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Cougar girls third at Gold Medal meet

By Charlie Warnimont

DHI Correspondent

OTTAWA — Van Wert’s girls track team turned in some outstanding performances Saturday to garner a third-place finish at the 49th annual Gold Medal Track and Field meet in Ottawa.

The Lady Cougars won four events and were second in another five events as they finished third among the nine teams competing with 97.5 points. Liberty-Benton won the girls team title with 144 points and Ottawa-Glandorf was second with 126.5 points. The Elida girls finished seventh with 22.5 points.

On the boys side, the Cougars finished fourth with 69 points, a half point behind third place Bluffton with 69.5 points. O-G won the boys team title with 114 points and Liberty-Benton was second with 87 points. The Elida boys finished tied for eighth with 18 points.

Amanda Clay, Alexis Dowdy and Andrea Foster all accounted for one win, while the fourth win came from the 400 relay team.

Clay won the long jump with a leap of 16-3 and she later helped account for a pair of runner-up finishes in relay events. Clay anchored the 800 Relay team that finished second in 1:52.88 to O-G. Joining Clay on that relay team were Whitney Meyers, Emma Kohn and Landrie Koontz.

Clay also anchored the second-place 1600 Relay team that included Meyers, Dowdy and Kohn. They finished second to O-G with a time of 4:11.42.

Dowdy picked up a win in the field events as she won the shot put with a toss of 41-0 and she was second in the discus with a throw of 114-5.

Foster won the 3,200 meter run in 12:22.49. Foster won the race by 22 seconds over Liberty-Benton’s Megan Bartel (12:44.67)

Van Wert’s 400 meter Relay team of Dominique Grothause, Meyers, Lauren Koontz and Kohn won in a time of 54.48. Meyers finished second in the 300 hurdles in 49.44.

The Elida girls were led by Tori Bowen with a second-place finish in the pole vault as she cleared 9-0 and Aubrey Williams was third in the high jump as she cleared 4-8.

Van Wert’s boys team won one event Saturday and that was the meet-ending 1,600-meter relay as the team of Tymon Moore, Hunter Perl, Quincey Salcido and Nicholas Krugh ran a 3:35.76 for the win.

Krugh finished second in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes for the Cougars. Krugh was second in the 100 at 11.61 and the 200 in 23.22.Van Wert’s 3200 meter relay team of Dylan Lautzenheiser, Connor Shaffer, Ryan Rice and Connor Holliday were second to O-G with a time of 8:32.87.

Clark Etzler helped the Elida boys to a pair of second-place finishes. Etzler was part of the 400 Relay team that finished second in 46.16. Joining him were Desmond White, De’Angelo Woods and Avery Sumpter. Etzler finished second in the 400-meter dash in 51.95 as Bluffton’s Noah Stratton won with a time of 51.17.

(Full results elsewhere in Track and Field Results article).

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Ottoville splits DH with Knights

CONVOY — Crestview downed Ottoville 5-0 in game 1 Saturday afternoon at the Crestview Athletic Complex.

In game 2, the Big Green earned a split with a 7-6 victory.

In the opener, Jordan Roop and Cam Etzler combined on a 2-hitter. Brandon Boecker and Alex Horstman had the only hits for the Green and Gold.

Etzler (2 runs scored, 1 run batted in) and Bryce Richardson (1 run) went 2-for-3 and Brock Rolsten scored twice.

In the nightcap, the Big Green scored twice in the top of the seventh and held on for the win.

Joel Beining, the third Ottoville pitcher, got the win in relief. Horstman (2 runs, 2 RBIs) and Jared Fanning (RBI) went 2-for-3. Boecker scored twice and Kyle Bendele knocked in two.

Etzler (run, RBI) went 3-for-4 — with three doubles — and Richardson (run, RBI) and Jordan Miller (2 RBIs) 2-for-4.

Crestview hosts Allen East today.

Ottoville hosts Leipsic Tuesday.

GAME 1

Ottoville

ab r h rbi

Alex Horstman 2 0 1 0, Joel Beining 2 0 0 0, Luke Schimmoeller 2 0 0 0, Brandon Boecker 3 0 1 0, Joe Vanoss 2 0 0 0, Kyle Bendele 2 0 0 0, Bailey Seibert 3 0 0 0, Jared Fanning 3 0 0 0, Cory Honigford 3 0 0 0. Totals 22 0 2 0.

Crestview

ab r h rbi

Cam Etzler 3 2 2 1, Bryce Richardson 3 1 2 0, Damian Helm 3 0 1 1, Jordan Roop 3 0 0 0, Nathan Owens 2 0 1 0, Mitchell Rickard 3 0 0 0, Adrian Camp 3 0 0 0, Jake Lippi 3 0 0 0, Brock Rolsten 3 2 1 0. Totals 26 5 7 2.

Score by Innings:

Ottoville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0

Crestview 1 0 1 0 3 0 x - 5

SAC: Beining; 2B: Etzler, Richardson, Rolsten; SB: Etzler 2, Richardson.

PITCHING

Ottoville IP H R ER BB SO

K Bendele (L) 5.0 6 5 3 2 5

B Boecker 1.0 1 0 0 1 2

Crestview IP H R ER BB SO

Roop (W) 3.2 1 0 0 2 2

Etzler (S) 3.1 1 0 0 2 7

P-S: Bendele 87-50, Boecker 25-16; Roop 51-26, Etzler 51-33.

GAME 2

Ottoville

ab r h rbi

Brandon Schnipke 3 1 0 0, Joel Beining 2 0 0 0, Luke Schimmoeller 4 1 1 0, Brandon Boecker 4 2 2 0, Alex Horstman 3 2 2 2, Kyle Bendele 3 1 1 2, Jared Fanning 3 0 2 1, Trent Miller 2 0 2 0, Wes Markward 3 0 0 0. Totals 27 7 10 5.

Crestview

ab r h rbi

Cam Etzler 4 1 3 1, Bryce Richardson 4 1 2 1, Damian Helm 4 0 1 0, Nathan Owens 3 0 0 0, Jordan Miller 4 0 2 2, Adrian Camp 2 1 0 0, Colby Clifton 3 1 1 0, Jordan Roop 1 0 0 0, Justin Overmeyer 4 1 1 2, Brock Rolsten 4 1 0 0. Totals 33 6 10 6.

Score by Innings:

Ottoville 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 - 7 10 3

Crestview 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 - 6 10 2

2B: Etzler 3, Boecker, Overmyer. SB: J. Miller. Sac: Beining, Miller (C).

PITCHING

Ottoville IP H R ER BB SO

J Fanning 4.0 6 3 3 3 3

B Boecker 1.1 1 2 2 2 3

J Beining (W) 1.2 3 1 0 0 2

Crestview IP H R ER BB SO

Clifton 5.1 5 4 2 1 6

Camp (L) 1.2 5 3 2 1 1

HBP: Clifton. P-S: Fanning 80-50, Boecker 35-16, Beining 41-22; Clifton 77-51, Camp 30-18.

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Elida downs Bearcats

ELIDA — Elida’s baseball team downed Spencerville 7-5 in non-league action at Ed Sandy Memorial Field.

Adam Purdy got the win on the mound for the Bulldogs and Max Stambaugh got the save.

Jacob Meyer gave up five runs in the first two frames to get the loss for the Bearcats.

In Friday night’s Spencerville win over Columbus Grove, head coach Troy Montenery won the 100th game of his head coaching career.

Thad Ringwald (run scored, run batted in) was 2-for-3 and Justin Thiery (run) 2-for-4 for the Bearcats.

Purdy (3 runs, RBI) helped his own cause by going 2-for-2 for the Bulldogs and Riley Overholt 2-for-4.

Spencerville visits Jefferson today, while Elida visits St. Marys Memorial Tuesday.

SPENCERVILLE (5)

ab r h rbi

David Wisher 4 0 1 1, Mitchell Youngpeter 3 0 0 0, Jacob Meyer 3 0 0 1, Jon Shimp 3 0 0 0, Hunter French 2 2 1 0, James Schaad 4 1 1 0, Justin Thiery 4 1 2 0, Thad Ringwald 3 1 2 1, Jon Long 2 0 0 0, Nick Freewalt 1 0 0 0. Totals 29 5 7 3.

ELIDA (7)

ab r h rbi

Austin Morrison 3 1 0 0, Josh Bull 4 1 1 0, Adam Purdy 2 3 2 1, Max Stambaugh 4 1 1 0, Travis Watkins 0 0 0 1, Jared Blymyer 3 0 0 1, Alan Tyrrell 1 0 0 1, Logan Alexander 1 0 1 1, Riley Overholt 4 0 2 0, Justin Murphy 4 1 1 0. Totals 26 7 8 5.

Score by Innings:

Spencerville 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 - 5 7 2

Elida 2 3 0 0 0 2 x - 7 8 2

E: Thiery, Meyer, Overholt, Stambaugh; LOB: Spencerville 11, Elida 11; 2B: Murphy; SB: Purdy 2, Thiery, French, Stambaugh, Overholt, Morrison; Sac: Alexander, Watkins.

IP H R ER BB SO

SPENCERVILLE

Meyer (L) 1.3 4 5 4 2 2

Ringwald 3.6 4 2 1 3 2

Schaad 1.0 0 0 0 1 2

ELIDA

Purdy (W) 5.6 4 4 2 5 6 0

Stambaugh (S) 1.3 3 1 1 3 0 0

PB: French 2. WP: Meyer, Purdy. HBP: Watkins, Tyrrell. SO: Stambaugh 2, Murphy 2, Youngpeter, Schaad, Long, Shimp, Freewalt, Meyer, Bull, Blymyer. BB: French 2, Purdy 2, Watkins 2, Youngpeter, Ringwald, Shimp, Wisher, Freewalt, Meyer, Blymyer, Morrison.

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Lady Bearcats win 2

CONTINENTAL — Spencerville defeated Continental twice in doubleheader fast-pitch softball action — 8-7, 7-2 — Saturday at Continental.

In game 1, Alex Shumate (3-2) went the distance for the victors, ceding eight hits, seven runs, five strikeouts and one walk.

Emma Recker took the loss (7 innings, 7 hits, 8 runs, 3 Ks, 3 BBs).

Leading hitters for the Lady Bearcats were Tiffany Work and Cait Propst (2 hits each).

Leading hitters for the Lady Pirates were Quigley and Craft (2 hits).

In the second contest, the Bearcats (6-5) bashed out 13 hits, led by leading hitters Shumate (3 hits) and Maddy Hollar (double) and Amber Hallard (2 hits apiece).

Tori Johnston (3-3) also went the distance to get the win (7 hits, 2 runs, 6 Ks, 2 BBs).

Weller took the complete-game loss (13 hits, 7 runs, 6 BBs, 1 K).

Topping Continental were Fitzwater and Scott (2 hits each).

Spencerville visits Jefferson today.

Game 1

Score by Innings:

Spencerville 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 - 8 7 5

Continental 1 0 3 0 2 0 1 - 7 8 5

WP: Alex Shumate; LP: Emma Recker. 3B: Cait Propst (S), Fitzwater (C), Scott (C).

Game 2

Score by Innings:

Spencerville 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 - 7 13 1

Continental 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 2 7 1

WP: Tori Johnston; LP: Weller. 2B: Maddy Hollar (S). 3B: Fitzwater (C).

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Panthers hold off Kalida in baseball

KALIDA — McComb built a 5-1 lead after four innings and withstood a late 3-run rally by Kalida to persevere 5-4 in the first game of Saturday’s baseball twin-bill at historic Holy Name Ballpark in Kalida.

The Panthers out-hit the Wildcats 11-5.

Reardon got the win on the mound, going 6 2/3 innings and fanning 13.

Grubb was the hitting star for the victors with three hits, while Clark added two and Schroeder a pair of walks.

Jeffrey Knueven had a pair of knocks for the hosts and Brent Hovest a pair of runs batted in.

Kalida visits Continental Monday for a PCL encounter.

Score by Innings:

McComb 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 - 5 11 2

Kalida 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 - 4 5 2

 

 

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