONU defeated United States Collegiate Athletic Association foe Wright St.-Lake Campus at Wander Field.

With the victory, the Polar Bears improved to 20-15 overall on the season and claimed their fifth win over the past six games. The Lakers fell to 18-11 n.

The game, which was originally scheduled to be played in Celina, was relocated to Ada on Friday afternoon due to impending weather.

Offensively, Luke Klinehoffer paced Northern with a team-high two RBI, which included the go-ahead run in the sixth.

Teammate Matthew Burkett registered a three-for-three hitting performance.

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