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Monday, May 13, 2013 9:14 PM

Jays best Big Green in hardball action


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OTTOVILLE — St. John’s scored all four of its runs in the first two innings and held off a late Ottoville charge, grabbing a 4-2 non-conference baseball triumph on a brilliant but chilly Monday at Ottoville High School.

The Blue Jays (8-13) rode the complete game of senior right-hander Andrew Metzger (2-1; 3 hits, 2 earned runs, 5 bases-on-balls, 3 strikeouts; 94 pitches).

The visitors compiled 10 hits against sophomore right-hander Joel Beining (2-2; 4 2/3 IPs, 4 earned runs, 4 BBs, 1 K). Junior Alex Horstman came on in relief in the top of the fifth and retired all seven batters he faced.

Senior Ryan Buescher (1 run, 1 run batted in) and senior Troy Warnecke both went 2-for-3 for the Jays, while senior Clay Courtney went 2-for-4. Metzger helped himself with two RBIs, including a run-scoring double in the first.

Senior Bryan Hohlbein was the big bat in the Big Green (8-9) lineup with a 2-for-3 day and classmate Craig Odenweller knocked in both runs with a double in the bottom of the seventh.

The Jays return to the diamond tonight at home versus Coldwater and open tourney play Thursday versus Waynesfield-Goshen at Perry.

The Big Green begins its tourney trail 5 p.m. Wednesday at Crestview, facing Lincolnview.

Score by Innings:

St. John’s 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 4 10 0

Ottoville 0 0 0 0 0 0 x - 2 3 0

WP: Andrew Metzger (2-1); LP: Joel Beining (2-2). DP: St. John’s 1. 2B: Andrew Metzger (S), Clay Courtney (S), Craig Odenweller (O).

(Fuller story and box in Wednesday’s Herald).


Wildcats pounce on Bulldogs

ELIDA — The Jefferson baseballers rode solid pitching from junior Ross Thompson and gave him plenty of help with an 11-hit attack, besting Elida 11-2 Monday at Ed Sandy Memorial Field.

Thompson tossed 104 pitches (67 for strikes) in his complete game, ceding three hits and two runs (1 earned), walking two and fanning eight.

Senior Tyler Wrasman led the Wildcats with a 4-for-4 day (2 doubles; 4 runs batted in, 2 runs scored); Zach Ricker went 2-for-2 day (walk and hit by pitch; 2 runs batted in, 1 run), as did classmate Seth Wollenhaupt (sacrifice fly and sacrifice bunt; 2 RBIs, 1 run).

Sophomore Adam Purdy — who took the loss for Elida with four innings of work (6 hits, 7 runs, 5 earned, 3 walks, 1 hit batter, 5 Ks), junior Max Stambaugh and junior Justin Murphy had the hits for the Bulldogs.

Jefferson is slated to head to New Knoxville for a 5 p.m. Thursday game, while Elida is headed to LCC that same day.

Score by Innings:

Jefferson 0 3 2 2 1 1 2 - 11 11 2

Elida 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 - 2 3 2

WP: Ross Thompson; LP: Adam Purdy. DP: Elida 2, Jefferson 1. 2B: Tyler Wrasman 2 (D), Max Stambaugh (E).

(Fuller article and box score in Wednesday’s Herald).


Lady Titans overwhelm Jeffcats

DELPHOS — Megan Kitchen threw a 2-hit shutout and the Jefferson defense committed nine errors to help visiting Ottawa-Glandorf a 13-0 fast-pitch softball rout in five innings Monday afternoon at Lady Wildcat Field.

Kitchen fanned 10 Lady Wildcats.

Taylor Branham only gave up seven hits to the Lady Titans and fanned four.

Jefferson’s game at Kalida tonight has been cancelled, so the Lady Wildcats’ next outing is slated to be at Fort Recovery 5 p.m. Friday.

Score by Innings:

Ott.-Glan. 2 3 2 6 0 - 13 7 1

Jefferson 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2 9

WP: Megan Kitchen; LP: Taylor Branham.


Lady Bearcats trounce Ottoville

OTTOVILLE — Spencerville opened up the offense in the last three innings versus host Ottoville Monday afternoon, exploding for 13 runs in trouncing the Lady Green 13-1.

Ottoville led 1-0 after two innings and held the Lady Bearcats down until the final three frames.

Tori Johnston picked up the win on the mound for the visitors, tossing a complete game.

Kenzie Martin took the loss for Ottoville.

Leading hitters for Spencerville were Mackenzie Ringwald (3-for-4 with a double and 2 runs batted in) and Johnston (3-for-5, a double, a triple, 6 RBIs, 2 runs scored).

Martin picked up two hits for the Lady Green, who committed six errors.

Ottoville commences tourney play Wednesday at Lincolnview versus Parkway (5 p.m.); Spencerville is slated to host St. Marys Memorial Thursday.

Score by Innings:

Spencerville 0 0 0 0 4 5 4 - 13 10 1

Ottoville 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 7 6

WP: Tori Johnston; LP: Kenzie Martin. 2B: Mackenzie Ringwald (S), Tori Johnston (S). 3B: Tori Johnston (S).


Pirates best LadyCats in PCL softball


The Delphos Herald

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KALIDA — The baseball and softball tournaments are already underway but the Kalida Wildcats and Continental Pirates still had some unfinished Putnam County League business on the softball diamond in a make-up of a game previously rained out.

The Pirates jumped on Kalida pitcher Emily Schnipke for four runs in the first inning and paced their way to a 8-3 victory.

Leva Weller pitched a complete game for Continental to get the win, while helping her cause at the plate in going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in on a 2-run double in the first.

Nicole Recker was 2-for-4 for the home team, scoring a run. Summer Holtkamp tripled and was 1-for-4.

Kalida continues in the tournament today when they play Patrick Henry in the sectional finals. Continental heads back to the diamond on Wednesday to face Columbus Grove.

Score by Innings:

Contin. 402 020 0 - 8

Kalida 001 002 0 - 3

WP: Leva Weller; LP: Emily Schnipke.

(Fuller article and box in Wednesday’s Herald).

Last Updated on Monday, May 13, 2013 9:18 PM

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