Roundup: Trio of Lima area teams record baseball no-hitters


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DELPHOS — Winning pitcher Braylon Scalf and Tanner Vorhees allowed no hits and two walks while striking out nine in six innings as Jefferson defeated Bluffton 10-0 in baseball Thursday.

Scalf had two hits, including a double, Logan Gallmeier had two hits and an RBI, Cody Bailey had two doubles and two RBI and Jaden Lucas had a pair of hits.

Leipsic 11, Waynesfield-Goshen 0

LEIPSIC — Winning pitcher Mason Brandt and Quin Schroeder combined to allow no hits and two walks while striking out 10 in five innings.

Tyler Sickmiller had two hits and two RBI, Lorenzo Walther doubled and had two RBI and Blake Liffick had a hit and two RBI.

Coldwater 18,

New Knoxville 0

NEW KNOXVILLE — Winning pitcher Reece Dellinger and Logan Schlarman combined to allow no hits in five innings.

Zack McKibben had three hits, including a home run, and Dellinger also had three hits.

Lincolnview 8,

Paulding 0

PAULDING — Winning pitcher Landon Price allow three hits and no walks while striking out eight in seven innings. Collin Overholt had two hits and three RBI and Carson Fox had a hit and two RBI. Hunter Kauser, Blake McGarvey and Deyton Price each had a hit for Paulding.

Allen East 27,

Upper Scioto Valley 4

MCGUFFEY — Bradden Crumrine had two doubles and an RBI, Nathan Ketchum had a triple and two RBI, Garrett Newland had two hits, including a double, and four RBI, Jacob Hershberger had three RBI and Trey Hensley had a double and four RBI for Allen East. Connor Sanders had two hits, including a double, for USV.

Spencerville 3,

Crestview 1

CONVOY — Winning pitcher Carter Ringwald allowed five hits and two walks while striking out 11 in a seven innng outing. Tyler Koenig had two hits and Emerson Layman had a hit and an RBI also for the Bearcats. Hunter Jones had a hit and an RBI for Crestview.

Fort Recovery 15,

Delphos St. John’s 3

DELPHOS — Ryne Post had two hits, including a home run, and two RBI, Kendrick Wendel had two hits, including a double, and an RBI, Riley Will had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI, Daniel Patch had three hits, including a double, and four RBI, Landon Post had two hits and an RBI and Dillan Evers and Derek Lochtefeld each had a double and two RBI for Fort Recovery. Trent Lindeman had two hits, including a double, and an RBI, Gavin Frittro had a double and an RBI and Jack Gerker had two hits, including a double, for DSJ.

Marion Local 5,

St. Henry 1

ST. HENRY — Winning pitcher Gabe Link allowed three hits and six walks while striking out nine in seven innings. Teammate Dylan Fleck had two hits and an RBI. Shane Franck had a hit and an RBI for St. Henry.

Versailles 5,

Parkway 2

ROCKFORD — Riley Samples had two hits, including a home run, and Justan Felver had a pair of hits for Parkway.

New Bremen 4, Minster 1

NEW BREMEN — Winning pitcher Mitchell Hays allowed one earned run, two hits and a walk while striking out eight in 5 2/3 innings. Kyle Tenkman had two hits and two RBI and Vince Hulse had a hit and an RBI for New Bremen. Justin Nixon had a hit and an RBI and Luke Ripploh doubled for Minster.

Softball

Leipsic 11,

Waynesfield-Goshen 1

LEIPSIC — Winning pitcher Jocelyn Hermiller allowed two hits and no walks while striking six in six innings. She also had three hits, including a double, and two RBI. Leipsic’s Caitlen Flick had three hits and an RBI.

LCC 12, Perry 1

LIMA — Winning pitcher Abby Watkins allowed two hits in five innings and also had a pair of RBI. Kennedy Parker had two hits and two RBI, Kyla Badea had three RBI and Jaylen Roehm homered for Lima Central Catholic.

Allen East 20,

Upper Scioto Valley 1

MCGUFFEY — Winning pitcher Nikki Thaxton allowed five hits and a walk while striking out seven in five innings. Emma Brinkman had a hit and three RBI, Abbie Wireman had two hits and an RBI, Madison Leatherman had three hits and two RBI, Alex Rodriguez had two hits, including a double, and three RBI, Thaxton and Savana Brooks each had two hits and an RBI and Kristin Whitley had two hits and two RBI for Allen East. Jazmyn Ross had two hits and an RBI for USV.

Bluffton 19,

Delphos Jefferson 7

DELPHOS — Lauren Swartzlander had four hits, including a double, and an RBI, Kennedi Jordan had three hits, including a double and a three-run home run, Riley Busch had three hits, including a triple and a home run, Sophia Bricker had two hits and two RBI, Rebekah Hoff had two hits and an RBI, Jasmine Whitlow had two hits, including a double, and an RBI and Ashley Fleece had a hit and two RBI for Bluffton. Anna Fitch had four hits and an RBI and Rileigh Rahrig had two hits and an RBI for Jefferson.

Parkway 13, Versailles 3

VERSAILLES — Meg Henkle had three hits and an RBI, Gracyn Temple had three hits and three RBI, Claire Langenkamp had a hit and two RBI, Paige Stephenson had three hits and Madison Louth and Abbi Taylor each had two hits and two RBI for Parkway.

Lincolnview 19, Paulding 8

PAULDING — Kendall Bollenbacher had three hits and an RBI, Taylor Post had two hits and an RBI, Destiny Coil had five hits, including two home runs and a double, and six RBI, Addysen Stevens had three doubles, a triple and two RBI, Makayla Jackman had a double and two RBI, Hanna Young had three hits, including a double, and Andi Webb had a double, a home run and three RBI for Lincolnview. Leigha Egnor had two hits and three RBI and Gabbie Stallbaum had three hits and an RBI for Paulding.

Football

Moore signs

with Mount Union

LIMA — Lima Central Catholic’s Rossy Moore has signed to play football for Mount Union beginning this fall.

As a senior, Moore was named to The Lima News Dream team in football and basketball. He was also named to the Division VII first team defense at linebacker and honorable mention D-III all-state in basketball.

He made the football Dream Team as a junior and the D-VI all-state second team defense. He also was a basketball Dream Team honorable mention selection.

As a sophomore, he was a football Dream Team honorable mention selection.

Colleges

Volleyball

National honor

for ONU’s Woods

ADA — Ohio Northern junior and Ada graduate Melina Woods has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Woman Player of the Week.

Woods hit .441 with 56 kills and only five errors as the Polar Bears went 3-1 last week with a sweep of Capital and a split at then-No. 12 Otterbein.

Also, the remainder of the No. 18-ranked Polar Bears’ 2020-21 season has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocol issues.

The NCAA had previously canceled all fall sports championships, so the season will be over before the team will be cleared to compete again. ONU finished its season with a 13-3 record under first-year head coach Katie Kuhn.

Men’s soccer

Bluffton 4, Anderson 1

BLUFFTON — Bluffton saved its best for last, dominating Anderson University in the seeds 9-10 HCAC Tournament match. Bluffton wrapped up its 2020-21 campaign with a 2-6-2 record (1-6-2 HCAC), while Anderson finished 1-8-1 overall and 1-7-1 in conference play.

Some of the credit for Bluffton’s fast start needs to be doled out to senior Brendan Nicholl (Manitou Beach, Mich./Addison) who riled up the fans in the stands with his version of Ted Nugent’s Stranglehold as the vociferous public address announcer bellowed out Bluffton’s starters! It marked the second straight match that Nicholl tickled his electric guitar strings during the pre-game announcements!

Bluffton took a 1-0 lead in minute 15 when sophomore Maxwell Kennedy (Strongsville) deposited a penalty kick in the upper right corner for his second goal of the season. Four minutes later, junior Jacob Kiger (Groveport/St. Charles Prep) caught the Ravens napping when his free kick made it 2-0 less than 19 minutes into the contest. An Eli to Eli connection midway through the opening stanza put the good guys up 3-0 when Elijah Grieser (Wauseon/Pettisville) found Elijah Zimmerman (Archbold) for his first collegiate tally in minute 25!

The Ravens found the back of the net with nine minutes to play in the opening stanza, trimming their deficit to 3-1 at the break, but Kiger’s second goal of the match in minute 62 made the final score 4-1 as Bluffton capped off its unusual season with a second victory over Anderson after handling the Ravens 3-1 at their place on March 13.

Kiger netted two goals in a match for the second time in his career. The four goals for Bluffton marked the most tallies by the men’s soccer team since a 5-4 loss to Defiance on October 9, 2019, also the date of Kiger’s other two-goal performance.

Grieser’s assist pushed his season points total to eight thanks to four assists and two goals for the talented sophomore. He and Kiger both fired five shots in the dominating show put on by Coach Richardson’s crew. Zimmerman also chipped in with three attempts. Senior Patrick Spillman (Anderson, IN/Frankton) and Grant Ingham (Lebanon) set up Kiger for his final tally of the match

Bluffton finished with a commanding 21-8 advantage in shots, including 9-5 on frame. Both teams were whistled for nine fouls. The Beavers forced four more corner kicks (8-4) and sophomore keeper Tanner Newport (Hamilton, Va./Loudoun Valley) fended off four Anderson shot attempts while notching his second victory of the season between the pipes.

Ohio Northern 2, Otterbein 0

ADA — Sophomore Jeffrey Firestone (Brecksville-Broadview Heights) and junior Levi King (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) scored goals just 28 seconds apart midway through the first half to lead Ohio Northern to a Ohio Athletic Conference men’s soccer victory over Otterbein at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

The Polar Bears improve to 4-3-1 overall and are 4-3-1 in the OAC, while the Cardinals fall to 3-4-1, 3-4-1.

Firestone scored his first collegiate goal with 11:45 gone in the contest off an assist from senior Zach Yoder (Goshen, Ind./Northridge) to put ONU on top 1-0.

Just 28 seconds later, King picked up a loose ball in traffic in front of the net and scored his team-leading fifth goal to make it 2-0.

Each team had several chances to score in the final 75 minutes, but ONU was able to protect its lead.

Junior John Lombardo (Solon) finished with five saves in goal to record his 15th career shutout.

Otterbein out-shot Ohio Northern 16-6 and had a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.

The Polar Bears will wrap up their regular season at 2 p.m. Sunday with a home match against Mount Union on Senior Day at Kerscher Stadium.

Women’s soccer

Ohio Northern 0, Otterbein 0

WESTERVILLE — The Ohio Northern drew 0-0 against Otterbein at Memorial Stadium.

After the tie 110 minutes of play, both the Polar Bears and Cardinals move to 7-0-1 overall and 7-0-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

Junior Kristy Catrine (Springboro) recorded ten saves in her seventh shutout in goal. She ran her scoreless streak to a school-record 733 minutes this season and 736 minutes in her career.

Otterbein recorded their fifth consecutive shutout of the season.

The Cardinals out-shot the Polar Bears 22-10 and held a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.

With the shutout, ONU set a new school record with their eight consecutive shutout, breaking the previous record of seven in 2017 and 2018.

With one game remaining in the OAC regular season, Northern will travel to Mount Union for a 2 pm Sunday contest.

A Polar Bear win clinches at least a share of the OAC regular season championship. OU will wrap up its regular season at Capital in a match that will also have OAC title implications.

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