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Tuesday, April 08, 2014 8:13 PM


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PANDORA — Despite most of the baseball and softball games in the area being postponed due to poor field conditions, the Fort Jennings Musketeers and Pandora-Gilboa Rockets braved the wind and cold for a Putnam County League baseball showdown.

The Rockets were trying to remain among the ranks of the unbeaten, while the Musketeers were trying to make it two in a row in PCL play.

The hosts had scored 32 runs in their previous two games and were off to a similar start, scoring three runs in the first and adding two more in the second to come away with a 5-2 victory.


Jacob Basinger threw 4 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball until Conner Wallenhorst broke up the no-no with a double and later scored on a Ryan Rau single.

Dustin Rieman reached for the Rockets on a single and moved to second when Reed Hovest grounded to short but was safe on a throwing error, moving Rieman to third. One out later, Jennings pitcher Rau balked, scoring Rieman to give the home team a 1-0 lead.

Jacob Basinger drew a base-on-balls, putting runners on the corners for the home team. Hovest then scored from third on a wild pitch to make it a 2-0 score, then TJ Kopplinger singled home Basinger to give the Rockets a three spot in the first inning.

The Rockets would tack on two more in the second frame after Rau got back-to-back strikeouts. Brain Schneck walked, Rieman was hit by a pitch and Hovest singled. Then with the bases loaded, Basinger singled home Schneck and Rieman to make it 5-0, but things could have been worse for the Musketeers if not for a heads-up play by Rau and shortstop Mark Metzger. The Fort Jennings tandem caught Hovest in a rundown trying to take third and tagged out the P-G catcher for the third out of the inning.

The next three innings would be a pitchers’ duel as Rau and Rockets’ hurler Basinger matched each other inning for inning.

The guests got on the board in the fifth when Wallenhorst doubled, followed by a Dylan Van Loo single to put runners on the corners with one out.

Metzger bunted Van Loo to second to move the runners to second and third with two out. Rau then singled home both Wallenhorst and Van Loo but was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double, making it a 5-2 contest heading into the sixth.

Neither team would threaten from there.

Rieman and Alex Osborn would finish out the game on the mound for P-G with the Rockets setting down six of the last seven Musketeer batters to improve to 3-0 on the early season.

Fort Jennings falls to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the PCL.

The Musketeers visit Crestview today.

Fort Jennings

Van Loo lf 2-1-1-0, Metzger ss 3-0-0-0, Rau p 3-0-1-2, Alex Vetter 3b 3-0-1-0, Hoersten rf 3-0-0-0, Sealts 2b 2-0-0-0, Clay 1b 2-0-0-0, Hehman ph 1-0-0-0, Sma Vetter c 2-0-0-0, Wallenhorst cf 3-1-1-0.


Schneck ss/2b 2-1-0-0, Rieman 2b/p/2b 2-2-1-0, Hovest c 2-1-1-0-, Basinger p/ss 2-1-1-2, Osborn cf 3-1-0-0, Kopplinger 3-1-0-1, Tousley lf 3-0-0-0, Wilson 3b 3-0-0-0, Schmenk 1b 3-0-0-0.

Score by Innings:

Fort Jennings 000 020 0 - 2 3 1

Pand.-Gilboa 320 000 0 - 5 4 1


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Grove downs Ottoville in league baseball

COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove handed invading Ottoville a 6-4 Putnam County League baseball loss Tuesday at Grove.

The Bulldogs out-hit their foe 8-7 but also had four errors to three for the visitors.

Ottoville is slated to visit Miller City tonight, while Grove hosts Continental.


ab r h rbi

B Seibert 4 1 1 0, A Horstman 4 1 0 0, L Schimmoeller 4 1 2 1, K Bendele 2 0 0 0, B Boecker 3 1 1 1, J Vanoss 1 0 0 0, J Beining 3 0 2 2, J Fanning 3 0 1 0, T Miller 3 0 0 0, C Honigford 2 0 0 0, B Schnipke 1 0 0 0. Totals 30 4 7 4.


ab r h rbi

Brubaker 2 2 1 0, Stechschulte 2 0 0 0, Verhoff 3 1 2 3, Jones 1 0 0 0, Neu 3 0 1 0, Diller 3 0 0 0, Olivo 3 1 1 0, Brinkman 3 1 1 0, Utendorf 2 1 2 1. Totals 22 6 8 4.

2B: Verhoff 2, Brinkman, Utendorf; SB: Schimmoeller; CS: Jones, Neu; Sac: Vano Oss, Brubaker, Stechschulte.




Schimmoeller (L) 5.0 8 6 2 2 4

K Bendele 1.0 0 0 0 0 2


Verhoff (W) 4.1 5 4 3 1 10

Brubaker (S) 2.2 2 0 0 4 4

WP: Verhoff; Pitches-Strikes: Schimmoeller 80-51, Bendele 13-9; Verhoff 90-60, Brubaker 54-29.


Bulldogs best Lady Green in PCL

COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove’s softball crew scored all the runs it needed in the first two frames and held on for a 5-3 Putnam County League victory Tuesday at Grove.

Hope Schroeder limited the Lady Green to five hits. She went the distance in ceding three earned runs, walking two and fanning seven.

Courtney Von Sossan took the loss for the Green and Gold. She also went the distance, ceding eight hits and five earned runs, walking one and fanning two.

Kyrah Yinger and Micah Stechschulte both went 2-for-3 for the hosts, knocking in a run each. Schroeder went 1-3 with three runs batted in.

Haley Landwehr was 2-for-4 for the visitors (2 RBIs), while Nikki Burgei (1 RBI) and Amber Horstman went 1-for-4.

Ottoville hosts Shawnee tonight, while the Bulldogs visit Paulding Thursday in NWC action.

Score by Innings:

Ottoville 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 - 3 5 2

Col. Grove 3 2 0 0 0 0 x - 5 8 2

Winning Pitcher - Hope Schroeder (1-0); Losing Pitcher - Courtney Von Sossan. 2B: Kyrah Yinger (C), Micah Stechschulte (C). 3B: Haley Landwehr (O).


Lady Bearcats edge Redskins

ST. HENRY — Spencerville’s softballers edged St. Henry 11-10 Tuesday at St. Henry.

Winning pitcher was Tori Johnston (1-2 on the season); Alex Shumate picked up the save.

Leading hitters for Spencerville were Johnston (3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 RBI), Cait Propst (3 hits, double, 1 RBI), Haleigh Mull (2 hits, double, HR, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored), Mackenzie Ringwald (2 hits, double) and Tiffany Work (2 hits).

Spencerville scored 11 runs on 15 hits, committed seven errors and left five runners on base.

St. Henry scored 10 runs on nine hits, committed four errors and left 10 on base.

Spencerville improves to 2-2 overall on the season and host Bluffton Thursday.


Wildkittens squeak by Lady ’Dawgs in softball

ELIDA — Kimmie Reynolds outdueled Michaela Black as Bath slid by Elida 1-0 in Western Buckeye League softball action Tuesday at Dorothy Edwards Field in Elida.

Reynolds no-hit the Lady Bulldogs.

Black almost matched her counterpart, giving up four hits and only one fourth-inning run.

Dackin had two hits for Bath (3-0, 1-0).

Elida (3-1, 0-1) visits Parkway Thursday.

Score by Innings:

Bath 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 4 0

Elida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1

Winning Pitcher - Kimmie Reynolds; Losing Pitcher - Michael Black (2-1).


Kalida softballers win 2-1

KALIDA — Kalida sophomore pitcher Sam Nagy allowed only three hits and no earned runs with six strikeouts in pacing Kalida to a 2-1 Putnam County League softball triumph Tuesday at Kalida.

Senior Katelyn Kortokrax had the game-winning run batted in.

Junior Nicole Recker was 3-for-4 with a run scored and sophomore Laine Laudick was 2-for-4 with a run scored.


Anderson sweeps Lady Beavers on the diamond

By Ryan Schadewald

Sports information assistant

BLUFFTON — The Anderson University softball team extended its winning streak to 16 games and remained unbeaten in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action as the Ravens swept a doubleheader with Bluffton University Tuesday, spoiling Strike Out Cancer Day for the home crowd.

The Ravens improved to 17-2 on the season and 8-0 in HCAC play while the Beavers dropped to 16-10 and 6-4 in the conference.

Game 1 started slowly with two shutout innings before the Ravens exploded for four runs in the top half of the third inning. The Beavers got one of those runs back in the bottom half as Jessica Kuzara (Flat Rock, Mich./Huron) singled home Chelsea Weitz (Dayton/Carroll) after Weitz and Brittany Baker (Springboro) laced one-out base knocks.

The Ravens would add two more in the fourth and sixth and one in the seventh. The Beavers rallied in the bottom of the seventh, scoring three runs before the Ravens sealed the deal for their 9-4 victory. Baker and Jo Bondra (Highland Heights/Mayfield) drove in runs as Bluffton put together five hits in the final frame.

In the early game, Brittany Baker and Kuzara would each get three knocks, with an RBI and run scored as well. The other two seventh inning runs were scored on a Jo Bondra double. Junior Chloe Shell (Covington) took the loss, pitching all seven innings and falling to 7-5 after allowing eight runs on 14 hits.

The second game would begin the way that the first ended with four runs from the Anderson Ravens in the opening two innings off freshman starter Emily Scupholm (Cuyahoga Falls/Our Lady of the Elms). After two quiet frames, Anderson added another run in the fifth inning.

The Beavers attempted to rally in the sixth inning, getting one back on a single up the middle from Kuzara and another on a base knock from Jo Bondra. That was all the Beavers could muster thanks to another inning-ending twin killing and they went down in order in the seventh to suffer a 5-2 loss in the nightcap.

The Beavers only mustered up six hits in game two, with two of them coming from Emily Kolezynski (Strongsville), who also came in for two innings of perfect relief on the mound. Kuzara also went 1-for-2 with an RBI, a run scored and a walk. The loss was the first of the season for freshman Emily Scupholm who is now 5-1 on the season. She allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings of work.

The Beavers return to HCAC action on Saturday when they travel to Franklin College. After a trip to Manchester on the 15th, the Beavers will play four home games in two days against Madonna University and Hanover College on April 18 and 19. Those games begin at 3:30 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.


Crestview with Lincolnview & Ottoville Tri-meet

At Crestview Athletic Complex

Girls Team Rankings: Lincolnview 55.5, Crestview 54.5, Ottoville 50.

Boys Team Rankings: Crestview 76.5, Lincolnview 62.5, Ottoville 33.

Points: 5-3-2-1 except relays 5-3

Girls 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Lincolnview ‘A’ (Ashton Bowersock, Anna Gorman, Katlyn Wendel, Abbie Enyart) 10:58.16; 2. Ottoville ‘A’ (Taylor Mangas, Karin Wendeberg, Brooke Mangas, Tonya Kaufman) 11:19.75.

Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Lincolnview ‘A’ (Ben Bilimek, Travis Lippi, Bayley Tow, Trevor Neate) 9:22.48; 2. Crestview ‘A’ (Dylan Grandstaff, Jake Tatum, Caleb Bagley, Justin Gibson) 9:48.97.

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: 1. Alicia Honigford (O) 17.48; 2. Katie Hughes (C) 18.48; 3. Danielle Ray (C) 18.82; 4. Brooke Thatcher (L) 19.11.

Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Hunter Blankemeyer (L) 15.27; 2. (tie) Eric Von Sossan (O) and Copsey Bogle (C) 17.22; 4. Hicks (L) 17.5.

Girls 100 Meter Dash: 1. Grace Callow (C) 13.48; 2. Deanna Wells (C) 13.78; 3. Grace Gorman (L) 13.82; 4. Jamie Moore (C) 13.83.

Boys 100 Meter Dash: 1. Isaiah Kline (C) 11.45; 2. Michael Garay (L) 11.46; 3. Logan Jewel (L) 11.47; 4. Sage Schaffner (C) 11.87.

Girls 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Crestview ‘A’ (Jamie Moore, Whitney Smart, Deanna Wells, Grace Callow) 2:05.41.

Boys 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Crestview ‘A’ (Zack Jellison, Michael Hansard, Malcolm Oliver, Isaiah Kline) 1:37.46; 2. Lincolnview ‘A’ (Logan Jewel, Brayden Farmer, Tyler Brant, Michael Garay) 1:46.05.

Girls 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Abbie Enyart (L) 6:08.0; 2. Brooke Ripley (C) 7:25.12; 3. Nevada Smith (C) 7:48.53; 4. Rebecca Violet (O) 7:57.0.

Boys 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Mycah Grandstaff (C) 4:35.89; 2. Bayley Tow (L) 4:38.0; 3. Branden Clayton (C) 4:53.92; 4. Ben Bilimek (L) 4:58.64.

Girls 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Lincolnview ‘A’ (Brooke Thatcher, Savannah Bigham, Michaela Campbell, Grace Gorman) 59.26.

Boys 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Crestview ‘A’ (Isaiah Kline, Sage Schaffner, Zack Jellison, Malcolm Oliver) 46.44; 2. Lincolnview ‘A’ (Logan Jewel, Damon Norton, Nathan Diller, Michael Garay) 47.76.

Girls 400 Meter Dash: 1. Madison Knodell (O) 1:08.36; Jamie Moore (C) 1:10.45; 3. Christine Stemen (L) 1:11.58; 4. Katie Hughes (C) 1:13.36.

Boys 400 Meter Dash: 1. Colin Bendele (O) 55.54; 2. Michael Hansard (C) 55.73; 3. Lucas Maag (O) 56.87; 4. Tyler Brant (L) 57.0.

Girls 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Taylor Mangas (O) 50.01; 2. Hannah McCleery (L) 55.43; 3. Grace Gorman (L) 57.29; 4. Brooke Thatcher (L) 58.53.

Boys 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Hunter Blankemeyer (L) 43.53; 2. Eric Von Sossan (O) 46.04; 3. Doug Hicks (L) 48.82; 4. Cody Kemper (O) 52.05.

Girls 800 Meter Run: 1. Ashton Bowersock (L) 2:41.16; 2. Abbie Enyart (L) 2:46.87; 3. Katlyn Wendel (L) 2:55.71; 4. Madison Knodell (O) 3:04.7.

Boys 800 Meter Run: 1. Branden Clayton (C) 2:10.28; 2. Ben Bilimek (L) 2:13.0; 3. Trevor Neate (L) 2:16.0; 4. Travis Lippi (L) 2:36.0.

Girls 200 Meter Run: 1. (tie) Brooke Mangas (O) and Grace Callow (C) 28.11; 3. Karin Wendeberg (O) 29.66; 4. Deanna Wells (C) 30.44.

Boys 200 Meter Run: 1. Zack Jellison (C) 23.4; 2. Isaiah Kline (C) 23.8; 3. Logan Jewel (L) 24.23; 4. Lucas Maag (O) 24.24.

Girls 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Anna Gorman (L) 13:32.0; 2. Sophia Smith (C) 15:41.0; 3. Nevada Smith (C) 16:02.0; 4. Brooke Ripley (C) 17:19.0.

Boys 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Mycah Grandstaff (C) 10:19.0; 2. Alex Rodriguez (L) 11:21.0; 3. Tracey West (L) 11:52.0; 4. Jacob Germann (C) 13:28.0.

Girls 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Ottoville ‘A’ (Brooke Mangas, Alicia Honigford, Karin Wendeberg) 4:23.47; 2. Lincolnview ‘A’ (Hannah McCleery, Grace Gorman, Ashton Bowersock, Christine Stemen) 4:50.0.

Boys 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Lincolnview ‘A’ (Ben Bilimek, Trevor Neate, Brayden Farmer, Tyler Brant) 3:57.80; ... 2. Ottoville ‘A’ (Drew Williams, Cody Kemper, Eric Von Sossan, Austin Agala Montano) 4:22.15.

Girls Discus: 1. Alexis Thorbahn (O) 101-1; 2. Bekka Tracey (C) 96-3; 3. Courtney Trigg (C) 79-2.5; 4. Danielle Dasher (L) 66-11.

Boys Discus: 1. Colin Bendele (O) 117-0.5; 2. Zen Burdette (C) 111-0.5; 3. Scott Miller (C) 108-5.75; 4. Corban Grubb (C) 102-0.5.

Girls High Jump: 1. Brooke Mangas (O) 5-2; 2. Hannah McCleery (L) 4-8.

Boys High Jump: 1. Hunter Blankemeyer (L) 6-1; 2. Austin Sealscott (L) 5-2; 3. (tie) Drew Williams (O) and Brayden Farmer (L) 5-0.

Girls Long Jump: 1. Madison Knodell (O) 14-3; 2. Hannah McCleery (L) 14-2; 3. Alicia Honigford (O) 13-1; 4. (tie) Savannah Bigham (L) and Whitney Smart (C) 11-7.

Boys Long Jump: 1. Malcolm Oliver (C) 18-4; 2. Lucas Maag (O) 17-5; 3. Alex Cunningham (C) 15-10; 4. Nathan Diller (L) 15-6.

Girls Shot Put: 1. Bekka Tracey (C) 26-11; 2. Alyssa Matthews (L) 25-7; 3. Alexis Thorbahn (O) 24-4; 4. Danielle Dasher (L) 24-0.

Boys Shot Put: 1. Zen Burdette (C) 38-7.5; 2. Colin Bendele (O) 37-0.5; 3. Scott Miller (C) 36-3; 4. Corban Grubb (C) 36-1.5.

Girls Pole Vault: 1. Jamie Moore (C) 8-3.

Boys Pole Vault: 1. Copsey Bogle (C) 11-6; 2. Austin Agala Montano (O) 8-6.

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 8:54 PM

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