PORT CLINTON — Shawnee singles player Gabe Burke and the Ottawa-Glandorf duo of Eli Schmenk and Joshua Walls qualified for state in boys tennis Thursday by reaching the Division II district semifinals.
Area players reaching the quarterfinals before being eliminated were St. Marys’ Joey Vanderhorst in singles and Bath’s Daniel Bolon and Ezra Bolon and Shawnee’s Mason Stahl and Mac Davis in doubles.
Those falling in the opening round included Van Wert’s Jace Fast and Lima Central Catholic’s Max Gaumier in singles and Elida’s Jaden Neuman and Ben Osmon in doubles.
Play will resume at 10 a.m. Saturday at the VonThron-Hablitzel Tennis Center.
Miller City 17,
Fort Jennings 0
MILLER CITY — Winning pitcher Caleb Niese did not allow a hit and gave up four walks while striking out 12 in five innings. He also had two hits and two RBI. Evan Niese had two hits, including a double, and two RBI, Austin Ruhe had a home run and three RBI and Caleb Warnimont had three hits, including a double, and an RBI. Miller City will play Kalida at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Patrick Henry.
KALIDA — Winning pitcher Carson Klausing allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four in five innings. Jaden Smith had two hits, including a triple, and two RBI, Justin Siebeneck had two hits and three RBI and Michael Horstman had three hits, including a double, and an RBI also for Kalida.
Fort Recovery 2
PERRY TOWNSHIP — The Commodores scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.
Winning pitcher Joey Hoersten did not permit a earned run or walk and allowed eight hits while striking out nine in seven innings. Brady Shively had a double and an RBI also for Perry, which will play Lincolnview in the district semifinals at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Coldwater. Brock Dues had two hits, including a double, and an RBI for Fort Recovery.
MIDDLE POINT — Winning pitcher Landon Price allowed two hits and a walk while striking out 10 in seven innings. He also had two hits and an RBI as did teammate Dane Ebel. Carter Ringwald doubled and Jack Cox had an RBI for Spencerville.
St. Henry 2,
Marion Local 0
ST. HENRY — Winning pitcher Nolan Schmitz allowed two hits and three walks while striking out 16 in seven innings. Drew Schwieterman had a hit and an RBI also for the Redskins, who will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Lima Central Catholic at Coldwater.
North Baltimore 0
LEIPSIC — The Vikings will play at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Patrick Henry.
Hardin Northern 10,
DOLA — Nolan Hopson had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI and Preston Wykes had a hit and two RBI for Hardin Northern, which will play South Central at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Galion.
South Central 13,
Upper Scioto Valley 3
GREENWICH — Alex Sanders had two hits and Mason Thompson had a hit and an RBI for USV.
St. Marys 1, Galion 0
ST. MARYS — Winning pitcher Cole Koenig allowed three hits and a walk while striking out three in seven innings. Jacob Kaiser had a solo home run also for the Roughriders, who will play at 5 p.m. today at Wapakoneta.
Elida 9, Fostoria 0
ELIDA — Winning pitcher Larkin Henderson allowed four hits and five walks while striking out seven in seven innings. Brady Kirk had two doubles and two RBI, Brice Engle had two hits, including a double, and two RBI and Ryan McGue had a hit and three RBI also for Elida, which will play at Tiffin Columbia at 5 p.m. today.
Shawnee 8, Upper Sandusky 0
UPPER SANDUSKY — Shawnee will play at 5 p.m. today at Ontario.
Bath 13, Riverdale 4
MT. BLANCHARD — Quintin Collins had two doubles and three RBI, Austin Williams had three hits and three RBI and Ricky Deppe had a double, a home run and three RBI for Bath, which will play at 5 p.m. today at Columbus Grove.
BLUFFTON — Caiden Berry had a double and two RBI and Apollo Thomas had a hit and two RBI for Parkway, which will play at 5 p.m. today at Eastwood. Tyler Cupples had two hits and an RBI for Bluffton.
UF coach, players
The University of Findlay’s Dominic Guarnieri has been tabbed as the NCAA Division II Jackie Steinmann Women’s Golf Coaches Association National Coach of the Year Presented by Golf Pride.
The St. Marys graduate led the Oilers to the 2022 NCAA Division II National Championship last week at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.
In addition, senior and St. Marys graduate Jill Schmitmeyer was voted second team all-American and all-region, and freshman and Lima Central Catholic grad Mary Kelly Mulcahy was tabbed honorable mention all-American and all-East Region.
Georgia Gwinnett 4,
MOBILE, AL - The University of Northwestern Ohio fell to the nation’s top team and defending national champion ub the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championship
The Racers finish the season at 27-4 (.870), garnering most wins in program history, topping the previous record of 22. Their .870 winning percentage is the second highest in program history and the best since 2016-17 when UNOH went 22-2.
Six Ohio Northern players were named All-Ohio Athletic Conference for the 2022 season in voting conducted by the league’s 10 head coaches.
Coldwater grad Jacob Wenning, Marian Local grad Tim Knapschaefer and Ethan Spears ) were selected to the second team.
Corey McMann, Lincolnview grad Chayten Overholt and Nate Webb were honorable mention selections.
New Bremen grad Luke Vonderhaar from Baldwin Wallace made the first team.
ADA — Jon Tropf has been named an assistant coach at Ohio Northern.
Jon comes to Ohio Northern after spending the past eight seasons at Goshen (Ind.), including the previous five (2018-22) as head coach.
He was an assistant coach at Goshen under current ONU head coach Neal Young from 2015-17.
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