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Friday, May 10, 2013 12:37 AM

Warnecke throws complete game vs. Raiders

DELPHOS — St. John’s senior right-hander Troy Warnecke tossed a complete game versus Wayne Trace Thursday afternoon at Stadium Park, leading the Blue Jays to a 9-2 non-conference baseball triumph over the Raiders.

 

Warnecke gave up seven hits and two earned runs, walking one and fanning four in his 86-pitch effort (56 for strikes).

 

The top two batters in the Blue Jay lineup (6-13): Curtis Geise and Ryan Buescher, went 2-for-4 and 3-for-4, respectively, both scoring twice.

“We played good baseball. We hit the ball hard and it enabled us to put up some runs,” St. John’s coach Ryan Warnecke noted. “Hopefully, this gives us some confidence at the plate from here on out because that is what we have been missing. “Troy pitched a good game. We asked him before the game to go out and throw strikes to eat up some innings for us to save arms. He did that for us tonight, going the distance.”

The Jays struck out three times.

St. John’s visits Fort Recovery tonight.

WAYNE TRACE (2)

ab r h rbi

Harvey 4 0 3 0, Speice 4 0 0 0, Blackmore 3 0 0 0, Stoller 2-1-0-0, Dingus 3-1-2-0, McVay 3 0 1 1, Mead 3 0 0 0, Sherry 3 0 0 0, Mansfield 3 0 0 0. Totals 28 2 7 1.

ST. JOHN’S (9)

ab r h rbi

Chris Geise 4 2 2 1, Ryan Buescher 4 2 3 1, Troy Warnecke 3 1 1 1, Andrew Metzger 3 1 1 1, Clay Courtney 4 1 1 1, T.J. Hoersten 2 0 0 0, Drew Wagner 2 0 0 0, Craig Klausing 3 0 0 0, Ben Wrasman 2 2 0 0, Dylan Stump 1 0 0 0, Gage Seffernick 1 0 0 0. Totals 29 9 8 5.

Score by Innings:

Wayne Trace 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 2

St. John’s 2 1 0 2 1 3 x - 9

E: St. John’s 2; DP: St. John’s 1; 2B: Geise, Courtney; SB: Harvey, Geise, Wrasman; TB: Geise 3, Buescher 3, Courtney 2, Warnecke, Metzger. ROE: Geise, Hoersten, Wrasman; Walks: Warnecke, Metzger, Hoersten, Wagner, Wrasman; HBP: Blackmore (by Warnecke).

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Ada softballers take advantage of error-prone Jeffcats

DELPHOS — Jefferson’s fast-pitch softball squad hurt itself with five errors Thursday night, leading to a 10-4 Northwest Conference loss against Ada at Lady Wildcat Field.

The visiting Lady Bulldogs out-hit the Wildcats 8-7. Paul led the way with a 2-for-4 night (triple, double) and Windle also went 2-for-4 (2 doubles).

Kamie Pulford was 2-for-4 for the Lady ’Cats.

“Our execution was not very good tonight; we made some errors that cost us a few runs. We continued to battle but were not able to make up the deficit from our mistakes,” Jefferson coach Josiah Stober noted.

Amburgey got the win, while Taylor Branham took the loss.

Jefferson visits Ottoville tonight (makeup from April 30).

Scoring by Innings:

Ada 2 0 2 1 5 0 0 - 10 8 2

Jefferson 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 - 4 7 5

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Grove baseball grabs NWC win

By NICK JOHNSON

DHI Correspondent

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MIDDLE POINT — The Lincolnview Lancers welcomed Northwest Conference foe Columbus Grove to Lincolnview High School for high school baseball on Thursday night.

The Bulldogs won the game 10-4 to get a win in the NWC.

The Lancers took an early lead in the first inning when Nick Leeth singled and stole second with no outs. With one out, Matt Oechsle double to bring Leeth home and give Lincolnview a 1-0 lead.

In the bottom half of the third inning, the Lancers got another run when Leeth reached base via an error and later came around to score on a passed ball to make the score 2-0, Lancers.

The Bulldogs got on the board in the top of the fourth inning when Trey Roney tripled and Brady Shafer doubled to make the score 2-1, Lancers. The Bulldogs also got two-RBI base knocks from Joshua Verhoff and Blake Hoffman to give them a 6-2 lead.

Lincolnview did some damage of its own in the home half when Tyler Richey singled and Jalin Roberts walked to put two runners on for Derek Friesner. Friesner doubled to bring home both runners and cut the Grove lead to 6-4.

The Bulldogs tacked on two more runs in the fifth frame, including a sacrifice fly to left field by Brandon Benroth, to make the score 8-4, Grove.

Grove wasn’t done scoring as they added on two more runs in the top of the seventh inning when both Hoffman and Benroth had RBI singles to increase the lead to 10-4.

Elisha Jones induced a double-play ball in the bottom of the seventh frame and got a fly out to left field to end the game.

“Grove is a good team 1 thru 9; they hit well and we knew coming into the game we would have hit to stay in the game. For the first four innings, we did a good job of hitting and playing good defense to stay in the game but from there on, they took control and we had the one inning where we scored some runs to kind of get back in the game,” said Lancer coach Kevin Longstreth.

“My starting pitcher didn’t have it tonight; he just couldn’t find the plate. Together, Lincolnview did a nice job of getting us out on our front foot and getting us to put in play easy cans of corn but when we did square up to the ball, we were able to score some runs,” said Bulldog coach Kory King.

The win improves Grove’s record to 18-3 (6-1 in the NWC). The Lancers drop to 7-12 (3-6 in the NWC).

Score by Innings:

Columbus Grove 0 0 0 6 2 0 2 - 10

Lincolnview 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 4

WP: Joshua Verhoff (4 IPs, 4 runs, 4 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts); LP: Kyle Williams (3 2/3 IPs, 6 runs, 8 hits, 2 walks). 2B: Brady Shafer (C), Kody Griffith (C), Joshua Vernoff (C), Matt Oechsle (L), Derek Friesner (L). 3B: Trey Roney (C).

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Lady Mustangs nip Bearcats

SPENCERVILLE — The Allen East varsity softball squad nipped host Spencerville 7-6 Thursday night in Northwest Conference action.

Winning pitcher for Allen East was Davis (2 innings, 1 run, 2 hits) in relief of Kasey Rowe.

Tori Johnston took the loss for Spencerville in pitching all seven innings (6 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts).

Leading hitters for Allen East were Wyss (2 hits) and Rowe, Schantz, Mertz and Davis all with one each.

Leading hitters for Spencerville were Tori Johnston (3 hits, 3 runs scored, 2 RBIs). Haleigh Mull and Mackenzie Ringwald (double, 3 RBIs) both had two hits. Shelby Mulholland, Alyssa Mulholland, Alex Shumate and Amber Hallard all had a hit each.

The Bearcats fall to 4-15 (3-5 NWC), while Allen East improves to 14-8 overall.

Spencerville hosts New Bremen tonight.

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Crow outduels Shimp in Allen East baseball dandy

SPENCERVILLE — Allen East’s Casey Crow outdueled Spencerville’s Bubba Shimp in a 2-1 Mustangs’ Northwest Conference baseball triumph Thursday at Spencerville.

Trenton Carey led off the Mustang seventh with a walk against Bearcat complete-game pitcher Shimp and courtesy of an error, pinch-runner Robinson eventually scored on a 1-out sacrifice fly by Cole Basham.

Casey Crow went the distance for the Mustang victory, ceding six hits.

Shimp only gave up three hits. Spencerville is now 6-10 (2-4), Allen East 14-8 (5-4).

The Bearcats begin Division IV sectional action 11 a.m. Saturday versus Lincolnview at Convoy.

ALLEN EAST (2)

Tyler Baker 2b 3 0 1 0, Max McAdoo rf 3 0 0 0, Derek Ketcham cf 3 1 1 1, Trenton Carey c 2 1 1 0, Robinson pr 0 1 0 0, Nick Kohlreiser ss 3 0 0 0, Cole Basham lf 2 0 0 1, Casey Crow p 3 0 0 0, Ben Rodriguez 3b 2 0 0 0, Jacob Lawrence 1b 2 0 0 0. Totals 23 2 3 2.

SPENCERVILLE (1)

James Schaad lf 4 0 0 0, Joel Shimp 1b 3 0 1 0, Sean Monfort rf 3 0 1 0, Dusty Settlemire pr 0 1 0 0, Bubba Shimp p 3 0 1 0, Wyatt Krouskop 2b 3 0 0 0, Hunter French c 2 0 0 0, Chris Karch ph 1 0 1 1, Mitchell Youngpeter dh 3 0 1 0, Danny Settlemire cf 0 0 0 0, Tanner Koverman 3b 2 0 0 0, Jon Long ph 1 0 0 0, David Wisher ss 3 0 1 0. Totals 28 1 6 1.

Score by Innings:

Allen East 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 2 3 1

Spencerville 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 6 4

E: Wisher 2, Rodriguez, Koverman, Krouskop; DP: Spencerville 1; LOB: Allen East 2, Spencerville 6; 2B: Youngpeter; HR: Ketcham; SF: Basham.

IP H R ER BB SO

ALLEN EAST

Crow (W) 7.0 6 1 1 0 7

SPENCERVILLE

B. Shimp (L) 7.0 3 2 1 1 2

PB: Carey.

Last Updated on Friday, May 10, 2013 12:40 AM
 

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