WAPAKONETA — Marion Local advanced to Division IV district finals in boys basketball Tuesday night with a 45-43 victory against New Bremen.
The victorious Flyers held a 9-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter that grew to 20-14 by halftime. The Cardinals trimmed to lead to 27-23 entering the final period.
Alex Eyink had 13 points and Bryce Moeller scored 11 for Marion Local (13-12), which will play Friday night against Parkway at Wapakoneta. Dan Homan had 11 points and Nolan Bornhorst and David Homan each scored 10 for New Bremen (14-11).
Parkway 48, Minster 43
WAPAKONETA — Caden Slusher and Caleb Kinney had 19 points each for Parkway (17-7). Eric Schmidt had 14 points and Trent Roetgerman scored 10 for Minster (15-9).
UNOH wins two
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The University of Northwestern Ohio improved to 6-8 with a pair of shutouts Tuesday, defeating Trinity International 4-0 and Spring Arbor 5-0.
Aubrey Brunst scattered four hits and a walk against Trinity in throwing her second shutout of the season, striking out eight. At the plate, Ally Cumming had two hits and two RBI, Lauren Massolini added two hits and Zoe Johnson scored twice.
The second game of the day was scoreless until the Racers posted four runs in the fourth.
Elysha Stapleton allowed three hits and two walks in pitching her first collegiate shutout, striking out three. Offensively, Chloe Barton had two hits and two RBI and Ellie Jackson also had two hits.
ONU goes 1-1
CLERMONT, Fla. — Ohio Northern split a pair of games Tuesday at the Spring Games. The Polar Bears handed York College (Pa.) its first loss of the season, beating the Spartans 6-5, before dropping a 2-0 decision to Misericordia (Pa.).
The results push Northern’s overall record to 3-3 on the season.
Against York, Stacey Walters went 6 2/3 innings, surrendering five earned runs on nine hits with on strikeout. The win improved her to 2-1.
Crestview graduate Brady Guest registered three hits, one homer and knocked home a pair of runs.
Northern only managed two hits in the game against the Cougars.
Bluffton drops two
CLERMONT, Fla. — Bluffton struggled at the plate, falling to Bridgewater (6-2) in game one and 1-0 to Muskingum in game two.
Bluffton got on the board first in the top half of the second when Riley Langstaff (Findlay) singled through the right side, sending Caylin Morstadt (Delaware/Rutherford B. Hayes) and Megan Hill (Arcadia) across the dish for an early 2-0 advantage. Unfortunately, that would be the only Bluffton scoring for the day as Bridgewater answered back with two runs in the bottom of the frame. The Eagles scored three more runs in the fifth en route to the 6-2 victory over the Beavers.
Grace Fillinger (Hinckley/Highland) got the start for Bluffton in game one, going four innings. She gave up four runs on five hits and issued five free passes in the loss, falling to 1-2 on the season. Molly Bollinger (Lima/Shawnee) came on in relief and tossed two innings, giving up two runs on three hits with three walks.
Riley Langstaff drove in both Bluffton runs against Bridgewater as the Beavers were limited to five hits in game one.
Bluffton could not get things going in game two and finished on the wrong end of a no-hitter from Hannah Duff who allowed just one baserunner, a walk to Erin Norman.
Beavers win two
PUNTA GORDA, Fla.– Bluffton swept Misericordia University 7-3 and 9-1. The Beavers improved to 2-4.
Garrett O’Reilly picked up his first win of the season on the mound in the opener, giving up three runs on seven hits. The junior pitched six innings with no walks and two strikeouts.
Leading the Beaver offense was Adam Duncan, who went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Parker Reynolds went 3-of-4 with two RBI. Bluffton totaled 13 hits.
In game two, Jaden Jaques took the mound to start the second game and tossed all seven innings in his first start as a Beaver. Jaques allowed two hits and walked one.
Jack Towell went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Jacob Latkofsky also went 3-for-4 and crossed the plate twice. Brandon Wilson picked up two RBI in the victory.
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